CONNECT 2020: Dermatology for the Naturopathic Primary Care Doctor: Acne and Rosacea ~ Julie Greenberg, ND




Derm can be tough... but it doesn’t have to be! Skin diseases affect as many as 1 in 3 Americans at any given time. Non-dermatologists evaluate over 50% of cutaneous diseases that present in the outpatient setting. The field of integrative dermatology has been advancing by leaps and bounds with new treatments being researched at an increasing pace. This presentation will cover recent advances in pharmaceuticals, supplements, and botanicals that are used to treat some of the most common and toughest skin conditions our patients face. The topics of acne and rosacea will be covered in detail. We will review the latest pharmaceutical developments so that you can be familiar with medications your patients may be on or may be considering going on, and we will look at the newest research on which botanicals and pharmaceuticals are showing the best clinical results for patients. Many patients have found that pharmaceuticals have failed them, or they are just not interested in being on topical steroids, antibiotics, or biologics. Naturopathic medicine has led the way using therapies such as probiotics, vitamin D, and fish oil to treat dermatological problems, and the research is finally catching up. Many new botanical therapies and supplements are also showing great promise in treating some of the biggest skin diseases. You will leave this talk with an arsenal of evidence-based clinical tools to confidently treat your patients’ tough derm problems using naturopathic medicine.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Julie Greenberg is a licensed ND who specializes in integrative dermatology. She is passionate about natural skin care and believes that many of today’s chronic skin diseases can be healed by using evidence-based alternative treatments. Dr. Greenberg’s health journey took her from a career in business to becoming a health care warrior. She received a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford University and had a successful career in finance. But a health crisis in her twenties made her rethink everything she knew about health. She decided to dedicate her life to her passion and attained her ND from Bastyr University. She gained advanced clinical training with dermatologists by attending Dermatology Grand Rounds and Patient Care at the University of Washington Medical School and preceptoring at the Pediatric Dermatology Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is the Naturopathic & Integrative Dermatology Program Chair at and founder of the Center for Integrative Dermatology in Los Angeles, CA.

*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit (including 1 Pharmacology credit) for Washington NDs*

(Originally presented on October 9, 2020)