Information for Healthcare Professionals

Why Refer to an ND?

 

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Naturopathic Physicians are Leading Experts in Natural Medicine.

We receive extensive training in 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).

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Elite Integrative Care

Naturopathic physicians work in private practice, hospitals and integrated settings with other medical providers. The result is a patient-centered, comprehensive approach that provides the most appropriate treatment for an individual’s needs. Naturopathic physicians educate patients about wellness and provide tools for achieving optimal health.

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Advanced Naturopathic Pharmacological Training

Naturopathic physicians have expertise in drug/herb/nutrient interactions. They are also trained to identify drug-induced nutritional deficiencies that most conventional providers are not versed in.

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Chronic Disease Specialists with a Focus on Prevention

Naturopathic physicians are experts in treatment of chronic diseases, guiding patients through lifestyle changes and natural therapies to manage chronic conditions and prevent complications. Since NDs are experts in lifestyle medicine, they can help any patient prevent chronic health conditions as well.

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Proven Safety Model

Malpractice rates for naturopathic doctors are almost five times lower than those for conventionally trained medical doctors because our methods are safe and effective. From 1990-2010, only 17 claims were filed against NDs. That’s 17 total claims in 20 years.

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Patient Centered Model

Malpractice rates for naturopathic doctors are almost five times lower than those for conventionally trained medical doctors because our methods are safe and effective. From 1990-2010, only 17 claims were filed against NDs. That’s 17 total claims in 20 years.

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Additional Information

Naturopathic Doctors in Hospitals

Naturopathic Medicine is Growing in U.S. Medical Centers of Excellence

Facts, Evidence and Research

Naturopathic peer reviewed research journals

  • The Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ) is the official journal of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Natural Medicine Journal is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students, faculty, and anyone interested in the field of natural medicine.
  • Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR) is the leading clinical information resource for naturopathic physicians in North America.