Dr. Lise Maltais has been granted the authority to
prescribe pharmaceutical medicines.
The scope of practice for Naturopathic Physicians in
British Columbia has been expended to include
pharmaceutical prescribing since April 2009.
Prescription drugs available to naturopathic
physicians are similar to that of a medical doctor. Not
included are pain medications, steroids, narcotics,
psychiatric and chemotherapy drugs.
This welcomed change will ensure that naturopathic
physicians can continue to use natural medicines that
have become “scheduled”, meaning available only by
prescription. Pharmaceutical medicines have a place in
any primary care medical setting, including the clinics
of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Maltais can help you with getting a the root
cause of the illness, and propose a complete variety of
treatments, including nutritional change, exercise,
herbal and nutritional supplements, Bowen technique,
homeopathy and pharmaceutical options.
A more complete scope of practice means a better way
to help patients, and knowing that at the same time,
each case is looked at individually.