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What is Naturopathic Medicine?
What are the principles of Naturopathic Medicine?
What kind of training do naturopathic doctors have?
What should I expect at my first visit?
How many times will I have to see my Naturopathic Physician?
Do naturopathic physicians interact with other healthcare professionals?
What methods of payment do you accept?

“The doctors of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
-Thomas A. Edison

What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care - an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles that underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and of disease. These principles are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality. Naturopathic physicians are primary health care practitioners, whose diverse techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods.

What are the principles of naturopathic medicine?
There are six principles of natuopathic philosophy

• The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
• Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
• First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
• Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
• Treat the Whole Person
• Prevention

What kind of training do naturopathic doctors have?
Naturopathic physicians (N.D.s) are the highest trained practitioners in the broadest scope of naturopathic medicine. In addition to the basic medical sciences and conventional diagnostics, naturopathic education includes therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, classical Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, pharmacology and minor surgery.
For more information about naturopathic training, please go to www.naturopathic.org.

What should I expect at my first visit?
At your first appointment we will spent an hour going over your history and your health goals. I will work to educate you on what I feel the imbalance may be and how to resolve it. I will present options and work with you to complete a plan. Any follow up appointments are usually 30 min. where we assess the plan and your healing process.

How many times will I have to see my Naturopathic Physician?
It greatly depends on the nature of the condition (chronic vs acute). Some individuals have a greater capacity for healing and are seen less often. Typically, after the first office visit, the patient returns in two weeks to assess his or her progress and determine whether modifications in the treatment plan are needed. The goal is to bring the individual to a greater level of health, so typically patient visits become less necessary and less frequent over time.

Do naturopathic physicians interact with other healthcare professionals?
Yes, I am committed to having my patients receive the best possible care. This often requires consulting with your primary care physician, chiropractor, acupuncturist, or massage therapist to insure a holistic perspective.

What methods of payment do you accept?
Cash and checks are accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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