Naturopathic Specialists are medical doctors who have completed a four-year naturopathic medical school program. They are trained in the use of natural therapies, such as nutrition and herbs to treat illness and promote health. A naturopathic Specialist is a licensed primary care physician in some states.
What Does a Naturopathic Specialist Do?
A Naturopathic Specialist offers primary care services, such as well-person visits, physical exams, and management of acute and chronic conditions. They also provide preventive medicine services and work to educate patients on how to maintain optimal health through lifestyle changes and natural therapies. In addition, Naturopathic Specialists may offer other services such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and counseling.
Finding a Naturopathic Specialist
If you are interested in finding a Naturopathic Specialist in your area, you can search for one online or ask your local health food store or natural medicine practitioners for a referral. You can also look for a Naturopathic Specialist in the yellow pages under “Physicians & Surgeons” or “Alternative Medicine.”