WANP News Blog:

Information For Washington NDs

Welcome to the WANP’s News Blog. Articles and information here are provided for the support and interest of Washington naturopathic physicians and are searchable by the categories at the right. All views expressed, unless otherwise stated, are solely those of the author. Comments can be submitted to info@wanp.org.

Submissions are welcome to info@wanp.org and the WANP reserves the right to set editorial policy and to make minor edits to articles for standard grammatical corrections.

Telemedicine Guidelines in Washington

The Board of Naturopathy adopted guidelines for naturopathic physicians regarding how telemedicine is “to be defined, supervised, regulated, and disciplined” that are accessible by clicking here. These guidelines establish the standard of care expected for patient services provided in this manner. They do not address what a health plan may or may not pay for. […]

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VAC Update 4/18/2019

Hello WANP Members, Happy Spring to everyone. I hope this update finds each of you happy and healthy. Below is an outline of updates from the Washington State Vaccine Advisory Committee. Unfortunately, it’s been a very busy several months in terms of vaccine preventable disease in our state in light of the measles outbreak. Please […]

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In Memoriam: Mark Gignac, ND

Mark Gignac, ND     June 13, 1957 – September 20, 2018 It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of our colleague Mark Gignac, who passed away suddenly on September 20, 2018. Mark graduated from Bastyr University in 1992 as a doctorate in naturopathy and in 1996 with a masters degree […]

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Medical Marijuana Authorization Form Update

The WANP is re-posting this update from the Washington Department of Health. Dear Healthcare Practitioners, Mid-November 2017, communication efforts began to implement new medical marijuana authorization form (authorization) requirements. These requirements were rolled out in phases to assist with the transition. New medical marijuana authorization form – effective January 1, 2018: All authorizations issued on or after […]

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Diet and Dermatology

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. The food we eat is broken down and nutrients are absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract then delivered to where they will be needed. One of those places is the skin. We cannot live without food, so it can obviously affect our health in both good and […]

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Bastyr University Appoints New President

From the Bastyr University press release: KENMORE, WA (April 19, 2018) – The Bastyr University Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Harlan Patterson as University President. Mr. Patterson stepped into the office as Interim President in July of 2017, following nearly six years of service on Bastyr University’s Board of Trustees, and has continued […]

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