While "physician" is title protected for use only by MD and DO doctors in Colorado, the following is an amazing overview and summary of naturopathic medicine written by our national organization, which uses the term physician. "The Institute for Natural Medicine and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians recently announced its joint publication of a white paper designed to raise awareness of the principles of naturopathic medicine and reaffirm the profession’s commitment to a collaborative model of clinical care.
The paper, Naturopathic Physicians as Whole Health Specialists, The Future is Whole Person Health Care, provides supporting evidence for the profession’s significant contributions to preventive, whole-person care while citing effective models of integrative practice that have called on the expertise of naturopathic physicians in both primary and specialty care environments.
This paper comes at a time where policy makers are scrambling to expand the healthcare workforce, improve patient outcomes, and lower health costs. It aims to provide the framework for how naturopathic medicine has the research behind it for cost effectiveness and patient outcomes and reveals a clear roadmap for how collaboration among naturopathic doctors and other healthcare providers can be maximized in clinical, hospital, and academic settings."
Dr. Justin Pollack, Dr. Kim Nearpass, Dr. Lisa Pomerantz.
Three naturopathic doctors, sharing our love of natural and holistic medicine. How can we help you?