Naturopathic Doctors

Experts in natural and preventative medicine

ILANP Health Symposium

Spring 2021

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“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food.”

– Hippocrates
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Experts in Natural and Preventative Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors are trained as primary care physicians in 4-year, federally accredited doctoral level naturopathic medical schools and sit for two professional board exams to be eligible for licensure. Their training enables them to diagnose, prevent and treat acute and chronic illness in licensed states. Naturopathic Doctors restore optimal health by identifying the root cause of disease and support the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulations), public health measures, hygiene, counseling, minor surgery, homeopathy, acupuncture, prescription medication, intravenous and injection therapy, and naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth).

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians – House of Delegates Position Paper, Amended 2011

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Expertise in nutritional and natural medicines

“Naturopathic Doctors have expertise in nutritional and natural medicines that physicians do not receive in conventional medical schools. Our cancer patients report fewer side effects, increased quality of life and greater satisfaction when they incorporate naturopathic medicine.”

Bruce Gershenhorn, DO
Medical Oncologist CTCA– Midwestern Regional Medical Center


Naturopathic doctors are an integral part of the team

“My Naturopathic doctors were an integral part of the team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America helping me battle cancer. They worked with my oncologists, surgeons, nutritionists, physical therapists and care managers to care for me as we fought for my life.”

Kimalea Conrad


Thought leaders in the new approach to patient care

“Naturopathic Physicians are some of the thought leaders in the new approach to patient care which includes: looking at the whole person and the use of food as medicine. I find naturopathic physicians very inspirational.”

Dominic Patawaran, MD
Raby Center for lntegrative Medicine, Chicago IL


My naturopathic doctor takes a holistic approach

“Naturopathic Medicine aligns with my personal choice to treat my body more naturally. My naturopathic doctor takes a holistic approach to address my specific issues.”

Samantha Ann Stephenson


Four years of rigorous training

“Naturopathic Physicians receive four years rigorous training at nationally accredited institutions beyond their undergraduate pre-medicine studies. They have a strong background in nutrition therapies and lifestyle modification along with herbal medicine and homeopathy.”

Charles DuMont, MD
Raby Center for Integrative Medicine, Chicago IL


Naturopathic Physicians care for our cancer patients

“Naturopathic Physicians care for and support our cancer patients. We utilize Naturopathic Physicians on a daily basis to care for and support our cancer patients. Licensing NDs would serve to benefit our patients. It is for patient safety.”

Michael DelaTorre, MD
Internist/Intake Physician, CTCA – Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Zion, IL


Empowered me in my fight against stage IV Cancer

“Naturopathic Medicine has empowered me in my fight against stage IV Prostate Cancer. The integrative approach, with the expertise of my naturopathic doctor, has been essential to support my immune system and maintain my quality of life.”

Thomas Carlson


Well trained in western medical sciences

“Naturopathic Physicians are well trained in western medical sciences. Licensing Naturopathic Physicians would allow greater access for patients to receive naturopathic care.”
Theri Raby, MD
Raby Center for lntegrative Medicine, Chicago IL

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