FAQ’s

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is whole body medicine. Every patient is seen as an individual, with unique needs and treatment requirements. Rather than solely medicating symptoms, naturopathic medicine seeks to treat the cause of disease and discomfort in each patient. Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong.

While symptom relief is part of naturopathic treatment, it is never the only treatment. The purpose of naturopathic medicine is to take you to optimal wellness, going beyond symptom management. Your naturopathic doctor will create an individualized program just for you, addressing all aspects of your life and health.

How are practitioners trained?

Naturopathic doctors (ND) are uniquely qualified to treat the whole person. After taking the conventional premedical school courses in science, diagnostic, and clinical skills, an ND is trained as a holistic primary care physician in a four-year medical school. Training emphasizes health restoration, disease prevention, counseling, clinical nutrition and natural therapies like herbal medicine and homeopathy. For more information, go to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians website: http://www.naturopathic.org.

What insurance do you accept?

The healthcare providers at Nurture Clinic bill insurance, both in and out of network. Please call or email our office to determine your insurance benefits. See our Payment/Insurance page for more information?

Do you prescribe pharmaceutical drugs or just naturopathic medicines?

We prescribe the medications and treatments we think will best address your wellness needs. Sometimes that means prescribing pharmaceutical medications, though we prefer to use natural remedies in most cases. We believe that naturopathic remedies are gentler and more effective for addressing what ails you and that’s what we focus on. When pharmaceutical drugs are needed, we can prescribe those, too.

Will you work with other healthcare providers that I go to?

Absolutely! Achieving full body wellness is going to be a collaborative effort and there are services we don’t provide that other qualified healthcare professionals do. We have a network of trusted professionals that we work with and we’d be happy to work with yours. We also refer to specialists for specific exams and procedures that we don’t provide at Nurture Clinic.

What conditions do you treat?

No matter what the symptom or diagnosis, naturopathic medicine can assist you in obtaining optimal wellness. Symptom relief can be provided as we explore and treat the cause of your illness while encouraging lasting change in your health.

Patients with the following conditions have found relief from naturopathic medicine. This is only a partial list of conditions that can benefit from our treatments. If you have questions about your specific condition, please contact us.

    Adrenal Fatigue
    Anxiety
    Allergies
    Arthritis
    Asthma
    Autoimmune Disease
    Autism
    Cancer
    Chronic Fatigue
    Circulatory Disorders
    Colitis
    Constipation
    Crohn’s
    Depression
    Diabetes
    Eczema
    Fibromyalgia
    Frequent Infections
    Glaucoma
    Gout
    Graves Disease
    Hashimotos
    Headaches
    Heart Disease
    Hepatitis
    HIV/AIDS
    Hypertension
    Hypoglycemia
    Hypothyroidism
    BS
    Infertility
    Migraine
    MS
    Musculoskeletal Pain
    Obesity
    Osteoporosis
    Ovarian Cysts
    Parkinson’s
    PCOS
    PMS
    Prostatitis
    Psoriasis
    Seizures
    Sinusitis
    Tendonitis
    Urinary Tract Infections
    Yeast Infections / Candida
    Overgrowth

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Online forms must be filled out prior to your first appointment. A link will be emailed to you when you schedule, please phone us at 503-244-0500. We look forward to meeting you!

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