As more of us are struggling to find natural approaches to acute and chronic conditions, we long
for an expert to guide us through the maze of possibilities. Conventional doctors are just not trained to
provide this kind of care and usually have very little
understanding about the research for and practice
of natural medicine. What you might not know is that
there are health care providers that excel at exactly
this approach – Naturopathic Doctors.
HOW ARE NDS TRAINED?
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) attend four-year,
graduate-level naturopathic medical schools and are
educated in all of the same basic sciences as MDs
They also study holistic and nontoxic approaches
to treatment with a strong emphasis on preventing disease and optimizing wellness. In addition to
the standard medical curriculum, NDs also study
clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical
medicine, psychology, and counseling. They take rigorous professional board exams so that they may be
licensed as primary care general practice doctors.
HOW DO NDS TREAT PATIENTS?
NDs combine the rigors of modern science with the
wisdom of nature. Steeped in traditional healing
methods, principles, and practices, naturopathic
doctors focus on holistic, proactive prevention and
comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using
protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic doctors help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to
restore and maintain optimal health.
NDs can diagnose, treat, and manage patients with
a wide range of conditions. Among the most common ailments they treat are: anxiety, chronic pain,
digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, diabetes,
The Health Care Provider You
Never Knew You Needed
First, Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural,
least invasive and least
Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients in the
steps to achieving and
View the body as an
integrated whole in all
its physical and spiritual
Focus on overall health,
wellness and disease
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We accept medical insurance and welcome Medicare patients
high cholesterol, high blood pressure, respiratory
conditions, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal
fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
syndrome. NDs understand how to use prescription
drugs when they are necessary and are committed
to collaborating with MDs and all other health care
ARE NDS LICENSED PROVIDERS?
Yes, NDs are currently licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as 18 other
states and US territories.
DOES INSURANCE COVER
While most insurance companies do not yet cover this
care, thousands of patients around the country are
finding that the relatively low out of pocket costs are
well worth the investment in their long term well-being. Patients of NDs use less medication, have fewer
high tech interventions, and understand how to take
care of themselves and their families naturally. Very
simply, they spend more time living a full and active
life and less time seeing doctors of all kinds.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND TEAM-BASED
CARE WITH AN ND?
CHI Health Care (formerly Casey Health Institute) in
Montgomery County, MD, has developed and honed
this team-based model to a point where more than
95% of our patients say they would refer their friends
and family. The powerful combination of naturopathic
doctors, family medicine physicians, health coaches,
and integrative health practitioners of all types work
collaboratively to offer patients a wide range of
treatment options, consistent support, and seamless
coordiation of care.
• Naturopathic doctors
• Clinical psychologists
• Family medicine physicians
• Health coaches
• Massage therapists
• Yoga therapists
• Energy medicine practitioners
Experience a new model of collaborative health care
that can include: