FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Not sure if this is right for you? Get the answer to the most frequently asked questions about naturopathic medicine
WHAT IS A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR
Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.
By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.
It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.
Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed healthcare practitioners. Visit the resources links on the About Us page to learn more about naturopathic education.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN NDs TREAT?
NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family healthcare. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery.
CAN NDs PRESCRIBE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?
NDs are trained to use prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.
State laws vary with regards to NDs prescribing prescription drugs.
In Oklahoma NDs are not allowed to prescribe prescription drugs.
DOES BLUE MOUNTAIN HEALTH TAKE INSURANCE?
No. In the state of Oklahoma naturopathic doctors are not licensed healthcare providers and so are not covered by insurance providers. Blue Mountain Health currently accepts cash, check, or credit cards for payment.
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