What kind of education does a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) require?
A Naturopathic Doctor is required to have an undergraduate degree that includes the prerequisites of university level anatomy, biochemistry and chemistry providing the fundamental sciences for medicine. Once accepted into one of North America’s accredited naturopathic medical schools, the candidate then completes a four year program in medical sciences as well as the Naturopathic modalities. During this program, in the candidates’ third and fourth year, the candidate must fulfill the stringent requirements of an internship in the student clinic and as well as under licensed ND’s supervision in their practices. The candidate must see and treat certain number of conditions to fulfill the requirement alongside the hour requirements. To become licensed, the candidate must pass the NPLEX board exams (Naturopathic Physician Licensing exams) as well as separate examinations for the traditional modalities such as spinal adjustments, homeopathy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, clinical nutrition and counselling. Continuing education is mandatory to maintain licensure. Any additional certifications that our Doctors currently hold, such as Intravenous Therapeutics, Neural Injection Therapy, Pharmaceutical Prescribing (cand) and Advanced Cardiac Life Savings, have been privately pursued to provide their patients with the highest level of care, outside of the core requirements.
What is the difference between Naturopathic Medicine and Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is one form of medicine that Naturopathic Doctors may choose to use when indicated. Homeopathic medicine is a medicine founded in Germany in the 1700′s that is based on using minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body’s healing abilities. Naturopathic Doctors are not Homeopaths and vice versa.
Can my Naturopathic Doctor interact with my other health care professionals?
As it is our Doctors primary goal to provide family focused primary care, our Doctors are often in consultation with other doctors and healthcare providers. Our Doctors are happy to work with your MD, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and Psychotherapists; as well as any mentors, life coaches, spiritual advisors, or energetic medicine providers you may work with. Our Doctors integral medicine approach allows them to respect any treatment you may be pursuing, and work with anyone with their patient’s best interest in mind.
What kind of payment does Wildheart Therapies and Farmacy accept?
The clinic currently accepts Cash, Debit, and Credit Card payments (No American Express).