Right now only 14 States license Naturopathic Physicians, which means that in 38 States anyone can call themselves a Naturopath- even if they have no training at all. Licensing ensures that only those with the proper training can call themselves Naturopaths or Naturopathic Physicians. It is also important for people to realize that even traditional medical doctors who use alternative medicines may be inadequately trained in those modalities.
If you are considering visiting with a Naturopathic doctor for the first time make sure that you ask the right questions:
Did you graduate from an accredited Naturopathic medical school?
Do you have a medical license?
These are totally valid questions which may prevent you from seeing an unqualified person.
At NFC, all of our physicians are licensed graduates from naturopathic schools accredited by the Department of Education.
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