Frequently Asked Questions
What is telemedicine?
Seeing a doctor via telemedicine is becoming more common in California, as many HMOs and practitioners choose to see established patients online. It is a safe, private, and convenient way to check-in with your doctor using a smart phone or PC.
How do I make an appointment for a renewal?
No appointment needed. Patients may use the online booking form on our site to fill out their medical intake at their convenience, and then drop in anytime during doctor hours for their eval via secure two way video chat. Or, please call or email our staff to have any questions answered.
Where is 420 MD located?
We no longer operate any physical clinics. All renewals are done online using secure, private, and HIPAA compliant technology. We do have a corporate office in the Bay Area, and a customer service office in Redding that manages patient correspondence and inquiries.
Are you accepting new patients at this time?
Sorry, but 420 MD is not accepting new patients at this time. We are focused on continued care and renewals for our existing patients.
Who are the doctors behind 420 MD?
The 420 MD practice was founded in the Bay Area by Dr. Charles Nordlinger, a California licensed physician. Working with Dr. Nordlinger in the day to day management of the practice is Dr. Laurence Badgley, a renowned medical doctor who has decades of experience in researching chronic ailments and alternative treatments. The doctors hire and train the staff to offer exceptional care for Prop 215 patients. Every evaluation is performed by a licensed California physician.
What happened to the storefront clinics?
The doctors who own and operate 420 MD pulled their license from the storefront clinics in Berkeley, Oakland, and Sacramento. Those clinics are not authorized by the California Medical Board to practice medicine as 420 MD. To avoid confusion and to protect patients from phony 420 MD storefronts, the licensed physicians of 420 MD are only offering telemedicine renewals for previous patients.
What documents are needed for my evaluation?
Valid ID showing proof of California residency. A CA drivers license is the most common ID. Please also share any medical records from your primary care doctor documenting any changes in your health or condition.