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Off E Brandon Blvd and S Mt Carmel Rd

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DocMJ in Brandon serves the surrounding areas of Brandon Brook, Brentwood Hills, Valrico Forest, Lakemont and Featherock. Book a risk-free consultation today.

Address
1256 E. Brandon Blvd, Suite B, Brandon, FL 33511
We are located in the strip mall right next to Chick-fil-A, and Sonic on E. Brandon Blvd.

Directions(813) 413-1722

Office Hours

  • Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Customer Reviews

Excellent4.9 Based on 332 reviews fromNilda AlonsoNilda Alonso ★★★★★ Wonderful and knowledgeable doctor. Also their on line appointment is very user friendly.Response from the ownerHello Nilda! Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with our knowledgeable doctor and our user-friendly online appointment system. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Desiree LambDesiree Lamb ★★★★★ Dr. Zheng-Smith has been my physician for several years and I am very pleased with the level of care I receive from her. She is genuinely concerned and always very helpful. I recommend her to anyone who is thinking of trying medical cannabis to help with chronic pain as I do or for any other reason.Response from the ownerHello Desiree! We're grateful for your trust in Dr. Zheng-Smith and the positive impact she's had on your healthcare journey. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Thank you for sharing your experience! Kevin HouchinsKevin Houchins ★★★★★ She was very helpful and informative!Response from the ownerHello Kevin! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review! We love hearing feedback like this from our patients. Tina LewisTina Lewis ★★★★★ Very kind and fast and friendlyResponse from the ownerHello Tina! Thanks so much for giving our office in Brandon a 5-star review! We truly appreciate your feedback. Thomas LyonsThomas Lyons ★★★★★ Easy and quick appointment, exceptional care and concern, VERY pleased with entire process!Response from the ownerHey there, Thomas! We truly appreciate your feedback and are so happy your experience with us was positive. If you have any questions or concerns in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (888) 908-0143. We strive to ensure our patients receive the best care possible at all times and we're always happy to help! Sara WalkerSara Walker ★★★★★ I love my DocMJ especially since you can telehealth if done in a certain amount of time. It makes life so much easier if your busy and on the go. I love my Dr. she is absolutely wonderful, kind, empathetic and most importantly understanding. Thank you Dr.Wen-Ting Zheng-Smith. I would most definitely refer my friends and family and ten stars.Response from the ownerHello Sara! We're so happy to hear our telemedicine option is so convenient for you! Thank you so much for your nice comments about Dr. Zheng-Smith! We'll be sure to let her know you appreciated her assistance. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! Britney SheaBritney Shea ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Britney! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! Deb TraverDeb Traver ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Deb! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! James GrecoJames Greco ★★★★★ Always a pleasure to visit with Doctor Smith..Response from the ownerHello James! We're so happy to hear your visits with Dr. Zheng-Smith are always a pleasure! We'll be sure to let her know you appreciated her assistance. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! Rock MarascoRock Marasco ★★★★★ Heather is great and very helpful. Dr. Smith is professional and informativeResponse from the ownerHey Rock! Thank you so much for your nice comments about Heather and Dr. Zheng-Smith! We'll be sure to let them know you appreciated their service. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! Preston pearsellPreston pearsell ★★★★★ Very good nice staffResponse from the ownerHello Preston! We truly love hearing feedback like this from our patients! Thank you for sharing! Charles SmithCharles Smith ★★★★★ I have been seeing Dr smith for 3 years and I love her! Always helpful and cheerful couldn’t ask for a better doctor . Very knowledgeable I would advise everybody to go see dr Wenting Zheng smith!Response from the ownerHello Charles! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at our Brandon office. Thank you so much for your nice comments about Dr. Zheng-Smith! We'll be sure to let her know you appreciated her assistance. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! Marie SanchezMarie Sanchez ★★★★★ Smooth and easy process. Everyone was super nice and helpful!Response from the ownerHello Marie! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review! We love hearing feedback like this from our patients. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! denycesdenyces ★★★★★ Warm, compassionate staff.Response from the ownerHello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and complement our warm, compassionate staff! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! Colleen ReynoldsColleen Reynolds ★★★★★ Wen-Ting was very helpful!Response from the ownerHello Colleen! Thank you so much for your nice comments about Dr. Zheng-Smith! We'll be sure to let her know you appreciated her helpful assistance. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! Jill BirdJill Bird ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Jill! Thanks so much for giving our office in Brandon a 5-star review! We truly appreciate your feedback. Gabriel SotoGabriel Soto ★★★★★ Dr. Wen-Ting Zheng-Smith is very kind and caring! She’s very quick, efficient, and to the point and is also willing to answer any questions you have. everything you want in a Doctor!Response from the ownerHello Gabriel! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at our Ocala office. Thank you so much for your nice comments about Dr. Zheng-Smith! We'll be sure to let her know you appreciated her assistance. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! Amber HenryAmber Henry ★★★★★ Efficient understanding and thoroughResponse from the ownerHello Amber! Thank you for taking the time to give us such an exceptional Google review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated by all of us here at DocMJ. Rich GroessRich Groess ★★★★★ Very friendly and extremely helpful. Thank you!Response from the ownerHello Rich! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review! We love hearing feedback like this from our patients. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Gavin RackettGavin Rackett ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Gavin! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! joel benjaminjoel benjamin ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Joel! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! Laci McCleskeyLaci McCleskey ★★★★★ I was in and out. Everyone was so nice and Gypsy was an added bonus!! Sweet puppers!!Response from the ownerHey there, Laci! We're so happy you had such a great appointment and got to hang out with Gypsy for a little bit! She's the unofficial DocMJ mascot! We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is greatly appreciated by all of us here! LouvitLouvit ★★★★★ Once again quick prompt service The whole thing took 10 minutes.Response from the ownerHey there! Thank you for taking the time to give us such an exceptional Google review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated by all of us here at DocMJ. Rene LeighRene Leigh ★★★★★ Been a registered patient going on 5+ years & have had not a single regret.Soo very helpful, resourceful & attentive to their patients cares and/or needs all the same.Thank you all for being amazing.Response from the ownerHello Rene! We are so happy to hear that you continue to be a returning DocMJ patient. We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is greatly appreciated by all of us here! Thank you for continuing to be a DocMJ patient!

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See if you Qualify

Try our easy pre-qualification exam to see instantly if you may qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation today!

Under Florida law, these conditions are eligible for a medical marijuana card:

PTSD

A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

Epilepsy/Seizures Disorders

A transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.

Parkinson's Disease

A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.

Crohn's Disease

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.

Glaucoma

Eye conditions marked by increase intraocular pressure that can cause blindness.

Chronic muscle spasms

Sudden, involuntary movement in one or more muscles.

HIV/AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus that over time causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.

Cancer

Disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a given part of the body.

Chronic nonmalignant pain

Pain unrelated to cancer that persists beyond the usual course of disease or injury.

Additionally, Florida law allows a physician to certify patients for a medical marijuana card after diagnosing them with “other medical conditions of the same class”.

Meet our Medical Professionals

We are proud to offer our patients world-class care at an affordable price. Our physicians and Mental Health Counselors are experienced, experts, and caring.

juliana pineider

Juliana Pineider, MD

Juliana Pineider, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Texas
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residensy / Post Graduate:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

salah mankash

Salah Mankash, MD

Salah Mankash, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Emergency Medicine & Surgery
Medical School Education:
University of Sharjah, Sharjahm United Arab Emirates
Residensy / Post Graduate:
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

thomas derbes, md

Thomas Derbes, MD

Thomas Derbes, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Emergency Medicine / Neurology / Interventional Pain Management
Medical School Education:
University of Mississippi Medical School
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Tulane Medical Center

scot lance, md

Scot Lance, MD

robert dotson, md

Robert Dotson Jr, MD

Robert Dotson Jr, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Tennessee, Washington State
Ophthalmology
Medical School Education:
University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences College of Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
University of Tennessee

richard boyett, md

Richard Boyett, MD

Richard Boyett, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Louisiana, Alabama
Family Medicine
Medical School Education:
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

leslie herzog, do

Leslie Herzog, DO

Leslie Herzog, DO

Licensed in the State of Florida
Family Medicine
Medical School Education:
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Southeastern Medical Center

laura preston, md

Laura Preston, MD

Laura Preston, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
University of Liege, School of Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT

joseph rosado, md

Joseph Rosado, MD

Joseph Rosado, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Michigan, Puerto Rico
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
Universidad Central del Este San Pedro de Macoris
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Hospital Metropolitano, San Juan, PR

frank mendicino, md

Frank Mendicino, MD

Frank Mendicino, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
University of Padova, Italy
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY

charles nutinsly, do

Charles Nutinsky, DO

Charles Nutinsky, DO

Licensed in the State of Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio
Internal Medicine & General Surgery
Medical School Education:
College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery - Des Moines, IA
Residensy / Post Graduate:
General Surgery, John F Kennedy Hospital, Stratford, NF

andrea zotovas, md

Andrea Zotovas, MD

Andrea Zotovas, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Internal Medicine & Pain Management
Medical School Education:
American University of the Carribean School of Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate
American University of the Carribean School of Medicine

heather samuelson, md

Heather Samuelson, MD

Heather Samuelson, MD

Licensed in the State of Ohio, Florida, Georgia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Medical School Education:
St. George's University School of Medicine, Great River, NY & Grenada, West Indies
Residensy / Post Graduate:
WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital

charlene shaw, do

Charlene Shaw, D.O.

Charlene Shaw, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida & Pennsylvania.
Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Medical School Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Mount Sinai / Miami Heart Institute, Miami, FL

elise zahn, do

Dr. Elise Zahn, D.O.

Dr. Elise Zahn, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida, Georgia, Michigan, South Carolina, Massachusetts
Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine
Medical School Education:
Nova-Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
St. John Oakland Hospital, Michican

nathaniel miller, do

Nathaniel Miller, D.O.

Nathaniel Miller, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida
Emergency Medicine
Medical School Education:
Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Henry Ford Hospital, Clinton Township, MI

jack rothman, md

Jack Rothman, M.D.

Jack Rothman, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Education and Residency:
State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center

donald mars, md

Donald Mars, M.D.

Donald Mars, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Miami School of Medicine – Miami, FL
Parkland Memorial Hospital

ross glider, do

Ross Glider, D.O.

Ross Glider, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Internal Medicine Medical Education and Residency: College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery – Des Moines, IA Saddlebrook General Hospital – Saddlebrook, NJ

peter calkin, do

Peter Calkin, M.D.

Peter Calkin, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Medical Education and Residency:
Kansas City University of Medicine and BioScience

jerold derkaz, md

Jerold Derkaz M.D. CCHP

Jerold Derkaz M.D. CCHP

Licensed in the State of Florida
Medical Education and Residency:
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Brown University Surgery and Medicine

shirley zelikovsky, md

Shirley Zelikovsky, M.D.

Shirley Zelikovsky, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Family Medicine Medical Education and Residency: Touro College – Technion School of Medicine – New York, NY North Shore University Hospital – Glen Cove, NY

marc puchir, do

Marc Puchir, D.O.

Marc Puchir, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Long Island Jewish Medical Center – New Hyde Park, NY

carlos levy, do

Carlos Levy, D.O.

Carlos Levy, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency:
Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine – North Miami Beach, FL Southeastern Medical Center –North Miami Beach, FL

irwin landau, md

Irwin Landau, M.D.

Irwin Landau, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: Universidad Central del Este San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

stephan salcedo, md

Stephen Salcedo, M.D.

Stephen Salcedo, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Santo Tomas – Sampolac, Manila, Philippines Northside Medical Center – Youngstown, OH

denise schow, md

Denise Schow, M.D.

Denise Schow, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School – Minneapolis, MN University of Minnesota Family Medicine –Minneapolis, MN

antonio ben monson md

Antonio Ben P. Monson, M.D.

Antonio Ben P. Monson, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Internal Medicine Medical Education and Residency

wenting zheng smith, md

Wen Ting Zheng-Smith, M.D. PhD

Wen Ting Zheng-Smith, M.D. PhD

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology Embryologist, Androgist, Endocrinology and Lab Technology Medical Education and Residency

marisa magsino, md

Marissa Magsino, M.D.

Marissa Magsino, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of the East (UERM), Quezon City, Philippines University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ

john batts, md

John Batts, M.D.

John Batts, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Emergency Medicine Medical Education and Residency: University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

robert eckert, md

Robert Eckert, M.D.

Robert Eckert, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Certified by American Board of Family Medicine Medical Education and Residency: University of California, Davis School of Medicine University of California, Davis Medical Center

michael belotti, do

Michael Belotti, D.O.

Michael Belotti, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia, PA Humana Hospital / Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, FL

louis frosch, do

Louis Frosch, D.O.

Louis Frosch, D.O.

Licensed in the State of FloridaMedical Education and Residency: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Parker, CO St. Petersburg General Hospital Family Medicine Residency

carlos romero, md

Carlos Romero, M.D.

Carlos Romero, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Buenos Aires: Premedical School and School of Medicine – Buenos Aires, Argentina Winthrop University Hospital – Mineola, New York

frank russo, md

Frank Russo, M.D.

Frank Russo, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: Universidad Del Noreste Escuela De Medicina – Tampico, Mexico New York Medical College – New York, NY

ronald cirillo, md

Ronald Cirillo, M.D.

Ronald Cirillo, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, MX Lutheran Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

atul sofat, md

Atul Sofat, M.D.

Atul Sofat, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified by American Board of Family Medicine Medical Education and Residency: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital – Ludhiana, Punjab, India Hunterdon Medical Center – Flemington, NJ

Meet Our Online Mental Health Counselors

rochelle powell, lcsw

Rochelle Powell, LCSW

Rochelle Powell, LCSW

License # SW16663

School: Master’s in Clinical Social Work and Social Policy & Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

paula arce, lmhc

Paula Arce, LMHC

Paula Arce, LMHC

License #MH13714

School: Master’s of Science in Psychology in Mental Health Counseling at Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL

sunny bowers, lpcc

Sunny Bowers, LPCC

Sunny Bowers, LPCC

License #: E.1901113

School: Master’s of Education in Clinical Counseling, Malone University, Canton, OH

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

We aim to be as transparent as possible with our refund policy. It is as follows:

  • Cancel within 24 hours of joining our services — 100% refund.
  • Cancel after 24 hours – 100% refund minus $25 fee.
  • Reschedule/no-show/cancel appointment less than 48 hours prior – $50 fee.
  • Once a recommendation is issued after your exam, our services are non-refundable in any way.

Do I have be concerned about any privacy issues if I receive an evaluation or recommendation?

No, your visit is protected under privacy laws.

Do I have to be 18 to receive a recommendation?

No, if you are younger than 18 you can receive an evaluation if you are accompanied by a guardian. Pediatric patients must have a guardian call to book an appointment with us at 888-908-0143.

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

Your medical recommendation cost from us is $189. This covers our initial exam, recommendation and 70-day renewals.
We also have Easy Monthly Payments. Please visit our Pricing page for more information.

Can I receive my recommendation on the first visit?

Yes! A certified physician can activate your Full-THC Medical Cannabis or Low-THC Cannabis order once they have completed an exam and confirmed that you qualify. At this time, you’ll receive your Patient ID number.

What conditions qualify for a medical cannabis recommendation?

Click Here to take our Eligibility Survey and schedule your appointment.

Am I guaranteed to receive a medical marijuana recommendation?

NO. While we do offer a money back guarantee if you do not receive a recommendation, we DO NOT guarantee that you will receive a recommendation. You can only receive a recommendation if your doctor determines you have a qualifying condition as defined by Florida law, and that the benefits of using medical marijuana outweigh the risks.

Do I have to pay an evaluation fee if I do not qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation?

No, you will be refunded in full!!

How long does it take to get a medical marijuana recommendation?

Approximately 15 minutes! Come in for your exam, and if you qualify, your physician will immediately add you to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
To get your card and begin treatment after you receive a recommendation, you must pay a fee to the state and upload a passport photo to apply for the card. This can be done through the email you received after you obtained your recommendation. To get more information, or to complete a paper application, click here.

Who is Eligible for Medical Marijuana in the State of Florida?

Speaking with our Florida medical marijuana doctors, you will discuss your particular situation and need, but there are two general requirements for any patient to be given a medical marijuana recommendation and obtain a card from the State: You must be either a permanent or temporary resident within the State of Florida to both receive and maintain your MMJ card from the state. This card is utilized at medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state, and will only work in Florida dispensaries. Cards issued in other states may not apply, nor may a card issued in Florida apply in other states. You must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a certified doctor. Beyond the enumerated list below, the law allows a terminal condition diagnosed by a physician, or other debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class such as depression, anxiety, and migraines.

Will My Florida Medical Marijuana Card Work Anywhere in the State?

Florida patients who have received their Florida medical cannabis card may purchase at any state-licensed dispensary. Regardless if your card was issued by medical marijuana doctors in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, or anywhere within the State of Florida, as a Florida resident you would qualify to purchase medical marijuana.

Can I Travel Across State Lines With Marijuana If I Have A Card?

As of now, No. Federal law prohibits carrying marijuana across state lines. It would be considered drug trafficking.

Can I Use My Florida Medical Marijuana Card in Other States?

While medical marijuana remains a Schedule I narcotic at the federal level it has been legalized for some states. Many have agreements between them to allow out-of-state medical marijuana cards. This is known as “reciprocity.” Florida does not yet offer reciprocity, that is, those with out-of-state medical marijuana cards cannot use them in Florida. However, Floridians can use a medical marijuana card in some other states with certain guidelines. Read on to learn which states allow the use of your Florida medical marijuana card. Read more here.