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Amy Fasig, Naturopathic Physician

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

As physicians, licensed Naturopathic Physicians are trained at accredited, four to five-year, post-graduate, medical institutions. The education is composed of both academic and clinical training. The first two years feature a comprehensive study of the Western medical sciences, including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, and laboratory diagnosis.

The second half of training focuses on the clinical aspects of medicine: endocrinology, gynecology, pharmacology, cardiology, gastroenterology, dermatology, etc. During this stage, students complete extensive outpatient rotations in naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, counseling, and physical medicine. All training is conducted under the supervision of experienced physicians (N.D.s and M.D.s) and involves complete patient evaluations, laboratory testing, monitoring, and treatment.