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Tutorial: How to Become a T.CUP Patient (2021), 08/28/2021, On Demand More info »
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Patient Tutorial 2021

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Allison Kendrick, MD |  Chase Bearden |  Darina A. Douchi, PharmD, MAJ(R) |  Wendy Askew, MD
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With improvements made during the 87th legislative Session, now is the perfect time to help patients prepare for the changes that will take effect on September 1st. Join Informed Texas and Texas Compassionate Use Program (T.CUP) physicians to learn about what conditions allow patients to qualify, the process for enrolling in T.CUP and how to fulfill your prescription. We will also learn more about the telemedicine process as well as the types of medications/uptake methods that are available.    

Register for free today!  After the tutorial airs on Saturday, August 28th at 10am, it will be available for on-demand replay so that you can watch at your leisure.  

Sponsorships allow us to offer this tutorial for free to patients. Would you like to Sponsor this program? Click here to become a sponsor! Please consider sponsoring this event by selecting the Silver, Gold or Premium option. 

T.CUP serves those who live with the following conditions: all epilepsy and seizure disorders, all forms of cancer, post traumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spasticity, autism, peripheral neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other incurable neurological disorders. Review fill list of conditions.



Allison Kendrick, MD's Profile

Allison Kendrick, MD

Compassionate Telemedicine

Allison Kendrick, MD, MA is board-certified in Internal Medicine.  She also has been certified as a cannabis specialist to work under the Compassionate Care guidelines for prescribing low dose THC.  She created Compassionate Telemedicine to provide an integrative approach to treating her patients by focusing on the addition of holistic care with medical marijuana to more traditional, pharmaceutical-based therapies.  Through the use of a virtual clinic, Dr. Kendrick is proud to serve a diverse community of qualified patients in Austin, Texas and beyond.  

Dr. Kendrick dedicated 15 years to formal education.  She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with departmental honors and distinction in Biopsychology.  She was also voted into the academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.  After graduation, she was accepted into the PhD program in Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles,  one of the leading academic institutions in the field, where she studied neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, biostatistics, and biomedical laboratory techniques.  As her studies progressed to spending more time doing research, she realized that she missed working with people and having a direct impact on individual lives.  She returned to New York to earn her certificate in the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University.  From there, she was the only selected candidate from the Columbia program to be accepted into Brown Medical School, in a class of only 30 fellow students.   After graduating medical school, she returned to Texas to join the residency program at Baylor College of Medicine in the Houston Texas Medical Center.  During residency she gave birth to her son, and after completing her training in internal medicine, she moved to Austin to be nearer to her family.

As she gained experience as a practicing physician, she quickly became disenchanted with the time restrictions placed on her visits with her patients.  She was also frustrated with insurance restrictions on what medications and diagnostic tests she could prescribe.  Dr. Kendrick decided to create a platform of her own, where she could work with patients on her terms, taking time to form relationships with them.  She wanted to get back to the art of practicing medicine.

She created Compassionate Telemedicine to combine her knowledge of neuroscience, her training in traditional medicine, and her desire to combine holistic and western approaches to treating her patients.

Chase Bearden's Profile

Chase Bearden

Deputy Executive Director

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Chase received his BA in Business from Concordia University. In his advocacy role for CTD, Chase is called on for research, policy analysis and recommendations to the Texas Legislature and state agencies on issues surrounding disabilities. His service on advisory groups and boards includes appointments by Gov. Rick Perry to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. More recently, Chase was reappointed to Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) by Gov. Greg Abbott. He has successfully advocated for positive change in government policy and practice in employment, transportation, voting, education, health care and architectural barriers to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in community life. Chase has received the Legislative award from the Texas Rehabilitation Association, the President’s award from the Texas Physical Therapy Association and the Advocates award from the Down Syndrome Association. He has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and worked for the St. David’s Medical Center running community programs focused on empowering youths and adults with disabilities through sports and recreation. Chase serves as Deputy Executive Director for Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Boards and committees on which Chase serves include:

  • Vice Chair: Medicaid Managed Care State Advisory Committee joined 2017, elected vice chair 2019
  • Appointee by Governor: Texas Board of Architectural Examiners May 2009
  • President: Parking Mobility Board of Directors joined March 2012, elected president January 2016

Darina A. Douchi, PharmD, MAJ(R)'s Profile

Darina A. Douchi, PharmD, MAJ(R)

PharmD, MAJ(R) and CEO of Curativo Hemp

Dr Darina A. Douchi, PharmD, MAJ(R) is an experienced medical legal consultant and CEO of Curativo Hemp with 17 years as a clinical pharmacist specializes in pain and psychiatric medicine. After years of working with the severely ill Warrior Wounded Soldiers and enduring her own struggle with chronic pain, she developed an interest in the science of medical cannabis and since then, she became an ambassador of Medical Cannabis for her patients. Dr. Douchi holds private educational sessions to educate the medical community on the benefits of Cannabis. Dr. Douchi is a proud U.S. Army retired Major who served honorably from 2009-2017.

Wendy Askew, MD's Profile

Wendy Askew, MD

Dr. Wendy Askew is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. She has also board-certified in Functional and Regenerative Medicine. She serves as Medical Director for Foundation for an Informed Texas.

She is on a mission to help patients achieve real health and wellness throughout their lives through the integration of holistic, regenerative, and conventional medicine therapies. Having personally experienced the healing effects of cannabis medicine on her own autoimmune disease has deepened her conviction that patients deserve broad access to this healing plant.

Dr. Askew is a proud veteran of the USAF where she served on Active Duty for over eleven years. During her nearly twenty-year career in medicine she has served on various hospital committees, trained residents in academic medicine programs, participated in medical missions, and built a thriving private practice. Dr. Askew hosts a vlog entitled The Whole Truth and is a contributing medical expert for many local and national publications.

She is married to Sam Sitterle, and has two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Sophie, and a handful of rescue pets. When she isn’t working, she enjoys exercise, travel, meditation, crime podcasts and personal & professional growth.


We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support! Please help us thank them by visiting their websites!

Gold Sponsors

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation provides the highest quality cannabis medicine made for Texans by Texans. As the only Texas-owned-and-operated medical marijuana company in the state, we put our patients first with compassionate care, hands-on communication, the fastest statewide delivery, prescription pick up throughout Texas, easy online refills, patient-tested products and a commitment to quality and purity. We offer FREE consultations so patients can quickly review their eligibility for medical cannabis at no cost. We look forward to having you as part of our Texas Original family!

Silver Sponsors


Oak Cliff Cultivators

MC Wellness Group

Texas Medical Marijuana Doctors

Special thanks goes out to our Premium Sponsor: 

Chronic pain, disease, PTSD, and the effects of aging can prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. At Texas Medical Marijuana Doctors, we focus on helping our patients improve their sense of wellness and overall quality of life with the responsible, measured use of medical cannabis.

To learn how Texas Medical Marijuana Doctors (TXMMD) can help you
manage chronic pain, PTSD and live a more comfortable life, please contact us
at (713)659-HEMP(4367) | | Instagram: @txmmdhemp

Compassionate Telemedicine

Special thanks goes out to our Premium Sponsor: 

Compassionate Telemedicine is the first virtual clinic started in Austin, Texas to offer a combination of holistic treatment with traditional internal medicine practices. The multi-specialty team of board-certified physicians is led by Allison Kendrick, MD, MA, who has had over 15 years of experience offering innovative healthcare to patients.

With the convenience of telemedicine, patients throughout the state of Texas can receive expert consultations from a team of providers who are also medical cannabis specialists. Patients can also expect same-day appointments with their doctor from the comfort and safety of home.

The team at Compassionate Telemedicine strives to provide our patients with the highest level of care. We can help you integrate medical cannabis evaluations into your existing treatment plans. We aim to improve your well-being with the addition of medically informed and research driven low TCH protocols. We work under the guidelines of the Compassionate Use Act to bring medical cannabis to the forefront of health care.

We aim to help patients reduce their reliance on pharmaceutical medications by slowly adding the healing compounds found in natural cannabinoids. We are also determined to reduce problems of physical dependence on any medication by using drug-free holidays from cannabis every 4-6 months. This way we help you avoid the tolerance that leads to the need for higher and higher doses of medical cannabis. An evaluation with Compassionate Telemedicine will provide you with access to prescription, low dose THC/CBD that is grown without harmful chemicals and is highly purified to >90% in each bottle.

Every call with Compassionate Telemedicine uses state of the art, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing and encrypted chat technology. You can also have your medication delivered straight to your door. If you’re looking for comprehensive and convenient holistic care, Dr. Kendrick can help. To schedule an appointment, simply use our convenient online booking tool.

Visit the Compassionate Telemedicine site


Special thanks goes out to our Premium Sponsor:


goodblend is headquartered in Austin, and proudly sells cannabis products that are cultivated and produced right here in the Lone Star State. We are proud to produce high quality cannabis-infused Beverages, Gummies, Lozenges, Capsules, Tinctures and Lotions.


Visit to be connect with board-certified physicians in a secure virtual environment. Bring proof of your diagnosis, and the physicians can recommend a treatment plan for you. New Patient prescriptions are $150, and refills are only $90. 


Once you have you prescription, you can order goodblend products. Orders $200+ will get free contactless delivery to your home, or you can pick up at one of six pop-up shops operating weekly across the state! What’s more? goodblend offers new patients 15% off your first order, and 20% off your second order. Military Veterans get 15% off every order!

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