About Naturopathic Doctors (NDs):

  • Naturopathic Doctors are general practitioners of natural medicine. They are trained to treat ailments using clinical nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, physical medicine, lifestyle counselling and homeopathy.

  • Naturopathic Doctors are the only regulated health professionals in the field of natural medicine in Ontario.

  • Naturopathic Doctors obtain comprehensive and rigorous training in an educational structure similar to that of medical doctors. They require three years of pre-med postsecondary education, plus four years of fulltime study at an approved college of naturopathic medicine. The four year program incorporates over 4,500 hours of classroom training in basic medical science courses, clinical sciences and naturopathic therapies, as well as 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates from an accredited naturopathic college receive the designation Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND).

  • Naturopathic Doctors must successfully complete the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) in order to qualify for licensing in Ontario. NPLEX is the standard examination used by all regulated provinces and states across North America. NDs are also required to earn continuing education credits on an ongoing basis to maintain their registration and good standing with the regulatory body.

  • Naturopathic Doctors work in partnership with other regulated healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible.

 

*As a regulated Naturopathic Doctor, most extended health benefit plans provide coverage for healthcare services*