What To Expect At a Visit To a Naturopathic Physician
Your naturopathic physician works with you to encourage your body's
built-in healing abilities and encourages health-promoting and
disease-preventing practices through education.
Naturopathic medicine relies upon a partnership between the
patient and the physician. The patient should be prepared to take
responsibility for their own health and wellness, supported by the
physician and the treatments.
The naturopathic physician performs a wide variety of
diagnostic tests including physical exams, laboratory testing,
gynecological exams, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic
analysis, allergy testing, and X-ray examinations.
Trained in a wide
variety of natural therapies, your physician will combine and tailor
these treatments to your specific needs to bring about changes necessary
to overcome disease and assure optimal health. As with all physicians,
NDs refer to other medical specialists when appropriate.