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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 the solely those of the author. Comments can be submitted to info@wanp.org.

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In Memoriam: Mark Dee Groven, ND

Mark Dee Groven, ND October 23, 1954 – May, 23, 2017 I’m very sad to share with you the news that Dr. Mark Groven passed away this past Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Bellevue, Washington. In the fall of 2014, Mark was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare form of cancer. He was given six months […]

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Free Suicide Prevention Online CME

Kaiser Permanente Washington has developed a Suicide Prevention Online CME course, which they are making available to the community of providers free of charge. This course is fully accredited and designed to meet the 6 hour requirement for compliance with Washington State law* (RCW 43.70.442). *To confirm specific training requirements and timelines for completion, please […]

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Allowable Fees for Copying Medical Records – New State Rules Coming Soon

The WANP is posting the following on behalf of the Washington State Department of Health. WAC 246-08-400 sets the maximum amounts medical providers may charge for searching and duplicating medical records.  RCW 70.02.010(37) requires the Department of Health to adjust these amounts every two years according to the change in the Consumer Price Index.  Here […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – 4/29/17

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! […]

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Flash News: Fall 2014

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 […]

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Member Report: Vaccine Advisory Committee

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 […]

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One Potato, Two Potato

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 […]

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