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Choice Med

Choice Med Group

33 6th Street S - Suite 120
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(Use West Entrance)

Hours of Operation

MON-FRI: 9:00AM-5:00PM

CHOICE MED GROUP

Sylvan "Howard" Riker, DO

At Choice Med Group the mission is to improve the health and well-being of those they serve by providing patients an alternative to conventional pharmaceutical medications.

Successful treatment is achieved through experience, extensive research and patient education in the correct use of medical cannabis. Their care team in St Pete is committed to excellence, compassion and competence.

Already Have A MedCard and Not Happy With Your Current Doctor? Transfer To Choice Med for $99.

To get started, simply fill out the MMJ patient registration form, press submit, and a Choice Med representative will contact you to talk and schedule an appointment.in

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What People Are Saying

Katharine H.
Katharine H.
20:18 03 Aug 22
I feel like it’s my home away from home every one that works there is very nice.Doctor Riker very nice the best of doctors 100%read more
Kimberly M.
Kimberly M.
17:19 12 Jul 22
Staff was efficient and extremely informative.I would refer Dr Riker and his group.I do no longer have narcotic pain medication. Ms plates in back . Herniated disc.read more
mike M.
mike M.
19:09 07 Jul 22
I was there once again for my 7 month visit and all was well, I have been going there about 2 years. I have never had any problem with anybody there, The people are all so very nice. I would highly recommend them. It is also very easy to get to. I wish all employees who work in businesses were as nice as these. are.read more
Tina M.
Tina M.
20:34 24 Jun 22
I have never been to this type of medical office and the professionalism is better than some doctor offices. Dr. Lipinski is wonderful I explaining everything.read more
Carole R.
Carole R.
18:46 24 Jun 22
Dr. Lipinski was great! Very informative. Very pleasant. The staff was lovely!
Karie A.
Karie A.
23:20 10 Jun 22
I have been a patient for a few years! Today I met Dr. Irene Lipinski and she was outstanding! By far my best experience! I loved her detailed explanations specific to my conditions and handouts to take home! Wow!! She is the best! Thank youread more
Chris L.
Chris L.
16:47 10 Jun 22
Highly recommended. Staff was professional, nice, thorough, and safe. Location was easy to get to with ample free parking. They make it easy for you and even help complete filing with the state so you get your card in only 2 weeks. The doctor take as much time as you need to explain everything. Friendly staff and nice office. Essential workers are treated with the utmost respect. Fee was less than other places I checked out too. I am recommending them to all my friends.read more
Komninos H.
Komninos H.
21:53 01 Jun 22
I had already gotten my medical card but my original prescribing doctor stopped seeing me for some reason and I needed my prescription renewed. Choice Med group got me my prescription, my doctor changed, and I was able to purchase my medicine same day! Big thanks to the doctors and staff.read more
Richard B.
Richard B.
17:57 01 Jun 22
Kind and he friendly. Very respectful. I highly recommend
Dianna B.
Dianna B.
02:01 18 May 22
Choice Med Group is wonderful!Friendly staff and the doctor is amazing! He takes his time with you and treats you like he cares.read more
Sanford G.
Sanford G.
21:12 09 May 22
Very helpful and knowledgeable. They answered all of my questions and concerns. Easy & pleasant experience.
David G.
David G.
14:46 25 Apr 22
Since day one the staff have been very helpful and just really fantastic to work with,kind and very informative. Dr. Riker has a very calming and sociable attitude which when coupled with his intelligent demeanor really lends to a great office experience!read more
Alison K.
Alison K.
19:13 12 Apr 22
Wonderful front office staff, very helpful and kind! Dr. Riker is a pleasure to speak with. They clearly explain the process and answer any questions you have.read more
Jean S.
Jean S.
14:38 12 Apr 22
Love these folks. Awesome customer service. Knowledgeable, quick. I recommend Choice Med Group to everyone that will listen!!!!!!read more
Scott R.
Scott R.
19:46 05 Apr 22
I would give them more than 5-Stars if allowed. Professional office, courteous staff, and Dr. Riker really took the time to educate me on the science, benefits and administration of medicinal marijuana so that I feel comfortable and confident making the appropriate selections at the dispensaries for my medical needs.read more
Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.
21:20 29 Mar 22
Wonderful place. The staff are kind and friendly and DR is just great. I highly recommend Choice Med to everyone!
Melissa S.
Melissa S.
21:25 28 Feb 22
I arrived a few mins late for my apt but they were ready for me when I arrived. It was quick and easy. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.read more
Bonnie K.
Bonnie K.
14:31 28 Feb 22
I’ve been with ChoiceMed for a couple years now, and still Highly recommend ChoiceMed Group. Very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.read more
Boozeng I.
Boozeng I.
21:33 22 Feb 22
I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Riker and his staff. All three of my sons, along with myself and 2 other family members have been coming here since day one. They are so helpful and fast.read more
Nicki M.
Nicki M.
19:56 01 Feb 22
Great staff and great doctor and I love the social distance set up they have. I feel very safe there.
Kelly W.
Kelly W.
20:25 28 Jan 22
ANOTHER wonder experience, this time with Dr. Riestra. I had my one year check-up! He was attentive and addressed all my concerns. I didn’t catch the name of the wonderful young woman up front, but she was fabulous and professional! Thank you for taking such wonderful care me. :)January 2022 Update! Met with Dr. Lipinski today and she’s fabulous! Entire staff is efficient and pleasant. Thank you!read more
HannahLee P.
HannahLee P.
21:23 21 Jan 22
Dr. Lipinski was amazing! She was so thorough and empathetic with a lot of good information. All around great experience.read more
Emily E.
Emily E.
19:58 21 Jan 22
Dr. Irene Lipinski is truly a caring and compassionate physician. She really listens to her our questions and concerns. Would highly recommend!read more
Craig D.
Craig D.
19:52 11 Jan 22
This place is nice. I do think that,, after four years of practically twice a year “research” asking the exact same questions repeatedly at a cost of $169 each time, it’s time for the next step toward statewide legalization. Someone in Tallahassee is making MILLIONS off this.read more
Taylor A.
Taylor A.
21:38 17 Nov 21
The staff were extremely kind and knowledgeable. The doctor was very informative, patient and kind. Would highly recommend.read more
Adam M.
Adam M.
16:57 16 Nov 21
Wonderfully professional and helpful. Everyone I interact with is kind and aiming to make your experience smooth.Another year and another amazing experience. The staff are all wonderfully helpful.read more
Sanford G.
Sanford G.
19:15 22 Oct 21
Very helpful and knowledgeable. They answered all of my questions and concerns. Easy & pleasant experience.
Teresa M.
Teresa M.
16:06 14 Oct 21
At 60, with health issues, I easily qualified for my medical card. Dr. Riker and staff made this a professional & positive experience from the moment I walked in the door until I left. 10 out of 10 on the recommendation scale. Just do it; they are the best!read more
alice P.
alice P.
21:32 05 Oct 21
Every person I encountered was friendly, professional and patient. I had multiple opportunities to ask questions. Dr. Riker took his time and made sure I understood the information presented, and I had a strong sense that he had listened to me and knew exactly what I was trying to explain. Thanks very much!read more
Tony S.
Tony S.
21:44 04 Oct 21
Fantastic facility and fantastic people. I’ve been through this process in my home state before becoming a Florida resident and the M.O. here was much more fluent and painless. My medicinal card was transferred easily and quickly. The Dr. was very friendly and knowledgeable and the nurses up front were kind and professional. I walked out happy and well taken care of. I will refer anyone to Choice Med Group.Thank YouTJSread more
Elisa C.
Elisa C.
15:58 28 Sep 21
The Doctor truly cares for his patients here. The staff is so calm and helpful. They make it so easy and seamless. Great covid precautions and extremely clean. been a patient here for a year and many more to come.read more
john L.
john L.
18:40 21 Sep 21
This seem to be a very well Drs run office. The Dr seemed very knowledgeable and the nurse appeared to actually care. Thumbs upread more
J W.
J W.
16:15 21 Sep 21
This place is amazing! The ladies up front are super nice and gladly answer any questions you might have. The doctor is also top notch. Ive never been to a doctors office before where I walked in and felt like I was at home. Thanks guys!Always enjoy my visit here, I feel like they are respectful of my busy schedule and get me in and out quickly. Always knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Riker may very well be my favorite doctor that I have had in my lifetime. Thanks Choice Med Group!read more
Melissa H.
Melissa H.
14:00 20 Sep 21
ONE OF THE EASIEST AND QUICKEST THINGS YOU WILL EVER DO !!!!Everyone in the St.Petersburg office is always very nice and pleasant!! My son got covid and I had to change my appointment a couple times and they were wonderful about it!! I never have to wait long at all, if I wait at all. Anytime I’ve ever come in for an appointment, which I know we all love to wait in a Lobby, hahaha. The one thing you don’t have to worry about when you come here is waiting hours in the lobby and it’s never crowded like packed sardines. The doctors are always nice as well, very efficient and quick!!! They also have discounts on their office visit payments. I don’t remember them all but if you are a veteran, if you get Medicaid or food stamps, if you are a first responder or in the military you receive a discount off your office visit payment. You can refer someone(s) and get a discount as well. There could be more but I don’t know what they are,but you could call and find out. When you leave the office they give you coupons for the dispensaries and you can go straight to the dispensary that day, you don’t have to wait !!!So go in and see them they’ll be happy to make an appointment for you !!!🎊😁😍🎉read more
sara L.
sara L.
16:50 08 Sep 21
Great experience all around. Office staff is helpful, friendly, and professional. Provider is an awesome human being, I wish all my medical doctors were like him. If you are thinking about getting your card, this office is for you, they are sensitive to new patients’ concerns and help to make the entire process seem less intimidating.read more
Debbie L.
Debbie L.
15:59 03 Sep 21
Prompt and professional service from start to finish. Doctor was very thorough and staff was very friendly and knowledgeable! Great experience!read more
Jenna M.
Jenna M.
20:49 17 Aug 21
I’ve been through applying and renewing medical cards a few times before. This was the first experience that genuinely felt like a healthcare professional speaking to a patient instead of an administrator reviewing and submitting paperwork at the DMV. Dr. Riker was thorough, clearly knowledgeable, and passionate about providing effective medical care. The clinical staff were kind, accommodating, and efficient. The office felt comforting and private. They also offer to submit your application to the state directly at the end of the appointment free of any additional service charge. This means you do not have to go home and submit it yourself and might also give your application priority for a slightly faster processing and return period. All for the same $75 fee the state charges regardless to process the applications. On your way out, you’ll receive an packet containing information on all local dispensaries and some coupons. The whole visit was less than 15 minutes and all pandemic safety precautions were observed. 11/10 will use again.read more
Kiara H.
Kiara H.
21:25 16 Jul 21
Very understanding Dr. listen to your needs and your problems to help prescribed with the Best Medical decision that he can make for you highly recommendread more
Wayne B.
Wayne B.
19:26 16 Jun 21
Very professional and helpful. They make life easy for patients from first encounter and on all renewals. I recommend them highly.read more
Gerald S.
Gerald S.
21:00 15 Jun 21
Dr Riker is one of the most friendly and compassionate and well rounded Dr.s I’ve ever felt with in 40+ years.
Hayley H.
Hayley H.
17:06 01 Jun 21
Welcoming, professional, and friendly staff. The doctor was very informative and very thorough. Had absolutely no questions when I left. Highly recommend this office.read more
Alexandria A.
Alexandria A.
20:35 28 May 21
Everyone was extremely nice and helpful. They make the process easy and the doctor was very informative. I’m really happy with my experience.read more
craig P.
craig P.
23:05 27 May 21
It was a great experience. I had the interview on time and it was very professional. No wasted time and informative. Good job.read more
Larry Z.
Larry Z.
19:01 03 May 21
Very easy process from setting the appointment visiting the office and consulting with the Doctor. The Dr and the staff were very helpful answered all questions and provided everything I needed. Would definitely recommend Choice Medical Group.read more
George B.
George B.
20:52 26 Apr 21
This was a great experience. Everything went very smooth and easy. The staff is very friendly and super informative. Very clean place and an easy to find location.read more
Jorge R.
Jorge R.
16:00 21 Apr 21
The staff was so helpful in helping with the process and very knowledgeable and professional. The doctor was excellent as well. He was very compassionate and knowledgeable. It was a great experience. Would not hesitate in recommending Choice Med Group.read more
Bill C.
Bill C.
18:16 13 Apr 21
Simple renewal. Dr. kept it to the point. He knows his stuff and help me with some great suggestions. I’d recommend this place highlyread more
Caitlyn R.
Caitlyn R.
15:49 10 Apr 21
Very friendly, fantasitc atmosphere, the nurse was lovely and answered all of my questions great attitudes. Left feeling very relieved and like i can take my life backread more
claudia W.
claudia W.
21:03 09 Apr 21
Great visit! Everyone at this office is very polite and helpful. Dr Riker is a great Dr 👍🏼😁
William C.
William C.
19:24 26 Feb 21
Easy, informative and friendly. Highly recommend. Great staff and doc is awesome. Cares and it shows.
dan F.
dan F.
17:04 22 Jan 21
Always reliable and easy. Doctors are friendly? Personable and genuinely want to help. I’ve Been using them since I got my card 2 years ago and have had zero issue. Always email and call to remind me of re cert dates and seem less in and out appointments after your initial certification. Don’t have anything to compare them to but that’s bc they have retained my business from the start.read more
Yolanda M.
Yolanda M.
22:59 08 Jan 21
Very understanding of my situation. They were able to see me quickly. Non stressful atmosphere and appointment. I am very grateful to all the staff. Recommend to anyone looking for medical help.read more
Victoria H.
Victoria H.
15:26 08 Jan 21
I really liked Dr Campbell, I actually learned more about marijuana then I thought. He was very personable and even made a few cute jokes and eased tension. The women in the office were very informative and easy to talk to. Very pleasant experience with a little pizazz.read more
Kelly W.
Kelly W.
20:33 18 Dec 20
Absolutely the best experience. Dr. Campbell was compassionate and attentive. And Nina is fabulous and professional! Had my 7 month check in today. Thank you for taking such wonderful care me. 🙂read more
Adam M.
Adam M.
16:34 09 Oct 20
Wonderfully professional and helpful. Everyone I interact with is kind and aiming to make your experience smooth.
MELISSA S.
MELISSA S.
00:51 08 Oct 20
Dr Riker is great! Professional and personable. Appointments are always a pleasure.
Alex D.
Alex D.
17:14 07 Oct 20
We were pleased with the staff & Dr. Very professional. They helped us through the interview. Also sterilization temperature check. Very friendlyread more
Channing N.
Channing N.
09:49 27 Sep 20
It was a wonderful experience from the beginning with Choice Med St Petersburg. The appointment was easy to schedule (with most forms filled out in advance). The staff was really helpful and the doctor was knowledgeable and kind. I’m happy to say I will be with them from here on out!read more
Colby B.
Colby B.
21:47 17 Sep 20
staff and doctors were all very informative and kind
Cary H.
Cary H.
17:52 16 Sep 20
People are great! Dr’s are very helpful!
Leon N.
Leon N.
22:02 15 Sep 20
Wonderful office and staff members. Mr Riker is a gentleman and a scholar, I enjoy every time I get to visit with him during recertifications. They have easily one of the most streamlined Fair as far as pricing goes. I love their setup period if you run out of milligrams, they are very quick to help us solve that issue just give them a call! I live in Hernando county and visit the place in Clearwater because they are that wonderful to be around. Thank you guys for helping everybody with their medicine! Marijuana is way better than pharmaceuticals hands down it has saved lives and helps so many!read more
Maryann L.
Maryann L.
19:35 15 Sep 20
AWESOME
Melissa H.
Melissa H.
21:11 09 Sep 20
Recertification was quick and easy… I’m so grateful for this medicine, it has literally saved me from the horrors of opioids and helped my chronic pain & anxiety tremendously. The staff at this office was efficient and friendly and I highly recommend!read more
Alexandria E.
Alexandria E.
16:15 09 Sep 20
The staff were very friendly and the doctor was informative and welcoming. I came an hour earlier but was able to walk into publix and use the restroom and walk around.read more
SuthernstineBelle H.
SuthernstineBelle H.
13:36 03 Sep 20
I couldn’t have chosen a better place!The staff is patient, understanding, and thorough. OMG!! The doc has a bedside manner that is almost null and void! I was very nervous & embarrassed; especially when talking about medical info. However, he was able to calm me & was as thorough as the staff. He also paused to ensure tht I understood as he explained. He reassured me that whatever I didn’t remember would be in the Pamphlet and Not to hesitate to call with questions for clarification.Great staff, great Doc, great place. Great choice❣️read more
Debra M.
Debra M.
19:00 02 Sep 20
Video chat. Quick and easy
Thomas R.
Thomas R.
15:26 02 Sep 20
Professional and courteous
Rhonda Yvette S.
Rhonda Yvette S.
20:51 01 Sep 20
I love the ease of getting an appointment, how much better I feel since starting this treatment . Thank you so much for helping me get off and keep off pain meds and Xanax . I am currently off 8 rx medications since started medical marijuana.read more
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
16:27 28 Aug 20
Very good visit from start to finish…staff made me feel welcome and addressed concerns. Doctor explained everything in detail and how the process works.read more
Paul Z.
Paul Z.
18:17 26 Aug 20
Great service and friendly staff. Very helpful in helping me remove anti-depression medication from my life.
John R L.
John R L.
17:42 26 Aug 20
Excellent doctor, excellent staff, comfortable atmosphere in office or over the phone. Would recommend to anyone needing medical marijuana.read more
D F.
D F.
22:46 25 Aug 20
Excellent, professional service with great attention to detail and personal care…had a friend recommend me and he was not wrong. Would gladly recommend!!!read more
Paula P.
Paula P.
19:54 18 Aug 20
Caring and compassionate office staff. I greatly appreciate feeling that my doctor listened to me and validate my medical needs. Excellent follow up with you on appointments and protocols necessary for your benefit. I’m glad I made the right “Choice” with Choice Medical Group.read more
Dog L.
Dog L.
01:08 16 Aug 20
Super quick easy appointment! I was pretty nervous due to me really not liking going to the doctors but they made me feel comfortable right away. The doctor is nice and professional and the receptionist was very sweet! Definitely recommend going to them. Plus it’s so much more easy now that you can just book it online at home and fill out all the paperwork at home!read more
Julie W.
Julie W.
15:36 11 Aug 20
This place was amazing the doctor is very informative, all the ladies there are very nice and they seem to want to help if you need the help. Very impressed with Choice Med Group. I would definitely recommend them.read more
Christine P.
Christine P.
22:37 28 Jul 20
Very friendly staff and the doctor was very helpful and knowable when I had questions. Very clean environment. Also easy parking access. Would recommend anytime! Thank you againread more
Nathaniel C.
Nathaniel C.
22:12 21 Jul 20
Very nice and informing place went down the line as far as explaining what needed to explained about the medication spooky because of all of the covid-19 stuff and the fact that I couldn’t see my doctor’s face but other than that it’s pretty cool visitread more
Craig S.
Craig S.
20:27 21 Jul 20
I get very nervous and sweaty in public and especially at dr type visits. Upon walking in here they really were welcoming and explained everything in depth. Putting me in a much more comfortable position. I believe they care about whats going on in patients lives. I am grateful.read more
Scott P.
Scott P.
16:38 17 Jul 20
They were very nice and great at explaining my options and what qualifies medical cannabis use. As well as quick and simple appointment. Thank you Choice Med Group staff.read more
Eleni B.
Eleni B.
16:56 08 Jul 20
Office ladies were FANTASTIC, helpful and informative. Doctor was FANTASTIC, helpful and informative. Would recommend to anyone. One of the nicest medical office I’ve ever been in. Thank youread more
Rachael B.
Rachael B.
14:51 30 Jun 20
This review is on behalf of my husband. This practice has been a God send and have provided support at traversing the state system. My husband no longer has to live with daily debilitating pain. The office staff is friendly and pleasant to deal with. Dr Riker is wonderful. Thank you for all you do.read more
Kelly W.
Kelly W.
18:22 27 Jun 20
Absolutely the best experience. Dr. Campbell was compassionate and attentive. And Jules is fabulous and professional! I’ll be back. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of us all!read more
Beth O.
Beth O.
14:47 19 Jun 20
Unlike my experience with my previous doctor, this felt much more like an actual medical appointment. The doctor provided excellent, new information of whichIwhich had not previously been informed. Additionally, their process are more than fifty percent lower than my previous provider! I highly recommend Choice Medical Group!read more
Carol T.
Carol T.
20:39 18 Jun 20
I enjoy the personnel and the doctors at this Choice Medical in St. Petersburg Florida they are courteous and kind and can answer any question you have I even video chatted with them this morning which was much easier for me because of COVID-19 they get an A+ plus plus thank you Carol Threlkeldread more
Scotty C.
Scotty C.
13:50 18 Jun 20
Excellent service, excellent people, top notch experience. I’d recommend Dr. Campbell to anyone.
Michael W.
Michael W.
18:09 17 Jun 20
Great customer service. Good people. I would highly recommend.
Jon-Karl K.
Jon-Karl K.
04:34 17 Jun 20
Exceeded expectations! Great Staff and Doctor. Well organized and on-time appointment made for a well recommended experience. Easy to schedule.read more
Mel C.
Mel C.
18:01 16 Jun 20
The staff at Choice Med Group is very friendly, and Dr. Rinker is very good with explanations and answering any questions. I highly recommend Choice Med Group.read more
Shawn L.
Shawn L.
15:58 26 May 20
The dedicated Healthcare professionals at Choice Med Group are working tirelessly in an effort to provide much needed goods and services to the many people in need. I believe it is important to have healthy and safe alternatives to traditional medicine. Choice Med Group is making this happen. I am more confident managing my various medical conditions with the Support and supervision of my Doctor at Choice Med Group.read more
Phil S.
Phil S.
15:16 24 Feb 20
Nice and clean in waiting and exam rooms. Staff very friendly. Joyce is a gem and a real sweetheart.The Doctor was extremely nice. He answered all my questions and offered advice on options other than smoking marijuana.All in all from the time I entered the office until the moment I left, everything was perfect.Great Job!ThanksPhil Spenceread more
Carlos Santa R.
Carlos Santa R.
01:01 22 Feb 20
My recent visit was to renew my card. The entire process took just over ten minutes. It was quick and painless! This office provides fast, efficient, customer service. I recommend this office to everyone.read more
Jaci P.
Jaci P.
22:49 11 Feb 20
Very caring professional office. Everyone seemed very compassionate and concerned with my issues. From the doctor to all of his staff, all were there to help you and make you feel at ease. Excellent experience!read more
J W.
J W.
19:40 29 Jan 20
This place is amazing! The ladies up front are super nice and gladly answer any questions you might have. The doctor is also top notch. Ive never been to a doctors office before where I walked in and felt like I was at home. Thanks guys!read more
Alexis A.
Alexis A.
21:52 22 Jan 20
This experience far exceeded my expectations. The doctor was wonderful and very informative! Great listener and educator!!! Louisa at the front desk was so helpful!! I’m pretty sure we became instant best friends! Friendly and helpful! I would referred them to everyone considering using medical marijuana!read more
Elexis .
Elexis .
16:56 08 Jan 20
Good experience. Got an appointment within 3 days. I wish I got the name of the woman at the front desk; she was pleasant and provided so much information. Dr. Campbell was all ears when I explained my medical history. I got approved and had my temporary card in 8 business days (17 full days w/ weekends and holidays). This office also gives a nice discount for healthcare professionals and veterans.read more
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