The Role Of A Naturopathic Doctor And When To See One

Definition: A naturopathic doctor (ND) is a primary care physician that specializes in holistic patient wellness; with an emphasis on prevention.

Specialty: Naturopathic doctors can treat all aspects of a patient, however some can choose to specialize in areas such as endocrinology. Naturopathic doctors that specialize in women’s health will create customized treatment plans for categories like fertility support, pregnancy care, and hormonal balance that integrate lifestyle choices, nutrition, and hormonal testing.

Training: Training typically includes at a minimum:

  • Four Years of Undergraduate School
  • Four Years of Naturopathic Medical School
  • Rigorous Licensing Exam 


This is an excerpt from a post written by Sabina Braverman, MPA and originally published on August 29, 2019.

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