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There has been increasing public focus on the shortage of physicians to meet the health needs of the residents of British Columbia. By now, it is clear it’s not feasible to expect to hire enough medical doctors to meet demand. Moreover, there may be more realistic and more efficient ways to allocate resources that are already available. Health Minster Terry Lake has elaborated on this point by explaining that not every problem requires a medical doctor and many issues can be addressed by a “primary care team”. Naturopathic doctors can play an integral role in such a model of care.

 

Licensed naturopathic doctors in British Columbia are highly-trained medical professionals. While the profession has been regulated since 1923, in 2009 the B.C. Ministry of Health approved a new set of regulations which recognizes naturopathic doctors as primary health-care providers. The new regulations bestow on naturopathic doctors sweeping changes to their authority with respect to compounding, prescription authority, dispensing, ordering of laboratory and diagnostic services, and other privileges. This enables naturopathic doctors in British Columbia to have the widest scope of practice in Canada.  For nearly a decade, patients have been able to choose an ND for primary care—already reducing the burden on the medical system.

 

Many British Columbians chose to see naturopathic doctors because they enjoy the personalized care that they receive and alternative treatment options to conventional drugs or surgery. Because NDs mainly practice in private clinics where their services are not publicly-funded, these patients enjoy their preferred method of health care without requiring taxpayer dollars. Also, treatment plans emphasize preventative health and optimal wellness which further reduces the frequency of visits to the medical doctor or hospital.

 

While the government has recognized naturopathic doctors as primary health care providers, there are still some remaining obstacles that prevent NDs from being an even greater part of the solution to the doctors shortage. Of these, the two most significant are that naturopathic doctors are not permitted universal access to tests run at diagnostic facilities (a commitment made by Health Minister George Abbott 10 years ago and stated in the government’s 2008 Throne Speech) and access to information in PharmaNet.

 

BCNA has outlined the diverse and extensive primary care on offer, province wide, in a detailed report to government titled Supporting a Sustainable Health System.  A highlight of which is the collaborative, interdisciplinary support NDs bring to the provincial health care system, but which government has failed to capitalize on.

This post by BCNA Co-President, Dr. Victor Chan

Events

Pediatrics Neonatal Care 2022 ad

We are delighted to announce the next event 26th World Congress on Pediatrics, Neonatology & Primary Care which is going to be held on August 23-24, 2022 in London, UK.

For more information: https://neonatalcare.pediatricsconferences.com/

PNC2022 focuses on the present advancements and novel advances in every aspect of Pediatrics. It offers a stage to the sprouting analysts, researchers, scientists, professors, students over the globe to meet exchange and see new Pediatric scientific advancements and be discovered. This year’s annual congress highlights the Theme: “Exploring the Current Advancement and Challenges in Pediatric Healthcare.

Abstracts are welcome in all areas related to Pediatrics & Neonatology.

Scientex Conferences warmly welcomes all the Participants, Scientists and Delegates from the globe to join our conference “2nd International Conference on Otorhinolaryngology” during November 21-23, 2022 in Paris, France. Otorhinolaryngology 2022 is organized around the theme “Discovering New Scientific Aspects and Novel Technologies in Otorhinolaryngology” that will mark a gathering of pioneers and experts from the Medicinal Industry.

We are delighted to extend you a warm invitation to join our one of the most prestigious conferences on International Public

Health Conference” (IPHC 2022)- Online Event scheduled on March 21-23, 2022.

The conference will proceed on its original theme “Exploring Public Health Challenges and Development in a Globalizing World.”

Public Health 2022 is a platform that will amalgamate researchers, students, healthcare professionals, care providers, academicians and industry delegates to promote, support, and improve the treatments for improving public health. Academically, this global consortium will address the most dynamic and contentious issue in the field of public health. The global consortium will promote excellence in light of ongoing and difficult discussions, as well as bridge gaps between clinical practice consolidation and information expansion. The International Conference IPHC 2021 will reflect the direction of public health while providing participants of various backgrounds with a range of diversions through its plenary talkskeynote sessions, oral and poster presentations. Leading academicians, scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, public health experts, policy makers and social workers will enlighten us with their latest research findings.

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Dates:  March 21-23, 2022

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Online Restorative Fertility Course 

Join Dr. Jessica Liu, ND and Nora Pope, FertilityCare Practitioner for a 6-hour Cycle Charting, Progesterone HRT, and Fertility Enhancement Webinar.  Presented in three 2-hour modules, this course is approved for 6.0 CE credits including 2.0 Category F (Prescribing Authority) and 4.0 Category C.  This event offers unlimited viewing until February 26, 2022. 

This restorative fertility intensive teaches NDs and ND Students the skills to properly time tests and treatments in sync with the woman’s cycle.  Topics include cycle charting to promote positive birth outcomes; effective Progesterone HRT prescribing to restore health; off-label use of pharmaceuticals to restore fertility; timed nutrition, herbs, and acupuncture in sync with the cycle; IVF research updates. 

Come away with a solid roadmap to confidently provide solutions for your fertility patients.  

To learn more or register, CLICK HERE.