001. skyvalleychronicle.com states in "Kirkland Naturopath Suspended From Practicing Medicine Following Criminal Charges" (2015-07-23):
one thing I'll note from the title is that I don't think it is proper to claim that naturopaths practice medicine. They practice their weirdness known as naturopathy.
"naturopathic doctor Mark Monwai [...] on a website for his clinic, Dr. Monwai is listed as one of five health care providers at the clinic as well as the clinical director and founder of Cornerstone Family Health Clinic [...] a former chair of the Board of Naturopathy [...] who runs a practice in Kirkland, Washington has been immediately suspended by state health officials after he was criminally charged with identity theft and filing fraudulent insurance claims, according to a statement released by the Wash. State Dept. of Health [...] charges state that the King County naturopath also failed to adequately supervise or allowed an employee to practice outside the scope of practice and interfered with a Department of Health investigation";
ND Monwai practices at cornerstonehealthclinic.com with NDs Rodriguez, Chang, Wong, and Chang (here). Let's visit that practice.
"the Board of Naturopathy protects public health and safety and promotes the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under its authority. The Department of Health website is www.doh.wa.gov [...]";
let's put that to the test. Because if homeopathy as a therapy, and other nonsense, are going on at that practice, then these overseers are full of shit.
002. the practice:
002.a. in "What We Believe", the practice tells us:
" that cornerstone is Jesus. Trust Him with every aspect of your life and you will find that He never fails. He's not just a rock, He is the cornerstone [...] we believe that Jesus Christ is our cornerstone. The Savior himself said 'Did you never read in the Scripture: 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone' (Mathew 21:42). The apostle Peter repeated Isaiah's prophecy and added, 'And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.' (1 Peter 2:6) [...] as God as our cornerstone, we will help you align your body physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to keep you strong [...]";
so, Christianity / belief / religion. Mixed up with medicine. AND fraud. Ok.
002.b. in "Naturopathic Medicine", we're told:
"naturopathic medicine is not defined by the substances used but rather by the principles that underlie and determine its practice. These principles include [...] the healing power of nature [...] the healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician's role to support, facilitate and augment this process [...]";
ah, coded vitalism. Now the NDs at the practice are graduates of Bastyr. To decode this coding, just look at Washington State's neighboring Oregon.gov page on naturopathy, where naturopathy in all its false glory is promoted. Why is it that the Oregon .gov board's language is SO DIFFERENT from the Washington .gov's? Because is Washington State, they FALSELY portray naturopathy in a much DEEPER way.
002.c. in "Dr. Mark Monwai, ND", we're told:
"Dr. Mark Monwai is the Clinical Director and founder of Cornerstone Family Health Clinic [...] his education in the field of natural medicine [...was at] Bastyr University [...] a doctorate in naturopathic medicine [...] he is currently a member of the Washington State Board of Naturopathy";
002.d. in "Cornerstone Family Health Clinic Patient Registration Information" :
"I, ___________________, hereby authorize Cornerstone Family Health Clinic to perform the following procedures [...] to facilitate my diagnosis and treatment [...including using] homeopathic medicine: the use of highly dilute quantities of naturally occurring plants, animals, and minerals to gently stimulate the body’s healing responses [...]";
that's a false statement. That's a fake therapy: homeopathy doesn't do SQUAT beyond placebo. Why don't they prosecute THAT too, if they really are all about competency, quality, welfare, and safety? And simple DECENCY! These overseers are as full of shit as the proponents of this crap.