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Naturopathic Medicine is a system of health care that utilizes education, natural medicines, and natural therapies to support and stimulate a patient's intrinsic self-healing processes and prevents, diagnoses, and treats human health conditions, injuries, and pain.

There are 5 accredited schools of naturopathic medicine in the US and 2 in Canada. Naturopathic physicians were recognized as primary care providers (PCP) in 2009. There are 355 NDs licensed in VT, and 88 NDs with a VT address. 81% participate in Medicaid.

OBJECTIVE: To explore the role of naturopathic physicians in Vermont's healthcare system


Cote, Liz

UVM Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program

MacLean, Charles

UVM Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program


UVM AHEC Program


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Naturopathic Medicine in Vermont's Healthcare System: A Thematic Analysis