Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are family practice-oriented primary health care doctors. Naturopathic training consists of a four to five-year, graduate level, accredited naturopathic medical school program. After graduation, NDs must pass national board examination to become licensed and must complete required yearly continuing medical education (CME) to maintain that designation. Naturopathic Doctors in the state of Washington can practice as Primary Care Providers, diagnose and treat, order and interpret labs and imaging, refer to specialists, and when necessary prescribe pharmaceuticals.
Naturopathy stands distinct from conventional medicine in the philosophy upon which it is based:
There are a variety of treatment modalities employed by Stellar You Doctors to support your body on it’s journey back to health. During the course of your care, your doctor may employ one or all of these methods in an attempt to support your body’s innate healing and detoxification mechanisms: