Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. May use physiological, psychological or mechanical methods. May also use natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies.
Other Job Titles Naturopathic Physicians May Have
Doctor (Dr), Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Endocrinologist, Naturopathic Medicine Doctor, Naturopathic Oncologist, Naturopathic Oncology Provider, Physician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Document patients' histories, including identifying data, chief complaints, illnesses, previous medical or family histories, or psychosocial characteristics.
Educate patients about health care management.
Advise patients about therapeutic exercise and nutritional medicine regimens.
Conduct physical examinations and physiological function tests for diagnostic purposes.
Administer, dispense, or prescribe natural medicines, such as food or botanical extracts, herbs, dietary supplements, vitamins, nutraceuticals, and amino acids.
Level of Education Attained by Naturopathic Physicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Doctoral Degree (86%)
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