Naturopathic medicine is a form of health care that blends old, proven medicines with new scientific knowledge and advancements. Unlike other conventional health care practitioners, naturopathic doctors focus on the underlying cause of patient illness, rather than treating only the physical symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors work in tandem with other health care professionals and, as specialists in integrative care, they work to utilize practical lifestyle initiatives and natural approaches to prevent chronic illness, and as such constitute a critical component of a comprehensive health care system.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are experts in natural medicine and are educated & trained as primary care physicians. NDs attend four-year, doctoral level medical degree programs that are accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CCNME), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Medical schools offering accredited ND programs are members of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC).
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) advocates for regulation of naturopathic doctors (NDs) in all 50 states. Licensure provides transparency, protects public health, and provides greater health care options for patients. Further, it enables consumers and medical professionals to distinguish between qualified naturopathic doctors and lay providers.
The Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PANP) was founded the early 1980’s. Michael Reece, ND, a recent Bastyr University graduate, assumed a leadership role in 1983. The PANP incorporated in 1999 as a 501(c)(6) with the US government and as a non-profit organization with Pennsylvania State. To read more click here.
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