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The mission of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians is to support our members and improve the health of Oregonians through the advancement of Naturopathic Medicine.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are an excellent choice for your Primary Care Physician. They are trained in both natural and conventional medicine and have a comprehensive scope of practice.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct method of primary health care that combines centuries old natural, common-sense therapies with current advances in biomedical and diagnostic sciences covering all aspects of health, from prenatal to geriatric care.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are guided by principals that are based on the premise that healing is intrinsic to the nature of living organisms. The principles:

  • emphasize prevention and self-care as a cornerstone of health;

  • focus on patient-centered care, addressing the determinants of health in treatment plans;

  • prioritize a "therapeutic order” that begins with minimal intervention and proceeds to higher intervention; and

  • address the underlying cause of the condition rather than focus solely on symptomatic treatment.
While Oregon NDs are licensed to prescribe all pharmaceuticals needed in primary care, can perform minor surgery and can even deliver babies, the real specialty of Naturopathic Doctors lies in treating you as the complex, inter-related system that you are (a whole person), rather than as just a series of symptoms.

If you are being treated by a Naturopathic Physician, congratulations! You are on your way to optimal health!

If not, let us help you find one today. Your health will certainly benefit from it!



OANP Urges Naturopathic Doctors & Patients to File Complaints to Insurance Division Urging Insurers to Comply with the ACA

Section 2706 - the provider non-discrimination provision of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Affordable Care Act - went into effect on January 1, 2014. Insurance plans issued on or after this date are now prohibited from discriminating against naturopathic physicians (or any other provider for that matter)  when the ND is treating the same conditions or performing the same services that the insurer would otherwise cover.

After almost a year of OANP working with Oregon’s Insurance Division in advance of this law going into effect, it appears that the majority of insurers and insurance plans are in some way still violating this law.

Click here for a complete series of materials to help you take action today!


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