Condemning Fraud

Recently it has come to light that a licensed naturopathic doctor in California has been charged with falsifying covid-19 vaccine cards as well as childhood immunization records in her homeoprophylaxis practice in Napa, CA. 

As detailed in our published position statement, we believe vaccines are a scientifically sound, safe, and effective method of preventing infectious diseases. In accordance with the naturopathic principle of Prevention, we recommend immunizations to protect children and adults from adverse consequences of infectious disease.

We have discussed homeoprophylaxis on our blog before, and maintain that homeopathy does not provide immunity to infectious disease. It does not protect the person who takes the remedy and does not prevent transmission of this or any infection to the people around them. 

We condemn in the strongest terms the unethical practice of administering homeopathic substances as a form of immunization, as well as the unethical and illegal practice of falsifying vaccine records. 

We encourage all naturopathic physicians to recognize the inherent compatibility of immunization and naturopathic philosophy and practice. And we feel deep gratitude for the NDs joining the frontline of this pandemic, including our very own blog contributors and readers.

On behalf of NDs for Vaccines,

Elias Kass, ND

Setareh Tais, ND

Maxwell Cohen, ND

Bill Walter, ND

Griffin McMath, ND

Les Witherspoon, ND

Andrew Simon, ND, BCB

Gillian Hanson, ND

Emma Petshow, ND

Virginia Morris, ND

Kara Menzer, ND

Brianna Piché, ND, RH

Marianne Trevorrow, ND

Helen Kinsel, ND

Sarah Parsons, naturopathic medical student (anticipated Fall 2021)

Jennifer Daniels ND, ARNP

Cyndi Gilbert, ND

Candace Aasan, ND

Hannah Gordon, ND

Sharilyn Rennie, ND

Krystal Plonski, ND, LAc

Chris Krumm, ND, LAc

Tom Yang, ND

Justin Steurich, ND

Tara Stacker, ND, RN

Carly Mooney, ND

Justice Lynn Erikson, naturopathic medical student (anticipated graduation 2022)

Meghan Kemnec, ND

Laila Tomsovic, ND

Natalie Walsh, ND, MS

Amanda Hochman, ND

Jennifer Blasi, ND, LAC

Mary Koehnke, ND FABNP

Matthew Nagra, ND

Catherine Bereznay, ND, MS, MPH

Tucker Winship, ND

Ariko Dotero, ND, CLE

Sage Wheeler, ND

Katherine Carvlin, ND

Juleah R. Russek Tabak, ND

Mattie Johnson, ND

Christina McManus, ND

Shannon Hirst, ND

Sarah Hourston, ND, MS

Sean Peter Horan, ND, MS

Deborah Gleisner, ND, LM, CPM

Jamine Blesoff, ND

Elias Kass ND
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Elias Kass, ND (formerly LM, CPM) is a naturopathic physician and former licensed midwife in private practice in Seattle, WA. He graduated from Bastyr University in 2010. After five years of dual naturopathic and midwifery practice, he now focuses on pediatric primary care, with an additional specialty in breastfeeding medicine and infant feeding. He is a strong advocate for immunizations at all stages, as well as proper use of car seats!

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Setareh Tais, ND is a naturopathic doctor practicing family medicine with a focus on integrative family medicine and reproductive health in Fresno, CA. She received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 2009 and completed an integrative family medicine residency program with additional training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility in 2012.

She is immediate past president of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and a Delegate to the American Association of Naturopathic Physcians; as well as a former board member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and founding board member of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Maxwell Cohen, ND
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Max Cohen, ND is a naturopathic physician in Portland, Oregon. He currently works for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing primary care for a wide variety of patients. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Providers (NAPCP), as well as the Scientific Advisory Board for Boost Oregon.He completed his medical training and residency at the National University of Natural Medicine. Prior to medical school he worked as a microbiologist in a tuberculosis vaccine development lab. Twitter @MaxwellCohenND

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