What is Naturopathic Medicine in Gilbert, AZ?
Many people in Gilbert, AZ have never heard the term Naturopathic Medicine or Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) and some that have don’t fully comprehend what it means or the depth of education and range of practice that it entails. This can be challenging when dealing with local Gilbert residents, so we must answer the most basic question to begin with; what is Naturopathic Medicine?
It is a form of healthcare that emphasizes prevention, health and wellness in combination with modern diagnosis, lab-work and imaging for the creation of individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. This encompasses a broad holistic approach to different pathologies that includes diet, exercise, supplements, nutrient IV’s, physical medicine, pharmaceuticals and minor surgery.
The Naturopathic Medical Doctor continually focuses on the underlying causes of conditions and addresses them in order to restore the patient back to optimal health instead of focusing on symptom management. This philosophy uniquely distinguishes them from the conventional model of symptom management but does not discourage conventional medical care. In fact, patients who receive both Naturopathic care and conventional care in a collaborative approach have demonstrated better clinical outcomes than either on their own.
These functional physicians are trained as Primary Care Family Medicine doctors during their 4 years of medical school. They then go into residency programs and internships as post-graduates. Some decide to specialize, while the vast majority practice as Primary Care doctors treating a broad range of medical conditions. They primarily work in private practices, group practices, corporate wellness, hospitals, education, scientific research, and for nutraceutical companies.
Benefits of Naturopathic Medicine
- Better Clinical Outcomes
- More 1 on 1 time with the Doctor
- Holistic approach to your condition
- Comprehensive medical testing
- Treat underlying causes instead of symptoms
For more information about Atlas Health Medical Group’s team of physicians, Regenerative Pain Management, Platelet Rich Plasma, our Gilbert, AZ clinic or to make an appointment, please call 480-648-1534