- First Do No Harm "primum non nocere"
Naturopathic physicians use the least invasive treatments to minimize harmful side effects.
- The Healing Power of Nature "vis medicatrix naturae"
The human body possesses the ability to heal itself. The physician’s role is to facilitate this process.
- Discover and Treat the Cause "tolle causum"
Physicians seek and remove the underlying cause of illness rather than suppress symptoms.
- Treat the Whole Person "tolle totum"
Imbalances in mind, body, or spirit can impact health. These factors are considered while treating the whole person. Physicians provide flexible treatment programs to meet individual healthcare needs.
- The Physician as a Teacher "docere"
The physician’s role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health.
- Prevention is the best “cure”
Physicians assess patient risk factors and hereditary susceptibility, then intervene appropriately to reduce risk and prevent illness. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a lifestyle that supports good health.
What type of eductation is requried for Naturopathic medicine?
A licensed Naturopathic Physician (ND) attends a four-year graduate-level naturopathic medical school. They are educated in all of the same basic sciences as MDs, but also study holistic and non-toxic therapies with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. NDs must pass two sets of national board exams in the basic and clinical sciences. Currently, NDs are eligible for licensure in 16 states.
What are the accredited schools offer Naturopathic medicine?
- Bastyr University – Kenmore, Washington and San Diego, California
- National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) – Portland, Oregon
- Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) – Tempe, AZ
- University of Bridgeport College of Natural Medicine – Bridgeport, CT
- National University of Health Sciences – Lombard, Illinois
What states acknowledge Naturopathic medicine?
Currently, 17 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing laws for naturopathic doctors. In these states, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license.
Do you work with other doctors?
Yes. I will not take the place of your other doctors, but rather work with them to provide you with the best quality care.
Where is your office located?
My office is located in the Health Goals Chiropractic and Wellness Center in the Crispin Square Shopping Center in Marlton, NJ. The address is: 230 N. Maple Avenue Suite G2, Marlton, NJ 08053.
If I live far away, do you offer phone consultations?
While it is preferred to meet in person for the initial consultation, phone consultations are available for all appointments.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please download and fill out the New Patient Forms on my homepage in order to save you time. If you are unable to fill these out in advance, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete these forms in the office. Please bring any blood work and imaging results, as well as supplements or medications you are taking.
Do you treat acute issues?
Yes, while most people see NDs for chronic health concerns, appointments are available for acute concerns as well. Examples of acute concerns include: cold, cough, sore throat, flu.
Do you treat children?
Yes, I help people of all ages, from children to seniors. Common ailments addressed in children include: allergies, asthma, eczema, ear infections, ADD/ADHD.
Why should I choose naturopathic care?
- To see a doctor who listens and sees you as a whole person, rather than treating symptoms.
- For a comprehensive approach to your health and well-being.
- For health solutions that are natural and non-toxic.
- For professional guidance regarding diet and nutritional supplements
- For improved quality of life and optimal health.
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