Hello Colleagues! Hope everyone is off to a happy and healthy 2018. I recently attended our January 2018 Vaccine Advisory Committee Meeting. With the knowledge that we are all busy docs with minimal extra time I provide a brief and to the point overview of topics for you to review. If you have questions please […]
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Toxic-Free Future is working on a bill to ban highly fluorinated, highly persistent PFAS chemicals from food packaging in the state of Washington. These chemicals are also known as PFCs or Teflon chemicals. The use of well known versions of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, has largely been phased out of use in the US […]
Dear Colleagues, Here is a bit of news about the political issues and activities that the WANP is currently involved in. Authority for Botox and Cosmetic Products At their November meeting, the Board of Naturopathy finalized language for the rules that will give NDs authority to prescribe and administer Botox and inert substances for cosmetic […]
[This post is reprinted from a Washington State Department of Health email announcement.] Dear Healthcare Practitioners and Interested Persons, Starting January 1, 2018, all healthcare practitioners who authorize medical marijuana will be required to use the newly designed 2018 authorization form printed on Medical Marijuana Authorization RCW 69.51A.030 seal tamper-resistant paper. The new form is […]
This is a reprint of an FAQ from the Washington Department of Health. Frequently Asked Questions Naturopathic Physicians Prescribing Codeine and Testosterone Products Since the passage of 2005 House Bill 1546 and the completion of the rule implementation that became effective November 2, 2007, the following questions have been raised regarding licensed naturopathic physicians prescribing […]
I had the great experience of volunteering for the Seattle/King County Clinic (SKC Clinic) that was held at Key Arena from Oct 26-29 this Fall. I was overwhelmed by the abundance of altruism, compassion, and love displayed by all the volunteers involved in this amazing endeavor. The SKC Clinic provided thousands of people with no or […]
The attached video presentation was created by Dr. Christian Dodge and provides basic instruction on the proper use of CPT codes for naturopathic physicians. Dr. Dodge is on the clinical faculty of Bastyr University and has worked closely with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry. He is also a long time member of […]
The September 11, 2017 issue of the New Yorker magazine has the following article that looks into trends in cancer research. I found it both well written and intriguing in offering the perspective that mainstream research may be starting to consider the importance of the type of patient, or the ‘soil’, that allows a cancer […]
Another good naturopathic product of European origin disappeared a while back. It was a small tube of Melissa off. extract in a cream base. The topically applied product was possibly the best relief for Herpes simplex of either type. The cream reduced the itch, shrank and dried the vesicles, and shortened the attack remarkably. First […]
Reported by Mary Allison Koehnke, ND – Naturopathic representative to the Washington State Vaccine Advisory Committee A. The Department of Health ultimately decides which vaccines should be required in schools. The VAC had made a recommendation that the DOH reviews the criteria and so the DOH will meet to do this in July. The current […]