Dr Zaina Cheema is a specialist GP with interests in medicinal cannabis, functional medicine, emergency medicine, rural health, and infectious diseases.
She is a prescriber of medicinal cannabis and is passionate about its potential to treat conditions that have not responded to other medicines.
When I started specialty training with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), I hadn’t heard of functional or integrative medicine. My first experience with functional and integrative medicine was as a parent, when my then 2 year old developed a movement disorder that was so rare that it was difficult to even receive a diagnosis let alone a prognosis or plan for treatment.
Medicinal cannabis is not a panacea. But it is one of the most exciting, safest, and broadly therapeutic medical treatments of our time. It deserves to be studied, and patients deserve access.
Tired in the morning? Dying for a rest every afternoon? When it’s finally time to sleep you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep?
As a consultant GP, Dr Zaina Cheema is experienced in being the first point of call for all family and child health presentations. A mum herself, Dr Cheema has a special interest in paediatrics and has completed the Diploma in Child Health from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. She is also a registered Antenatal Shared Care provider with several Sydney hospitals.