It’s important to refer to an appropriately trained, qualified ND. CCNH NDs are graduates of four-year accredited naturopathic medical schools. Naturopathic medical schools are accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
CCNH NDs have passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX) Steps 1 and 2. The NPLEX is the naturopathic equivalent to the USMLE.
CCNH NDs are licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians, and are proud to be among the first to hold licenses in the state.
What Do Naturopathic Doctors Do?
At the present, naturopathic doctors offer complementary natural health consultations. This may include:
- Dietary recommendations
- Lifestyle counseling
- Herbal medicine
- Vitamin, mineral and nutrient recommendations
- Drug/herb and Drug/nutrient interactions screening
Naturopathic doctors provide individualized recommendations that complement, rather than compete with, conventional therapies your patients may undergo.
As of March 2016, NDs are now ordering labs, performing physical examination, prescribing treatments, referring for imaging, and providing many other services for which they are trained. These services are intended to complement and augment your practice, rather than supplant it.