Washington State Department of Health, or WSDH, announced recently that the state’s Board of Naturopathy had permanently revoked the naturopathic physicians license of naturopath Lucinda Messer.
Back in 2016 the agency temporarily suspended Messer’s license after it found that she was treating cancer patients without consulting with medical doctors, as she was required to do. The agency also determined that she lied to (or misled) potential patients with her advertisements, used non-approved treatments on her patients and did not provide patients with information that would have allowed them to make informed choices about their own cancer care.
Last Friday, WSDH announced that Lucinda Messer’s license had been permanently revoked after an investigation allegedly turned up evidence that she had continued to practice despite the 2016 suspension.
Messer will be disciplined, says the agency, after it concludes a separate investigation into whether Messer is currently practicing without a license.