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I am a licensed naturopath, and I focus on holistic mental health. Many of my patients are on antidepressants and anxiolytics (anxiety medication). As a result of treatment, their need for these drugs often decreases or changes, and in the past they have been required to see another doctor in order to reduce their dose or taper off of these drugs. This allows for many errors in communication and coordination of care. Not being able to legally help people transition off of their meds has compromised the quality, efficiency and expense of their care. I am pleased by the expansion of our formulary, not because I'm interested in prescribing more pharmaceuticals or replacing the role of an allopath, but because I can help safely take someone off of a medication when it is medically appropriate.
Krista Tricarico, ND
posted 3 years, 11 months ago
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