February 21, 2018

Naturopathic Medicine is Growing in U.S. Medical Centers of Excellence

Leading Health Systems, Hospitals, and Cancer Treatment Centers Are Adding Licensed Naturopathic Doctors to Their Staff

For Immediate Release
February 21, 2018

Leading Health Systems, Hospitals, and Cancer Treatment Centers Are Adding Licensed Naturopathic Doctors to Their Staff

Washington, DC – More Americans are seeking complementary and natural health care providers, as they focus on wellness, prevention, and whole-person care. Increasingly, consumers can find licensed naturopathic doctors as members of the professional clinical teams at medical centers of excellence around the United States. Twenty-eight prominent health systems, hospitals, and cancer treatment centers now have one or more licensed naturopathic doctors on staff at their facilities. Today there are approximately 6,000 licensed naturopathic doctors practicing in the U.S. Twenty-three U.S. states and territories currently license naturopathic doctors.

Trained to treat the whole person, naturopathic doctors diagnose, prevent and treat acute and chronic illness. Naturopathic doctors complete a rigorous, science-based, four-year, post-graduate education in an accredited naturopathic medical college, recognized by the United States Department of Education. Working as both primary care providers and members of collaborative integrative healthcare teams, naturopathic doctors address underlying causes of illness. Because of their rigorous training in clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine and more, they are experts at engaging and empowering patients to make lifestyle changes, proven to improve health outcomes.

“Naturopathic doctors are meeting the growing consumer demand for whole-body health care providers, and they are delivering better health outcomes at lower costs,” said Michelle Simon, PhD, ND and Chair of the INM Board of Directors. “In addition to their ability to fill the growing shortage of primary care providers, NDs are sought out for complementary specialty care in oncology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, cardiology and other core fields.”

Spanning academic, University-affiliated hospitals, integrative medical centers, large health systems, and specialty treatment centers, here are 28 medical centers of excellence with naturopathic doctors on staff:

Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine

Amen Clinics Northwest

Beaumont Health System

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles

Columbia University, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

George Washington Center For Integrative Medicine

Goshen Center for Cancer Care

Hartford Hospital


Integrative Medical Group of Irvine

Lake Health Integrative Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Northwestern Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

One Medical Integrative Health

Oregon Health Sciences University

Providence Integrative Medicine Program

Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern

Shawnee Mission Health

Tru Health Medicine

University Hospitals, Connor Integrative Health Network

University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

University of California Irvine, Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine

University of Washington Medical Center-Roosevelt

University of Wisconsin Integrative Health Clinic

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for Integrative Medicine

About the Institute for Natural Medicine

The Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides public education about naturopathic medicine and increases consumer access to naturopathic doctors. As a close partner to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the INM strives to increase consumer and physician choice in safe, effective healthcare that improves patient outcomes and lowers costs. For more information visit www.naturemed.org or call 855-799-4490.

Reena Mukamal

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