Emergency Physician, Nuclear Medicine Physicians
31 years of experience

Accepting new patients
4655 Ruffner St
Suite 240
San Diego, CA 92111
858-467-0420
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Average Wait: 60 minutes
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May 15th, 2013

I'm not sure what the other review is complaining about. It seems like some anti-drug/medicine propaganda. I went there after him around April of 2013. The whole process took about 10 minutes and was really simple. It was the easiest evaluation that I ever did and there was virtually no waiting time, just filling out paperwork. The doctor I talked to was nice and understanding, unlike a lot of GPs who will doubt your condition and/or refuse to give you proper treatment. The dispensaries I went to had no problem with my letter of recommendation.

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Nov 6th, 2012

This is the ILLEGAL clinic Dr. Suter works for. When I made my appointment with Green Leaf Vitality Center in Camarillo, AKA Dr. Suter, on 10/18/2012 I was informed that I would be evaluated by a doctor in person. When I went into the office for my appointment there was NO DOCTOR present. I was greeted by a Latino Gentleman in scrubs by the name of Omar, He was sitting at a desk and there was a cabinet with water pipes next to him that were for sale. This was concerning to me because I did not see a tobacco license or a sellers permit on the wall. He had me fill out my medical paperwork via a computer and when I was finished I let him know but the screen had frozen. I turned my back and it seemed that he turned it off really quick and said that it would be fine. I sat at a computer desk with him and with a doctor that was apparently on the computer screen via "skype".He said hello and asked why I was there (obviously he didn't look at my paperwork) and I informed him. He asked me if I had been pre-diagnosed and I told him that I hadnt. He said that he approved me for my license. While I was talking to the doctor, Omar remained at the desk and didnt allow the proper privacy of me to discuss what I really wanted to with the doctor. This was another matter that really bothered me, I am glad that there was not another patient in the office at the time! Omar printed two papers and he signed above the doctors name where the paper says "Edgar Suter, MD" and then asked me to sign above my name. He said that I was good for a year gave me an original letter ad a copy of my letter. After receiving my letter I took it to a dispensary where they informed me that it was no good and that all video skyping clinics are blacklisted from dispensaries. I am concerned about the validity of this place and the other people that they might be ripping off also. It was very unprofessional and gives the medical field a bad name. Please find this helpful and anything further I can assist you with I will be glad to. Ron Miranda Doctors name is Edgar A. Suter MDGentelman playing doctor is Omar VelazquezRON BAMIEHDAVID R. RINGJENNIFER GROCELAURA COTALAW OFFICESBAMIEH & ERICKSONA PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION692 E. THOMPSON BOULEVARDVENTURA, CALIFORNIA 93001TELEPHONE (805) 643-5555FACSIMILE (805) 643-5558E-MAIL: mail@bamieherickson.comPHILIP ERICKSON(1959-2005)November 5, 2012David Comden, PublisherVentura County Reporter700 E. Main St.Ventura, CA 93001-2906Re: Cease and Desist Demand for Immediate Action Misleading and Deceptive Advertising for Green Leaf Vitality CenterDear Mr. Comden:Please be advised that our office now represents Dr. Louis J. Rosner, M.D., and Cannamed of Thousand Oaks, a California Medical Corporation. On behalf of our client, we hereby demand that your paper cease and desist from publishing further misleading and/or deceptive advertisements from GreenLeafVC.com.California law sets forth very specific guidelines with respect to the evaluations of prospective medical marijuana patients under the California Health and Safety Code and Business and Professions Code, which includes the Compassionate Use Act, which is the voter approved statutory regulation for medical marijuana usage. As you may be aware, the Compassionate Use Act allows the use of medical marijuana by a patient only upon the recommendation and approval by physician.Under the related statutes, as well as guidelines set forth by the Medical Board of the State of California, a person who seeks a recommendation for the use of medical marijuana must do so with a physician registered with the State of California Medical Board. California has a strong, long-standing, public policy against permitting lay persons to practice any of the medical arts or to exercise control over the decisions made by healing arts practitioners. This means that patients who are seeking to comply with California law with regard to compassionate use of marijuana need to obtain their recommendation from a medically licensed physician and facility, specifically an individual doctor or medical corporation recognized by the State of California. Obtaining approval for such use of marijuana is therefore not a rubber stamp, pro forma procedure, but one in which requires consultation, examination, development of a treatment plan, informed consent and proper recordkeeping from ones treating physician. As such, a business that is a physician owned medical practice or a professional medical corporation with a physician as a majority shareholder are the only legally recognized operations from which a patient may obtain a recommendation for the use of marijuana. Most importantly, there is an implicit requirement that, before marijuana use can be recommend for medical use, the physician must obtain permission from the California Medical Board for a fictitious business permit, must actually meet with an make an in-person examination of the patient. In addition to the permit to obtain a fictitious business name, and in order to legally operate a business in the State of California, the California Business and Professions Code 17900 protects the public by providing the identities of persons doing business under the fictitious name. We have researched the business doing business as Green Leaf Vitality Center, who advertises in your newspaper under the moniker, GreenLeafVC.com. Our research has revealed that this business filed for and received Ventura County Fictitious Business name statement #10005341 on April 20, 2012 and indicates that the business is being operated by an individual, Omar Velazquez. As you are aware, the Medical Board of California is the state agency responsible for regulating physicians and surgeons and a number of other allied health professions. We have researched Omar Velazquez through the Medical Board of California and find that he is not a licensed physician in the State of California.The California Health and Safety Code 1209 does not authorize any person other than a licensed practitioner of a healing art, or any corporation , to furnish to any person any advice, services, or treatment within the scope of such professional licensure or to allow any person, other than a licentiate of a healing art acting within the scope of his or her license, to engage directly or indirectly in the practice of medicine and surgery, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, psychology, or pharmacy. Business and Professions Code 2052 defines the practice of medicine as Any person who practicesadvertises or holds himself or herself out as practicing, any system or mode of treating the sick or afflictedor who diagnoses, treats, operates for, or prescribes for any ailment, blemish, deformity, disease, disfigurement, disorder Additionally, ownership of a medical practice is limited to licensed physicians and partial or full ownership of a physicians practice by lay persons is prohibited. The California Medical Board specifically states that physician ownership and operation of a business is required for any business advertising, offering, and/or providing patient evaluation, diagnosis, care, and/or treatment. Because Mr. Omar Velazquez is not licensed as a physician, he is prohibited by law from practicing medicine and because he is the owner of Green Leaf Vitality Center, the business violates California law and any physician that works for that business is likewise in direct violation of California law. Each of these prohibitions clearly and distinctly apply to the advertisement your newspaper is running for Mr. Velazquezs business; the continued publication of such advertisement is therefore deceptive, misleading and must be immediately cease until such time as the business comes into compliance with California law. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office. We appreciate your prompt attention and cooperation in this matter and will expect that this office will be notified of your intention to not allow further advertisements from Green Leaf Vitality Center in your publication unless and until they have become compliant with California law. Very truly yours, BAMIEH & ERICKSON, PLCRon Bamieh, Esq.David R. Ring, Esq.FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 10005341. The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Fictitious Business Name(s): GREEN LEAF VITALITY CENTER, 5755 VALENTINE RD. 201C, VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA. OMAR VELAZQUEZ, 112 BALD ST. #B, OJAI, CA 93023. STATE OF INCORPORATION: N/A. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names on listed on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Type or Print Name:. If Registrant is a CORPORATION or LLC, sign below: OMAR VELAZQUEZ, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Ventura County on 04/20/12. Noticein accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Ventura on the date indicated by the file stamp above. PUBLISHED IN THE FILLMORE GAZETTE, MAY 17, 24, 31, JUNE 7, 2012