As summer approaches and more people start to bare their feet, it’s inevitable that those with fungal nails start to think about treatment. With advertising about the new topical Jublia and other methods that people find by googling “toenail fungus treatment” it’s not surprising that this has led to a lot of confusion for the […]
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SHARE with your patients. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. April 29, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm It’s a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet! […]
Update: Prescription Review, the Prescription Monitoring Program for Washington State, regarding the prescription drug query system that health care providers use. Redesign of the System’s Practitioner User Interface: The practitioner user interface for Prescription Review is changing. Prescription Review is the online system you access to query patient histories for controlled substances in Washington. The […]
It’s no secret that a number of our colleagues have been cited by our Board as a result of medical marijuana (MMJ) authorizations. Here is some background and tips to avoid being dragged into the disciplinary system. History Most of these cases followed a pattern where the naturopathic physician was employed by a company that […]
This is a brief update about the Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) at the WA state Department of Health (DOH) and includes some of my own recommendations about vaccination and naturopathic medicine. The VAC’s purpose is to advise the DOH on matters related to vaccination and is made up of 15-20 voluntary members from Public Health […]
Patients often come seeking our advice on what foods are good for them to eat and expecting clear-cut answers. These aren’t the sorts of questions that answers come easily for. Take wine as an example. Sure it lowers risk of cardiovascular disease but it raises risk of upper GI cancers. Then again it lowers risk […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of Vital News for NDs! Due to an extra heavy work load – and a lack of article submissions – we didn’t publish a summer issue this year, so it’s good to be back. Here is a brief update on some of the activities that have been keeping me […]