Frequently Asked Questions
Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine where doctors strive to find and understand the underlying cause of a symptom(s) and assess the body as a whole. Once underlying imbalances are identified and rebalanced the body’s innate ability to heal will prevail and a patient will again find wellness.
Naturopathic Medicine is based on six principles:
Naturopathic consultants receive a four or five-year, graduate level medical degree. The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (ND) is awarded after classroom, clinical and practical study. NDs receive training in the following medical sciences:
Throughout the four years, over 700 additional hours are spent learning unique naturopathic therapeutics including clinical nutrition, dietary supplementation, botanical remedies, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy and natural childbirth.
No, we are not MDs. We are naturopathic doctors (ND).
In Pennsylvania we work as a consultant to address your health concerns with a comprehensive and holistic approach. We use preventive and natural medicine to address the roots of your health challenges and help you achieve your goals. We can confer with your primary care doctor and local team of healthcare professionals if required.
Accredited Naturopaths currently have a bill before the State of PA legislature to license Naturopathic Doctors who graduated from accredited four (4) year Naturopathic medical schools.
No. Even though we are trained in pharmacology, we are not licensed in PA to prescribe medications. We focus on natural, non-toxic, non-invasive methods to address your health concerns.
No. Currently the state of PA does not yet recognize Naturopathic doctors as physicians. Pennsylvania naturopaths are currently working on getting licensure passed for Naturopathic Medicine in PA. Once licensure is passed, insurance billing can be pursued.
We provide every patient with an itemized receipt after each consultation. We encourage you to submit it to your insurance for reimbursement anyway (some patients do receive coverage), and of course, contact your local representative.
3601 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill PA 17011 (see map).
The frequency and number of office visits are based on your health concerns and goals. We will make those decisions together.
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