Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist
Dr. Rob Sealey
Patients want to use cannabis to get help without getting high. With proper product selection, dosing and administration, it’s possible to do so effectively and safely.
Medical cannabis is not a first line treatment for any condition but it can be a viable alternative when standard therapy is either ineffective or associated with intolerable side effects.
For over 20 years, Dr. Sealey has helped thousands of patients explore the option of cannabinoid medicine while dispelling the mythinformation.
Dr. Rob Sealey
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dr. Robert Sealey, B.Sc, M.D, attended the University of Nebraska on an athletic scholarship where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then returned home to complete his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan followed by a rotating internship in Akron, Ohio.
Since 1991, Dr. Sealey has had a full service family practice including hospital and long term care facilities in Victoria, British Columbia. Besides his work in General Practice, he has volunteered his services around the world including South Africa, Kenya, Vanuatu (South Pacific) and the Dominican Republic. He was also co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program “WiseQuacks” for over eight years.
Dr. Rob Sealey addresses First Nations health organization Three Corners Health Services Society in Williams Lake, 2019. (link)
Dr. Rob Sealey speaks at BC Kidney days in Vancouver, 2017.
As an active member of the peer sharing group Physicians for Medicinal Cannabis along with the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, the International Cannabinoid Research Society and the International Association for Cannabis, Dr. Sealey has been involved in both the clinical and research aspects of Medical Cannabis since 2001.
With this background, he is acknowledged as an expert in cannabinoid medicine and accepts referrals from other physician colleagues including general practitioners, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, nephrologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, respirologists, oncologists, neurologists, rheumatologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists, addictionologists, psychiatrists and geriatricians.
As well, sensing a void in knowledge among his peers regarding the use of Medical Cannabis in clinical practice, Dr. Sealey has travelled extensively around the world as one of the few instructors in this field of medicine. With the legalization of recreational marijuana across Canada in 2018, he is also an invited keynote speaker at public and professional events for his opinion on the potential implications of this ground breaking decision.
Dr. Sealey resides in Victoria with his wife Lana.
Dr. Rob Sealey and Lana ‘photobombed’ while hiking in the Swiss Alps in 2018.
Are you taking referrals?
Yes, from Specialists, General Practitioners, and Nurse Practitioners.
How long is the waitlist for medical referrals?
Usually between 1-2 weeks.
Where is your office?
What type of patients do you typically treat with medical cannabis?
From children with epilepsy to seniors with arthritis and everything in between.
What are your fees for medical referrals?
Fees are covered under the British Columbia Medical Services Plan.
Are you a consultant?
Yes, I offer consulting services to various groups on both medical cannabis and recreational marijuana.
Do you travel for speaking and educational engagements?
Yes, I travel all over the world.
What are your fees for speaking?
Fees are based on preparation time, length and scope of presentation and travel. Please send a message and let me know what your needs are.
The biggest rate limiting factor for many physicians to support the use of medical cannabis is the relative lack of double-blinded, placebo controlled, randomized clinical trials. Now that cannabis has been legalized, the best research is yet to be conducted. In the meantime, we shouldn’t ignore the volumes of anecdotal evidence and work together with our patients to explore whether medical cannabis may be a viable option when nothing else seems to be effective.
– Dr. Rob Sealey
Cannabinoids in Chronic PainUniversity of Victoria
University of Victoria Continuing Education in-person lecture regarding the use of medical cannabis in the management of chronic pain. This interactive presentation will include the history of cannabis therapeutics along […]
Cannabinoid Therapy-A Novel Approach to Harm ReductionMicrosoft Teams
Interactive webinar presentation with cannabinoid clinic educators, physicians and registered nurses regarding an approach of initiating medical cannabis in an effort to reduce polypharmacy, opiates and other harmful substances.
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