As of March 31,2022:
We are having mixed emotions in writing this. We have always excelled in our services and aspired to the highest heights of what our profession can deliver in trying to attain incredible healing for our patients and members while providing the safest of environments. We have just celebrated providing 27 years of ozone and chelation therapies in Ontario and many other milestones. In fact, we brought Naturopathic IV therapies to Ontario and made IV delivery safer across Canada, the United States, and Mexico by training many medical doctors, nurses and Naturopathic Doctors.
We wish this was an April fools joke but as of April 1, 2022 we will no longer be able to provide PMA service to our clients. Unfortunately, in spite of PMA members exercising their rights, their files along with our patient files were seized without the members or patients consent. In the summer of 2020, investigators arrived on our doorstep demanding patient files (there was no patient or member complaint to initiate this investigation). Until recently representatives of the Ministry of Health and other regulatory colleges needed a patient complaint and patient consent to demand a file. These files were given to the investigators however PMA members files were not given to them as PMA members exercised their fundamental rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Bill of Rights. When denied the investigators returned in force with a search warrant and seven investigators accompanied by two police officers to ensure they could seize PMA members files. Upon threat of arrest Dr Prytula ND complied. They then took almost two years to build their case. Rather than deal with the issue in court they decided to try to do as much damage as they could to your rights by denying your access to services that you have relied upon to achieve and maintain your health goals. Dr Prytula ND and Dr Um ND have also been training and certifying doctors for these therapies across Canada since 2002. With courses approved by licencing boards in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia and by reciprocity most US States and Mexico. We as NDs have prescription rights in Ontario, but interestingly not in Alberta, and all the substances that are in question that are using in Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors can use freely without prescription rights, in Alberta. We have always restricted ourselves to performing PMA services that we are able to deliver in other jurisdictions. After 27 years of no patient complaints in regards to these services, we are no longer able to provide these very specialized services to you as we have been served with an interim order to stop all PMA services.
It is with great regret and heartbreak that we have had to comply with unaccountable bureaucrats who dont hold your rights in high regard or respect your health care decisions and preferences.
Dr Michael A Prytula ND and Dr Mike Um ND