Vitiligo can be so challenging to treat because it takes a long time for patients to stick to their plan to see results. Conventional treatments like NB-UVB treatments are cumbersome, at home treatments aren't readily available, steroids are hard to take, and topical treatments are messy. What can we do!?
In this case study webinar we'll go over some of the more successful treatments we have at our disposal to help patients with vitiligo.
- What's vitiligo's origin story and how does that relate to how we treat it?
- How can we diagnose vitiligo in clinical practice?
- What are the conventional therapies that treat vitiligo and what are the expectations for success?
- What role do supplements play in the treatment of vitiligo and which are the most likely to help?
- How do we use antioxidants and anti-inflammatories?
- Statins can help vitiligo?
- Do we need to test patients with vitiligo for thyroid disease?
- Is vitiligo treatable with immune support?
- What medications can support the autoimmunity in vitiligo?
- What expectations can we have for patients treatment with natural support?
- How long does it take to get better?
- Does the type of skin determine the course of treatment?
- What is the most common food sensitivity associated with vitiligo?
Dr. Bobby Parmar
Dr. Parmar obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Kinesiology, Psychology and the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He proceeded to complete naturopathic medical training at the premiere institution the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Going on 13 years working in Vancouver he is practicing in a highly collaborative care wellness clinic called Mint Integrative. He was is also adjunct faculty at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches and supervises interns at various stages of their program including Genetics, Geriatrics, and Naturopathic Clinical Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Parmar stays engaged with the community by working with multiple organizations giving workshops to members of the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Arthritis Society of BC and Yukon, and the Earthsave Society of Canada. He has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Friends For Life Society.
As a fervent educator, Dr. Parmar has tailored his academic career to best manage family medicine through naturopathy. His work as a general primary care ND practitioner means he stays up to date with the most current knowledge for most health conditions. He is driven by a passion to better understand the dynamics of health and above all the ever-growing field of mind-body medicine and to convey that understanding to anyone in need or with the desire to be educated. Currently Dr. Parmar is a Key Opinion Leader for Lifelabs/RMA and has lectured on various medical topics to diverse groups of health professionals including MDs and NDs. He has also presented at the Collaborative Education Conference in 2018.