Dr. Berman earned her doctorate degree from Georgetown University and is Board-certified in addiction and emergency medicine. For 10 years as an E.R. physician at a Phoenix-area hospital, Dr. Gina Berman witnessed the devastating impact of the opiate crisis first hand. She had left institutional medicine to follow her passion for alternative therapies when she discovered cannabis helped curb addiction to addictive opioids administered too often for pain. Dr. Berman is currently the Medical Director of two medical cannabis dispensaries in Phoenix and Mesa where she counsels patients in alternative therapies, oversees the creation and cultivation of high quality, safe medical cannabis products, and advocates the latest research in medical cannabis. She recently founded the Blue Door Therapeutics, a holistic treatment clinic where she helps addicts transition from opiates and curb their addiction in a safer and more effective way.