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Our Team

At The Herbal Clinic, MD, we believe the best type of medical care is the kind where patient and doctor discuss options – together – in order to find the solutions that make sense.

medical marijuana doctor hudson flMark Hashim, MD

Lead Physician

Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties
Member, Society of Cannabis Clinicians

Mark N. Hashim, M.D. is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and is a Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology (DABA) who specializes in Pain Management with over 23 years of experience helping thousands of patients manage their chronic painful medical conditions. Born and raised in Maryland, he is a graduate of Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Chemistry. He attended Medical School at The University of Pittsburgh where he graduated with honors and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. He then attended The Medical College of Virginia for his surgical internship, and followed this with his anesthesia residency.

Currently he is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists (FSA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP), the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), Regenerative Network International and the Florida Wellcare Alliance (FWA). He has received numerous AACME credit hours for attending courses specializing in stem cell therapies and biologics, interventional pain management, and traditional pain management. Other interests include physical fitness, bodybuilding, and nutrition.

He was one of the first physicians in the state of Florida to qualify with the Department of Health to be a provider for medical cannabis. He has visited a cannabis growth facility and is fully aware of the growth process as well as the finalization of products that are ordered to assist with your medical condition. In December of 2016, he was invited to speak as the sole physician to the Florida Senate Health Committee and provide his expertise and advice on recommendations to create the statute for Amendment 2 and ways to improve the registry site for the State of Florida.
Most of all, Dr. Hashim doesn’t believe in taking shortcuts for his patients. Instead, he wants his patients to get back to experiencing life to its fullest potential.
Choosing a physician to order medical cannabis can seem like a difficult task. Many doctors are advertising the quick, inexpensive and easy ability to order cannabis, yet they lack the necessary background needed to provide the care you deserve. Because of his expertise in physiology, pharmacology and understanding pain, he will provide you with the best advice in this newly developing medical arena. He has the unique ability to help assist patients to lower the amounts of pain medicines, anti-anxiety medicines, antidepressants and many other drugs that have numerous negative side effects on the mind and body; and in many cases he has removed these drugs altogether.

christine hashim rn the herbal clinic, mdChristine Hashim, CRNA, ARNP

Registered Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist

Christine earned her Bachelor of Science of Nursing from the University of Florida and worked for several years at Tampa General Hospital in Emergency Care and Intensive Care Units.  Christine then attended the Medical College of Virginia, where she attained a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia.  Christine is dual licensed in the state of Florida as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Since 2011, Christine has served with a non-profit organization, People for Haiti, administering medical care to those in need following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

She serves as the President of Clinical Operations for People for Haiti and organizes teams of volunteers several times a year to provide medical care in Haiti.  People for Haiti has treated over 36,000 patients and continues to provide full time on call care to Haiti.

marcus bradley - the herbal clinic, mdMarcus Bradley

Medical Assistant

Marcus Bradley has been an invaluable part of our team for many years. Marcus takes excellent care of our patients while gathering important medical information to assist with evaluations. He also assists with all procedures and has been a part of our local community his entire life. He graduated from Webster College in 2003 with an Associates of Science Degree in Medical Assisting with Cum Laude Honors and a Pharmacology Diploma in 2003.

patti wright - the herbal clinic, mdPatti Wright

Patient Coordinator, Hudson Location

Patti is our patient coordinator in our Hudson office. Part of our team since 2011, Patti is extremely friendly and personable, making all of our patients feel at home in every way she can.

medical marijuana hudson flChrissy Lyons

Insurance and Billing Administrator

As a graduate of Crystal River High School, Chrissy is a Florida native who attended Cabrillo School of Nursing in San Diego in 1987 and received her certification as a Medical Assistant. She then returned to Crystal River in 2010 and has been a vital part of our team since 2011.