Naturopathic doctors are trained to provide primary care and/or naturopathic specialty care. As with conventional medical training, naturopathic doctors attend 4-year graduate level programs and must pass a standardized board exam. Therapeutic training includes pharmacology in addition to complementary and alternative modalities.
The philosophy and basis of naturopathic medicine remains a distinguishing characteristic from conventional medicine. The goal of a naturopathic doctor is to restore normal physiology by assisting their client to maintain or return to homeostasis. This is essential for prevention and true wellness.
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