Dr. Allison Kendrick is the founder of Compassionate Telemedicine, one of the first virtual clinics in the state dedicated to evaluating patients to qualify for treatment with low dose THC. She created her company to provide an integrative approach to treating her patients by focusing on the addition of holistic care with medical cannabis to more traditional, pharmaceutical-based therapies. Through the use of a virtual clinic, Compassionate Telemedicine can bring alternative, informed medical care to a diverse community of patients in need throughout the state.
Dr. Kendrick dedicated 15 years to formal education. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1989.
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. 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 went on to graduate from Brown Medical School. She returned to Texas to join the residency program at Baylor College of Medicine in the Houston Texas Medical Center.
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 became frustrated with the confines of the medical system. No doctor can get to know a patient in 15 minutes. 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 created Compassionate Telemedicine to combine her training in traditional medicine, and her desire to combine holistic and western approaches to treating her patients.