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Trained in all of the essentials of medicine, a Naturopathic Doctor is the original and most effective Integrative Medicine Doctor. Many MD’s and DO’s practice some aspect of alternative medicine whether it is functional medicine, vitamins, nutrition, acupuncture, or herbs. Today, a ND and an Integrative DO or MD can be practicing using exactly the same tools. What is different is the underlying philosophy that drives the application of the medicine.
At the core of the Naturopathic Doctor’s education is the underlying philosophy that the body has an inherent ability to heal, and that the patient has an inner wisdom about their own health. This is combined with an extensive and thorough education in all of the so-called alternative medicines: acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, counseling, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and physical medicine. We are equally trained in assessment, diagnosis, physical exam, pharmacology, and all of the other “-ologies” like pathology and physiology. This 4-year education with clinical residency gives us the “Doctor” title AND leads us to a truly patient-centered model of care.
Dr. Wright utilizes her extensive education and continuing education to create a comprehensive overview of your health that is inclusive of the underlying belief that your body is able to heal. It is essential in these modern times that each patient has a health care team. Having Dr. Wright on your team ensures that you receive the best and most current understanding of what Integrative or Naturopathic Medicine has to offer for your health care needs.