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Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders are fairly common, affecting approximately 20% of the population. Yet it is one of the areas often overlooked in naturopathic education and one that’s going to show up in your primary care office. Here are a few faces of circadian rhythm disorders you may have seen: the shift worker who has hypertension […]

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Guidelines for Appropriate and Valuable Referrals to a Dermatologist – Part II

Impetigo and pyoderma may indicate serious medical/surgical problems. With adequate clinical and laboratory experience, a primary care physician may be able to diagnose and treat impetigo and other bacterial pyodermas with topical and oral antibiotics.   A referral to a dermatologist would be indicated if: The diagnosis was uncertain. Lack of satisfactory response to treatment […]

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Guidelines for Appropriate and Valuable Referrals to a Dermatologist – Part I

Recently I was asked to develop guidelines for appropriate use of dermatological referrals for naturopathic physicians. While many conditions can be properly assessed and treated by a primary care physician or naturopath, dermatology referrals often provide financial savings and quicker resolution of the condition. This is better for the patient and better for our medical […]

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Letter to the Editor: Prescribing Controlled Substances

To the Editor and members of the WANP: How is it that naturopathic physicians have the same level of responsibility to their patients as other physicians yet have limited prescription authority of controlled substances? As physicians, naturopaths need to have all of the necessary “tools” to manage patients appropriately. This is a respectfully pressing commentary […]

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Flash News: Spring 2014

            CE Update – Save the Date – October 11 – 12, 2014 The WANP is offering a two-day clinical conference this Fall at the Lynnwood Convention Center. This year’s program is entitled “Pain Management in Naturopathic Practice” and below is a tentative list of speakers and topics:   Christian […]

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A Call for ND Volunteers: Seattle King County Clinic 2014

Seattle/King County Clinic – October 23-26, 2014 – Providing FREE Dental, Vision and Medical Care The Seattle/King County community is coming together to host the first Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical® (RAM) in October 2014. RAM is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to providing FREE healthcare through clinics operated entirely on community involvement […]

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A Natural Approach to Treating Heel Pain

Podiatry has roots in the conservative treatment of many foot disorders, the most common of which is plantar fasciitis. This condition is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the plantar fascia at its attachment to the calcaneus and is often mechanically induced by an unstable rear foot or arch and/or tight calf musculature. The most […]

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