Top Doctors 2021: Melanie Bone, MD, FACOG

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Cannabis physician and gynecology

SPECIALTIES: Cannabis medicine, consultative gynecology, bioidentical hormone therapy

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: B.S.L.A., Russian Language and English Literature, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

MEDICAL TRAINING: M.D., Albany Medical College of Union University

RESIDENCY: Obstetrics and Gynecology, The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Dr. Melanie Bone is both a medical cannabis expert and a board-certified gynecologist with 30 years’ experience. She is also a cancer survivor, wife, mother of five, and a public speaker. As a trained robotic surgeon, she was anti-marijuana until her child was prescribed a medication that caused a life-threatening reaction. Medical marijuana was found to be the treatment of choice. Soon after, Dr. Bone began to study cannabis and opened a medical marijuana practice in 2016.

In 2019 she took a sabbatical from gynecology to direct a research project focused on cannabis for the over-65 population at MorseLife Health System. She works with seniors to manage ailments related to both aging and COVID, such as chronic pain, anxiety/ depression and sleep disorders.

Her goal, both at MorseLife and in her private practice, is to integrate cannabis into her patients’ routines for best outcomes.“Since marijuana comes in many forms from patches, creams, or drops under the tongue, to vaping, smoking, orals and edibles, I need to figure out the best delivery system, doses and schedules,” Dr. Bone explains. She provides free follow-up after the initial consultation until patients are satisfied.

Dr. Bone enjoys the diversity of her practice, treating men, women, and children. She continues to provide hormone management and consultations about gynecology, as well as performing vaginal rejuvenation for issues such as laxity, dryness, and urinary incontinence.

“I merge academia with best practices in a personalized, down-to-earth way. My goal is to eliminate the stigma around cannabis, and help to implement its use in areas of medicine where it can be life-changing.”

MELANIE BONE, MD – WEST PALM BEACH; 2814 S Dixie Highway, Ste. B; 561/665-1415 or 561/706-0648; drmelaniebone.com

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