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Careers in Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine

Collaborate with doctors of all types and create a patient-focused career.

Do you have a fervent desire to change the face of healthcare? Do you want to bring natural and holistic therapies to conventional (allopathic) medical settings? Many conventional medical practices include naturopathic doctors for collaboration in patient-centered care and revolutionary research. We are now seeing how well naturopathic medicine fits into conventional healthcare settings, such as hospital-based environments around the country, even in states that don’t license NDs.

Naturopaths continue to educate allopathic medical providers on the benefits of naturopathic medicine, and the results are proving to be profound. Patients are receiving safer, more holistic treatments, while doctors are able to team up to ensure natural supplements are working properly with other medications. Plus, patients who hadn’t heard of naturopathic medicine previously are now seeing the incredible results that changes in diet and lifestyle, paired with natural treatment options, can bring about.

Modeling best industry practices, SCNM has created an integrative pain relief center—the first of its kind for any ND school. Working jointly with conventional healthcare providers and incorporating naturopathic medicine will help you use your education to truly change medicine from within. This also allows you to make a difference in the rapidly growing field of integrative healthcare, as more people seek holistic therapies in conjunction with conventional treatment. We have alumni working in several integrative settings, including Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Yale School of Medicine, Mayo Clinics and many urgent care facilities.

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    Dr. John Oertle

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    Dr. John A. Robinson

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