Exploring your medical options

With the whole world at our fingertips; where should one look for information about healthcare and treatment options?

Naturopathic Medical Professionals is dedicated, first and foremost, to the well being of their patients. Excellent medical care requires time, communication, and a desire to seek the truth in the disease affecting each patient. Your NMD will dedicate the necessary time to get to know you and understand your condition. NMP understands that to truly treat a patient, you must understand the cause of that patient’s ailments. By determining the cause of disease, your NMD can develop a comprehensive plan that will return you to optimal health. Your Naturopath will not only educate you on the healing power of nature but will offer multiple treatment plans to return your body to a state of optimal health.  NMP is unique in that it offers patients the ability to improve their health with both Eastern and Western Medicine.  NMD’s are dedicated creating treatment protocols that are free of toxic chemicals and harmful side-effects. Every patient has the right to know what their medical treatment options are and how to naturally restore their health without side effects.

Naturopathic Medicine: Redefining medical care in America

Excellent medical care requires time, communication and a commitment to wellness and patient care. Naturopathic Medical Professionals are dedicated to building relationships with our patients that go beyond the typical 15 minute visit so common in today’s medical world. Our philosophy is to treat the cause of disease, not the symptoms. We take the time to truly understand your past medical history as well as your lifestyle and the various influences that may affect your health. Our concern is first and foremost your wellness. Expect the doctor spend time engaging you in a conversation about your body and your health.

Dr. J. Le Provost training in both eastern and western medicine provides patients with optimal health care and a variety of treatment options. Patients can expect quality time with Dr. Le Provost, patient education, modern diagnosis, and integrative therapeutic options – anywhere from acupuncture, homeopathy, botanicals, nutrition and pharmaceuticals scripts when necessary.

Naturopathic Medicine

Patients have the right to understand their disease process and be informed of their medical options for treatment. Naturopathic doctors can accomplish this with the most modern education of integrative medicine today.

The Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine [Naturopathic Doctor (ND) or Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD)] is a formally accredited medical degree, obtained from one of four naturopathic medical schools in the United States.

Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care doctors (PC), also known as General Practitioners (GP) or Family Practitioners.

Naturopathic medical schools are on the cutting edge of medical education, supplying their students with the latest knowledge in the world of medicine, various philosophies utilized in learning the root cause of diseases, and leading patients down the path of recovery and wellness naturally, using traditional medicine without negative side effects.

Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the cause of the ailment or disease. Integrative medical training in both traditional (Oriental medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, Nutritional Therapy) and allopathic medicine (Pharmaceuticals) provides Naturopathic Doctors with many tools and new perspectives on disease. Naturopathic Doctors have all of these tools at their disposal to help the patient strive for a cure and dramatically improve their quality of life with little to no side effects.

The focus of care will be on treating the cause of the disease. Treating the cause of disease is not a “symptomatic” approach but a holistic approach. Many factors will be assessed: lifestyle (diet, work, sleep, exercise), family history, and current pharmaceutical medication use. Once every aspect of vibrant health has been assessed, holistic and integrative treatments options can be explored.  Treating the cause of disease takes time, dedication, and determination from both the patient and doctor.

Naturopaths work with and strengthen the greatest asset you as a patient has at your disposal, your innate ability to heal given the proper environment and medicine. Using the tools of modern diagnosis and powerful medicine that nature has provided, naturopathic doctors work with patients to reestablish balance to the most precious things we own – our human body, our health.

The goal is to restore balance so that only health and wellbeing may follow.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care.

Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness; the medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. Naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

Naturopathic Philosophy

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics and whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2000 years old: Vis mediatrix naturae - nature is the healer of all diseases. Their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice is; however, their philosophies and approaches differ considerably from their conventional counterparts. Naturopathic doctors diagnose disease and treat patients by using natural modalities such as physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, counseling, acupuncture, and hydrotherapy, among others. They choose treatment based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions.

The six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of Naturopathic medicine include:

First Do No Harm – primum non nocere

Naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective.

The Healing Power of Nature – vis medicatrix naturae

The human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician’s role is to facilitate this process with the  aid of natural, nontoxic therapies.

Discover and Treat the Cause, Not Just the Effect – tolle causam

Physicians seek and treat the underlying cause of a disease. Symptoms are viewed as expressions of the body’s natural attempt to heal. The origin of disease is removed or treated so the patient can recover.

Treat the Whole Person – tolle totum

The multiple factors in health and disease are considered while treating the whole person. Physicians provide flexible treatment programs to meet individual health care needs.

The Physician is a Teacher – docere

The physician’s major role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health. Creating a healthy, cooperative relationship with the patient has a strong therapeutic value.

Prevention is the best “cure” – praevenire

Naturopathic physicians are preventive medicine specialists. Physicians assess patient risk factors and heredity susceptibility and intervene appropriately to reduce risk and prevent illness. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a lifestyle that supports health.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Website Text-”What is Naturopathic Medicine?”