CT Integrative Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is unique in that is combines the wisdom of nature with the advances of modern science. Because so, it is a distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of proactive prevention and holistic natural therapeutics. Naturopathic doctors are trained to as primary care general practitioners and can treat all medical conditions. ND's are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions.
What is the Education of an ND?
Naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four-year, graduate-level, residential naturopathic medical programs. ND's are educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, but in addition to a rigorous standard medical curriculum, naturopathic physicians also study clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, vitamin /mineral supplementation, genetics, psychology, physical medicine and counseling. Naturopathic physicians must take professional board exams so that they may be licensed to work as a primary care general practice physician in a state.
What is a first visit like?
Your first visit with a Naturopathic doctor at Connecticut Integrative Medicine starts before you enter our clinic. Before your come for your initial visit we will have you fill out an extensive intake so that we can get to know you and begin working with you. Being able to review your intake beforhand allows us to narrow in on the questions that need to be asked and fill in the gaps of your medical history. This allows us to best utilize your time in the office.
Expect the first visit to take an one and a half hours. It will also include a physical exam and diagnostic tests. In house treatments may be done in office as well depending on the complaint. We will take our time with you so that we can find the cause of your disease and make informed medical decisions.