Empower Inc. is a growing network of physician-staffed health clinics focused on helping patients improve and protect their health. Our mission is centered around physician-guided treatment for the relief of chemo-therapy side-effects, seizures, PTSD, and a multitude of chronic pain conditions. We understand that each patient is unique, and we're here to provide personalized guidance toward the optimal product for their individual need.
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Each office is staffed by a licensed medical doctor (MD), well versed in the professional approach towards pain relief and a multitude of other conditions and ailments.
105 SE 18th Ave
Portland OR. 97214
1351 NE 3rd Street
Bend, OR, 97701
558 F Street #1
Grants Pass OR, 97526
225 E 3rd Street
Spokane, WA, 99202
160 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL, 60606
PATIENTS - ONLINE APPOINTMENTS
Welcome to Empower Clinics. We’re here to help patients have a confidential and professional medical experience with the goal of finding the right solution for the right challenge. In order to help expedite your appointment once you’ve arrived at the clinic, please take a few minutes to fill out the following new-patient forms based on your location. This will give you more time for consultation once you’ve arrived.
The Empower team of doctors and nurses have a unique breadth and depth in the field of chronic pain managment. Combined they represent over 115 years of medical experience with 40 years of combined medical cannabis experience. Our doctors have attended or served at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Baylor, USC, UCLA and Washington University. Our team is passionate about the space and has written over 12 books and published over 300 articles on medical cannabis.
We believe the tenure and experience our doctors possess in treating medical cannabis patients is unique and provides Empower patients the most informed perspective on cannabis education and allows patients to achieve the most impactful efficacy in their treatment.
We're not here to 'hand out' medical marijuana cards. We're here to have real conversations with real people and get them the appropriate help they need.
Dr. Jack Mccue, MD. FACP AGSF
A graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine, Dr. McCue did his residency training at Johns Hopkins and Harvard in internal medicine and geriatrics. He has traveled the world and worked with patients and other medical professionals in a science-based blending of traditional medical treatment and appropriate use of cannabis. As a distinguished and award-winning physician, Dr. McCue has written 14 books and over 300 articles, in addition to speaking internationally at conferences on many topics including the informed use of medical cannabis.
Since 2014 Dr. McCue has listened to and learned from thousands of patients who have described their personal medical experiences with cannabis. “My typical patient is 50+ year old man with pain. More than 15% of my patients are over 70 years of age. Nearly every one of them is trying to avoid or stop opiates or sleeping pills, and many have serious illnesses that have not responded well to traditional medical therapy.” He believes in the evidence-based use of phytocannabinoids for palliation and in some cases disease treatment, and emphasizes the compatibility of cannabis with modern medical treatments for most symptoms and many illnesses.
Dr. Leora Britvan, MD.
Dr. Britvan is a board certified internal medicine physician. She studied medicine at University of Southern California Medical School and trained at Harbor- UCLA for internal medicine. Most of her professional career includes working as a Hospitalist in both California and Oregon for the past twenty years--caring for patients from admission in the emergency room to stay in hospital. She has been evaluating patients for medical cannabis treatment since 2015 and her passion is relieving chronic pain with out the use of narcotics.
Dr. David Dodge, MD.
Dr. Dodge is a retired pathologist and nuclear medicine doctor in Portland, Oregon. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and served as staff pathologist at Providence Medical Center for more than 20 years. He has helped Oregon cannabis patients at Empower Clinics since 2003.
Dr. Dodge uses medical cannabis to treat his own advanced osteoarthritic pain.
Dr. SHaun hedmann, MD.
Dr. Hedmann completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore MD, Baylor in Houston TX and Brown University in Providence RI and before accepting a position with Kaiser Permanente where he practiced Cardiology for 25 years. He has been involved with patients and their need for medical cannabis for nearly 6 years and appreciates the depth and breadth of debilitating conditions that impact their lives.
Individuals incapacitated by medical conditions or the excess of prescribed medications have their lives significantly improved by the judicious use of medical cannabis. He feels profoundly gratified to be able to assist medical cannabis patients to achieve their correct license and also offer insights and suggestions on options for cannabis preparations tailored to their specific medicinal needs
Dr. David lemmon, ND.
Dr. David Lemmon is a Naturopathic Physician with expertise in natural, nutritional, and plant-based medicine. He received his Doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has been studying the benefits and uses of medicinal plants including Cannabis for over 15 years. Dr. Lemmon lives Oregon and serves patients in both Oregon and Washington and encourages them to connect to the healing power of nature, and never give up hope in feeling better.
Evelyn kochanowski, R.N.
Evelyn has been a RN for 45 yrs. She worked in hospital, clinic and the private home settings, practicing home health, hospice, and post-op nursing. She also practiced as a Nurse Practioner in reproductive care and worked as a nurse in geriatric facilities.
She spent time with the indigenous population in migrant health clinics in the Northwest, Guatemala and Standing Rock reservation. The last 8 years she worked qualifying medical cannabis patients with Empower Clinic.
+ Quite simply, what are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant and there are more than 85 identified cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well known cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant, and is the ONLY psychoactive cannabinoid. Of the 85+ non-psychoactive cannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known.
+ What type of applications are there for the actual cannabis treatment – how can and do people administer it?
There has been a great deal of progress since the early days of medical cannabis. Now, patients can take it via capsule, cream, edible, lotions, patches, tinctures as well as vape and numerous other methods. Again, our focus is on “getting healthy versus getting high.”
+ Do patients buy cannabis at your clinics?
No. Our doctors examine and consult with our patients to determine the best treatment options. Once a plan is determined, the doctor writes a medical card for the patient and Empower refers the patient to area dispensaries where the product is available.
+ What makes you different from, or better than traditional clinics?
Empower provides health solutions that can be dramatically more affordable, natural, and do not feature the associated side effects traditional pharmaceuticals can often times bring about. At the same time, our approach is very professional in terms of both medical knowledge and support, as each clinic has licensed medical doctors on-staff. Our medical doctors bring patients the strong knowledge of the products and treatment options that would best suit their needs.
+ What problem are you solving?
Millions of Americans face chronic pain, glaucoma, cancer treatment related side effects, PTSD and other ailments daily. Until now, their primary option has been to address these matters with expensive and often addictive pharmaceutical drugs that can also produce negative physical and psychological side effects. Providing these individuals with efficient, healthy natural relief is the foundation of our mission.
At our core, we provide the counsel, expertise and advice to help our patients find the type of treatment that makes the most sense for them. For Empower, it’s about getting healthy, not high.
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