Licensed naturopathic doctors are primary care providers who seek out the underlying causes of disease and treat on an individual basis to restore health. Naturopathic medicine offers a wide range of treatment options and preventative strategies based on both traditional and modern medical knowledge. A referral is not required to see a naturopathic doctor; however we prefer to work in conjunction with any and all of your other healthcare providers.
Undergraduate studies including prerequisite medical sciences are required for entrance into one of the four year full time programs of naturopathic medicine. Training begins with standard medical curriculum similar to that of a medical doctor, the basis of which naturopathic doctors use to diagnose and treat their patients. Education further encompasses the areas of clinical nutrition, botanical and homeopathic medicine, psychology, counseling, physical medicine, and more. Students intern in clinical settings in their final two years of training. Naturopathic doctors are required to pass board exams prior to becoming licensed and once licensed, maintain and enhance one’s practice through continuing education.