Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Family Medicine

The Healing Power of Nature-  Restore and support the body’s own healing abilities by using methods, medicines and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes.

Identify and Treat the Cause–  Identify and remove the underlying causes of an illness, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.

First Do No Harm-  Utilization of non-invasive treatments and therapies which minimize the risks of harmful side-effects.

Doctor as Teacher-  Provide education for patient on preventative medicine, healthy lifestyle and encourage them to take responsibility for their health.

Treat the Whole Person-  Customized health care for each patient by taking into consideration physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors.

Preventative Medicine-  Comprehensive assessment, health risk analysis and diagnostic testing to provide earlier interventions and prevention of illness.

The Naturopathic Doctor

 Naturopathic Doctors are Licensed Primary Care Providers trained in all the following fields:

Anatomy
Biochemistry
Cardiology
Clinical Assessment
Dermatology
Gastroenterology
Gynecology
Immunology
Laboratory Diagnosis
Microbiology
Minor Surgery
Neurology
Obstetrics
Oncology
Pediatrics
Pathology
Pharmacology
Physical Exams
Physiology
Psychology
Pulmonology
Radiology
Rheumatology
Venipuncture

Naturopathic medical colleges are four-year, graduate level medical schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of other medical schools.  The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (N.D.) is awarded after classroom, clinic and practical study.  In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the four years include course work and clinical training in natural therapeutics. This includes Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, IV/Injection Therapy, Minor Surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Physical Medicine and Hydrotherapy.  Naturopathic Doctors must also pass National Board Exams required by the NABNE (North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners) for board certification.  These National Board Exams include a one-day Basic Science Board Examination and a three-day Clinical Board Examination.