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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. […]
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 […]
January 2019 Vaccine Advisory Committee Update to be Distributed to WANP 1/24/2019 Good Morning to All. Thank you for taking the time to read the update from the Washington State Vaccine Advisory Committee. I know you are all busy doctors and have a lot of moving pieces in life and practice. Thank you for your […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here is an excerpt from a report by John Weeks on a survey of health plans in Maine regarding the cost of covering services by NDs: “Those searching for the financial impact of including the integrative care of naturopathic doctors in insurance plans will find some answers in a recent government report from the state […]
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 […]
Dr. Steve Austin May 14, 1947 – March 10, 2018 (The following is a re-posting of a tribute to Dr. Austin published by the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.) Steve was born in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph and Mollie Austin. He lived in many places around the US but Portland was […]
The following is presented by WANP’s Silver corporate sponsor Center for Diagnostic Imaging. May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, and it’s estimated that two million bone fractures each year are caused by osteoporosis (decreased bone strength). As we age, the risk of a broken bone brings a more serious threat. A simple fall may result in […]