PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2017 — AGRiMED Industries, a national medical cannabis organization dedicated to enriching the lives of patients, today announced that Dr. Eric Ignatius Mitchell MD, MA, FACPE, CPE, Colonel, Medical Corp, United States Army Reserve(r), has joined its Medical Board. Eric I. Mitchell, MD, FACPE will become Medical Director of the company. Bruce Goldman, Chairman of the Board, states that Mitchell will be responsible for developing a world-class advisory board on medical utilization of cannabis and developing a Videohealth™ network that will increase access to healthcare delivery with improvement in disease outcomes.
“We believe his expertise in treating members of the military will be extremely valuable as AGRiMED continues to help those who have given so much for our great nation.”
Mitchell brings over forty years of experience in the medical field after a tenure and double fellowships at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He also has a long history of administrative medicine which includes serving as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for a Philadelphia health system. Mitchell is a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army. Mitchell served as Commander of two Combat Support Hospitals (CSHs) and served as the Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Defense (DoD) at the Pentagon. Mitchell also had three tours of duty during his military career. Today, the man—the physician, and the soldier is working to provide healthcare to the masses one person at a time.
“In assuming the position as Medical Director of AGRiMED Industries, LLC it will be my intent to develop AGRiMED as the number one premier pharmacological cannabis company in America” stated Mitchell. “I want to move from population medicine of the 20th Century to individual real time face-to-face medicine in the 21st Century adding a medical science that has been in existence since the Fifth Dynasty. Telehealth came into vogue when medicine started looking at Prevention, Education and Treatment as a triad to better healthcare. Video, audio, and digital sensors were starting to be injected as an IT trio to deliver better health outcomes. VideoHealth™ is not a change in healthcare but a transformation of how we deliver and receive our healthcare.”
AGRiMED is opening operations in Puerto Rico summer 2017 and currently undergoing the application process to obtain a registered license through the Pennsylvania Department of Health to cultivate and process medical cannabis in the Southwestern region of Pennsylvania.