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What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.
Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed health-care practitioners. After completing a Bachelor’s degree a licensed naturopathic physician (ND) attends a four-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician also studies clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling. A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed.
NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.
Your First Visit
A naturopathic physician will take time with you. During your first appointment, your doctor will take your health history, find out about your diet, stress levels, use of tobacco and alcohol, and discuss why you’re there. He or she may perform an examination and order diagnostic tests. Naturopathic physicians keep themselves up-to-date on the latest scientific research and incorporate this evidence into their treatments. The naturopathic physician will work with you to set up a customized health management strategy. If necessary, your doctor will refer you to other health-care practitioners.
A first visit with a patient will last one hour and follow-up visits range from 15 to 60 minutes. Naturopathic physicians need sufficient time to ask questions and understand the patient’s health goals. NDs also need time to gather information, do an appropriate examination and teach his or her patients about managing their condition and improving their health. An ND may also use diagnostic tests to fully understand their patient’s health status. Besides taking the time to carefully and fully assess a patient’s root problem, NDs speak and understand the language of conventional medicine. They can diagnose the way Medical Doctors do—yet, they bring to the patient a whole new arsenal of treatments and insights. Instead of waiting for a disease to emerge, NDs work to head it off before it happens.
Naturopathic Medicine Pricing
|Initial Assessment (1.25 hours)||$285|
(1 hour / 45 min / 30 min / 15 min)
|$175 / $155 / $120 / $60|
|Children under 12 (1 hour)||$150|
|Initial Acupuncture (60 min)||$175|
|Acupuncture follow-up (45 min)||$110|
|Fire Cupping (30 min)||$75|
|Acupuncture Package for Infertility, Weight Loss, Anxiety, Depression or Stress Reduction (1 hour initial assessment and treatment plus 4 additional 45 minute sessions)||$550|
Allergy Testing $255 lab fee
Hormone Testing $350 lab fee
Intake Forms must be filled out and brought with you to your first appointment. If you cannot print them and bring them with you then you must arrive a minimum of 30 minutes early to your appointment. If you have not completed all necessary paperwork when the Doctor is ready for you then that will cut into the consultation time and may even result in having to reschedule your appointment.