Dr. Bernie Yukna joined AMRX almost two years ago and brings with him over 30 years experience as a family physician. Dr. Yukna is originally from Maryland where he graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
While maintaining a thriving family practice, Dr. Yukna also served in the Army National Guard as a Flight Surgeon and retired after 26 years as a Lieutenant Colonel.
During his career, Dr. Yukna was instrumental in establishing one of the first Hospice facilities in the United States. He was also appointed as Medical Director in institutions in both Maryland and Florida. Dr. Yukna has extensive knowledge and expertise in the care of chronic and debilitating illnesses as a family practitioner and has provided diverse care for thousands of individuals.
Dr. Yukna has seen first hand the devastating consequences of the misguided prescribing of opioid medications. He believes that the medically supervised use of cannabis provides a safe and effective solution for those suffering from an array of conditions which until recently have been treated with traditional pharmaceuticals.
As a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, Dr. Yukna is continually learning new applications and remains current on the latest scientific research. He also attends weekly webinars from local dispensaries and the medical cannabis healthcare community to receive the newest product information and updates.
Dr. Yukna firmly believes in the healing power of medical cannabis and is excited to offer it as a natural and holistic approach to treating qualifying conditions.