What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic doctors attend a 4 year doctoral accredited program that is recognized by the U.S Department of Education.
The curriculum includes two years of basic science (Anatomy, Cadaver Lab, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, etc.) very similar curriculum to conventional medical school and two years of clinical education seeing patients under supervision of licensed Naturopathic doctors and other licensed medical professionals.
We are trained as primary care doctors that focus on preventative medicine and treating the underlying cause of disease using various evidence based modalities such as Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, and Homeopathy.
To become licensed to practice we must pass part 1 of the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX) which focuses on the basic sciences and after we graduate we must pass a three day exam which focuses on clinical diagnosis and treatment.