Pharmacy Series 2024
Tuesday evenings monthly, January - May
MANP's expanded pharmacology education program will strive to bolster your unique practice style. We'll explore naturopathic approaches, conventional standards of care, and work to ensure you have enhanced tools and access to case-based education. The monthly series of programs will highlight drug classes that are newly accessible in the updated Montana Naturopathic Formulary.
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Tuesday Evenings, 6pm
January 16th 6:00-7:30pm Hypertension, Dr. Fleetwood
January 23rd 6:00-7:00pm Hypertension Case Discussion
February 13th 6:00-7:30pm Psychopharmacology, Dr. Bransfield
February 20th 6:00-7:00pm Psychopharmacology Case Discussion
March 19th 6:00-7:30pm Anxiety and Stimulants, Dr. Fleetwood
March 26th 6:00-7:00pm Anxiety and Stimulants Case Discussion
April 9th 6:00-7:30pm Sleep Disorders, Dr. Bransfield
May 14th 6:00-7:30pm Autoimmune and other topics, Dr. Fleetwood
May 21st 6:00-7:00pm Autoimmune Case Discussion
16th & 23rd - 6pm
13th & 20th - 6pm
19th & 26th - 6pm
Anxiety & Stimulants
9th - 6pm
14th & 21st - 6pm
Registration is for the entire series and includes slides, live presentation, course video recordings, and live case-based discussions as well as bonus material each month.
11.5 CEUs (including 4 hours of Case Discussions) $300 for MANP Members. Registration and details...
Join Dr. Fleetwood's bi-monthly mentorship program and find bonus content for purchase (learn more...).
Each presentation is created specifically for Montana NDs by our primary mentors, Dr. Fleetwood and Dr. Bransfield. The program is designed for you to confidently and competently navigate the expanded Montana formulary.
Monthly case-based discussions will welcome Montana NDs, young and elders alike, to join our primary instructors as panelists.
January, March & May Instructor
Dr. Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh, VNMI
Dr. Fleetwood attended Bastyr University, earning a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine after a decade as a practicing retail pharmacist. She has served as adjunct faculty both at Bastyr and National University of Natural Medicine and developed pharmacology curriculum informed by her unique background. She is also passionate about naturopathic philosophy and has completed the post-doctoral Vitalist Certification of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute .
Each presentation will engage the therapeutic order and consider the full range of ethics concerns, vitalistic philosophy, pharmacodynamics, phases of inflammation, nutrient depletion, and iatrogenesis.
February & April Instructor
Dr. Richard C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
Dr. Bransfield is the Past President of ILADS and has held a number of positions with organizations involved with mental health and community-based health. Currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he is a graduate of Rutgers College and the George Washington University School of Medicine and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. An author of numerous medical publications, who has been active in political advocacy on an international, national, state and local level, his focus extends to a unified theory of mental health and illness, the link between microbes and mental illness, mental health parity, healthcare delivery issues and preserving the integrity of the physician patient relationship.
Dr. Julie Barter, ND
Dr. Barter is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine and practiced in Maine and Colorado before coming to Montana. Working with people of all ages, she specializes in women’s health and chronic illnesses with a special focus on Lyme disease and its co-infections and is an active member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society). She extended her education in physical medicine and applied kinesiology, attending Western States Chiropractic College in addition to completing internships in internal medicine, environmental medicine, gynecology, and acute care for underserved populations.
Dr. Barter will moderate and host Dr. Fleetwood and Dr. Bransfield with MANP staff throughout the series and sets an inspiring example for committee level engagement by MANP members.
Montana Naturopathic Physicians
Montana physicians will join case discussion panels each month to present the unique perspectives of seasoned physicians, residents and everytying in between.
If you are interested in presenting a case or being a panelist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
January 16 & 23, 6pm
The program begins in January with a focus on anti-hypertensive agents and will include reference resources, and 'Roots (Philosophy) & Wings (Freedom in scope).' The recording will be available following the January 16th program in advance of the Tuesday, January 23rd Case Discussion to include Dr. Fleetwood and Montana NDs.
Feb 13 & 20, 6pm
Dr. Bransfield will present on antidepressants, antipsychotics for on and off-label use, anxiety meds, OCD meds, and more. He will also discuss ACE (Adverse Childhood Events) & PTSD impacts on mental health, and microbes and mental illness, and medication interactions between psych meds and other interventions. Tuesday February 20th MANP member physicians will join Dr. Bransfield for a Case Discussion.
March 19 & 26, 6pm
Anxiety & Stimulants
Anti-anxiety agents and stimulants, naturopathic perspectives and the ethics of prescribing antidepressants, anticonvulsants and antipsychotics, and contrasting medical management of chronic disease with disease reversal will be presented by Dr. Fleetwood. Highlighting interpretation of patient complaints to determine etiology, and signs and symptoms to monitor for prescribing and deprescribing, Dr. Fleetwood will host Montana panelists for a live Case Discussion March 26th.
Dr. Bransfield will walk us through different types of and reasons for sleep disorders with evaluation and treatment options appropriate to each type of dysfunction. He will present on the full range of drug classes utilized for sleep disorders including the newest drugs on the market. With time for case discussion and questions, this month is a single-session program, as Dr. Bransflied heads to Germany to present at the ILADS European Scientific Conference. "Much work still needs to be done in Europe to overcome the misperception that chronic multisystem illnesses have a psychogenic basis," he says, and strives to contribute to forward progress.
May 14 & 21
Autoimmune disorders and biologics will be featured in the 5th and final series program, highlighting psoriasis, RA, Crohn’s, UC, MS, SLE and an additional discussion of Ozempic use and other trends. Our final Case Discussion on May 21st will feature a panel of Montana 'elders' and residents.
Dr. Fleetwood's NaturopathicCE.com Deprescribing Series is online now, and includes Deprescribing in Pediatrics, Allergies and Asthma, Autoimmune, Dyslipidemia, Mental Health, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension and dozens of hours of pharmacology content for purchase.
Mentorship with Dr. Fleetwood
Bring your cases to Dr. Fleetwood's Monarch Natural Medicine mentorship sessions and enhance your ability to develop whole-person, cause-focused, patient-specific treatment plans. $75/month is the discounted MANP Rate. Contact Dr. Fleetwood to join...
January 17th, 31st both at 11:30am
February 14th at 11:30am, 28th at 3pm
March 13th at 11:30am, 27th at 3pm
April 10th at 11:30am, 24th at 3pm
May 8th at 11:30am, 22nd at 3pm
Guidelines from Dr. Fleetwood
What you must know about the drugs to safely prescribe and monitor:
Boxed Warnings, other Precautions, most common/scariest Adverse Drug Reactions
Nutrient depletions by patient population and agents used to manage disease
Special notes, where known, on drug classes and pregnancy, race, gender
What you must know about the drugs to safely deprescribe and monitor:
Half-life of agent
When prescribed, for what, how many changes over time (in dose or class)
Subjective and Objective monitoring for over-medication
Various strategies to employ—especially when there are few to no objective measurements