A naturopathic physician's scope of practice can include a wide variety of modalities, offering a range of diagnostic and treatment possibilities from which both physician and patient may choose:
- Acupuncture and Oriental medicine*
- Botanical medicine
- Emergency medicine
- Laboratory diagnosis and diagnostic imaging
- Minor surgery
- Physical and clinical diagnosis
- Physical medicine
* Included in scope of practice in some states and provinces.
CAREERS IN NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Discover a Career in Naturopathic Medicine
Become the doctor you'd like to have.
If you believe in treating the whole patient rather than just a condition, then consider a truly rewarding career in naturopathic medicine. As more and more individuals seek treatments that supplement or prevent the need for conventional medicine, the career opportunities in naturopathy are endless.
Doctors of naturopathic medicine (NDs) are trained as primary care providers. They learn to treat all aspects of family health and wellness, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Their scope of practice may include everything from nutrition and botanical medicine to clinical diagnosis and pharmacology.
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Naturopathic medicine is a wonderful profession if you want to make a difference. You can make a connection with a wider community, working toward the health of the community, the environment, the planet, and be a catalyst for changing the way health care is done in the world. Naturopathic medicine has exciting opportunities on a global scale.
-Jane Guiltinan, ND
Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University
Advisory Council Member, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)
Past president, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)