Naturopathic Doctors are licensed primary care providers in Maine. In this capacity, a ND may be your only doctor if you choose, or can act as a specialist who works with you on specific aspects of your health care.
NDs are trained to practice natural medicine using nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, counseling techniques, and some study acupuncture and Chinese medicine as well. For this reason, some doctors have chosen to use many of these modalities in their practices, while some have specialized in a few.
While each doctor practices differently, a typical visit with a Naturopathic Doctor usually includes a thorough medical history and physical exam in addition to lab testing and diagnostic imaging if necessary. Naturopathic Doctors are also able to prescribe some pharmaceutical medications but usually do so as a last resort.
Please contact a Naturopathic doctor in your area for further information about their practice. We look forward to being of service to you!