Meet Our Providers
Meet our renowned and successful medical providers as well as the owners of Bernard Cannabis Center!
Johnny Bernard, Jr., MD is a local board certified Radiation Oncologist, specializing in treating cancer with radiation. He attended medical school and internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed residency training in radiation oncology at the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, where he served as Chief Resident and attained the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Bernard has published numerous research articles on cancer detection and treatment. He served as a Radiation Oncologist for the Army and was honorably discharged at the rank of Major. Dr. Bernard is known in the community for his compassionate bedside manner, always doing his best to listen to the patient and their concerns and provide the best options for treatment. He went from a skeptic to a believer in cannabis after years of patients sharing with him their stories of how cannabis was working to help with numerous symptoms. His many patient requests for medical cannabis sparked his interest in researching medical cannabis and becoming a qualified provider. Dr. Bernard is now a true believer in integrating medical cannabis for qualifying patients to provide the highest quality of care.
Dr. Bernard is a qualified ordering physician under Florida Law to make recommendations for low-THC and medical cannabis. All Medical Cannabis Evaluations in Florida and recommendations will be performed by him. Please click the Contact Us page to request an appointment. We look forward to working together with you to give you access to an alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals, to try to place you on the path to a better quality of life.
Taralyn Bernard, OTR/L is a board certified and licensed Occupational Therapist who has over 20 years of experience. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University and the former CEO/Owner of Pediatric Therapy Services rehab company. Taralyn has rehabilitated patients suffering from strokes, traumatic brain injury, cancer, dementia, pain management, PTSD, etc. She also assisted patients in activities of daily living skills so that they can maximize their independence with life. Taralyn is co-owner of Bernard Cannabis Center and believes in a holistic approach for optimal care.
I’sis Maurice, RMA is a certified Registered Medical Assistant, who has compassionately assisted patients with disabilities for over 15 years, ranging from extreme anxiety, bipolar disorders, to behavioral issues. Suffering from conditions of her own, I’sis has understanding and empathy for patients with debilitating medical conditions. She has firsthand knowledge of the benefits of medical cannabis as a patient of the Bernard Cannabis Center. She serves as a consultant on medical cannabis, with a firm belief in helping others to find a balance between pharmaceutical drugs and holistic alternatives.
Kristy Ortiz, RMA is a certified Registered Medical Assistant who brings a diverse array of experience in both administrative and customer service level to the Bernard Cannabis Center. A nurturing person by nature, her previous experience as a caregiver translates into empathetic interactions with patients; sensitive to each person’s individual needs. Kristy has witnessed the beneficial effects of medical cannabis, and is ready to educate and shed light on how medical cannabis can also be beneficial to you.
Kayla Hutchinson serves as receptionist for the Bernard Cannabis Center. She has been working in the customer service industry for almost 10 years and has dedicated herself to diligently satisfying the needs of clients. Kayla has seen first-hand through friends and family how medical cannabis can help alleviate the symptoms of chronic illness, which sparked her interest in the medical cannabis industry. Friendly, compassionate, and sympathetic, you will always be greeted with a smile.
For an assessment and booking appointments with our providers, click the Medical Services & Pricing page or call us at +1-866-737-9333 for all your inquiries and concerns about medical cannabis and the medical services we provide.