Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic doctors specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all acute and chronic illnesses. 

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Naturopathic medicine or naturopathy is a combination of natural traditional practices and modern medical approaches. Modern naturopathic doctors are primary care physicians and experts in holistic and integrative medicine.

Naturopathic Approach To Care:

  • Directly address the underlying cause of disease

  • Treat each person as an individual 

  • Employ the least invasive options

  • Proactively prevent illness

  • Promote wellness in body and mind

Dr. Heather Krebsbach

Naturopathy Uses Traditional Natural Remedies Including:

  • Herbs

  • Nutrition

  • Lifestyle Practices

  • Physical Medicine

  • Supplements

  • Bioidentical Hormones

  • Thyroid Medications

What To Expect
Naturopathic doctors treat many health conditions, ranging  from seasonal allergies and common colds to menopause and Irritable Bowel Disease. We carefully tailor the treatment to your body, your needs, and your lifestyle. Naturopathic medicine prides itself on this personalization of healthcare.

Principles Of Naturopathic Medicine

  • First Do No Harm

  • Identify and Treat the Causes

  • The Healing Power of Nature

  • Doctor as Teacher

  • Treat the Whole Person

  • Prevention

Scope Of Practice
The scope of practice of naturopathic doctors (NDs) varies by jurisdiction. Currently, seventeen states, Puerto Rico, and five Canadian provinces license naturopathic physicians. Several of these jurisdictions, Oregon included regard NDs as primary care physicians and provided them with the scope of diagnostic and therapeutic privileges necessary to be the doctor first seen by the patient for various health conditions. In those jurisdictions in which NDs are not licensed, the scope of practice excludes the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

In the United States, to become a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND or NMD), one needs to complete a four-year accredited program and pass the certifying board exams. There are five accredited naturopathic schools in the United States. You can read more about the governing institution and its accredited programs here.


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Ankeny Clinic: 503-284-6996
Halsey Clinic: 971-279-2294

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