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Naturopathic Medicine Week–Celebrating a Profession with Real Healthcare Solutions.



If you haven’t heard, this week (October 7th-13th) has been declared “Naturopathic Medicine Week” by the U.S. Senate. This resolution was passed unanimously on September 10th, which begs the question–how come Naturopaths can’t Lobby to get the budget passed unanimously?! Seriously, for the size of our profession, having a federally recognized week is a huge step forward in bringing our message and medicine to the people who need it. Sadly, most Americans who could benefit from Naturopathic medical care have not even heard of Naturopathic Medicine, let alone have access to a Naturopathic Doctor.

Currently, there are 17 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have laws regulating or licensing Naturopathic Doctors. A Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Physician, or Naturopathic Medical Doctor is a professional who has graduated from a four-year accredited residential Naturopathic Medicine Program and passed a rigorous postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license. You may think that the lack of universal awareness is because our profession is young, but the fact is that Naturopathic Medicine has been a recognized profession for over 100 years.  In the early 20th Century, there were over 20 Naturopathic Medical Colleges and over 10,000 practicing Naturopaths in the U.S. The profession was also licensed or regulated in a majority of the states. In the mid twentieth century, the tides changed as mainstream healthcare shifted towards technology and pharmaceuticals. While our profession recognizes and appreciates the miracles of modern medicine, we believe that there are many conditions that can be treated with basic health fundamentals such as hygiene, nutrition, and therapies that support the body’s innate ability to heal.

Today, our profession has transformed from the “drugless healer” to a modern melding of nature and science. Many Naturopaths practicing today integrate conventional diagnostic and therapeutic approaches with the traditional modalities that have been practiced by Naturopaths for over a century. As the public recognizes the failures of our current healthcare system to combat costly problems like chronic disease, many are seeking an approach offered by Naturopathic Doctors but simply don’t know where to look. To help solve that problem, here is a list of resources ranging from accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools to state and national professional associations. Please use and share these resources with anyone you know who could benefit from Naturopathic Medicine:

Naturopathic Medical Schools:

Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, Washington 98028-4966
Phone: (425) 823-1300, Fax: (425) 823-6222

Bastry University – California Campus
4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard
San Diego, California 92121-1407
Phone: (858) 246-9700, Fax: (858) 246-9710

National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter St., Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 552-1555

National University of Health Sciences
200 East Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 629-2000, Fax: (630) 889-6499

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85282
Phone: (480) 858-9100, Fax (480) 858.9116

University of Bridgeport – College of Naturopathic Medicine
Health Science Center, 60 Lafayette Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Phone: (800) EXCEL UB (392-3582) ext. 4108

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 1E2
Phone: (416) 498-1255, Toll Free: 1-866-241-2266

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Boucher Centre, 300-435 Columbia Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 5N8
Phone: 604-777-9981, Fax: 604-777-9982


National Association:

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
818 18th Street, NW, Suite 250
Washington, D.C. 20006
202.237.8150 phone
866.538.2267 toll-free
202.237.8152 fax


State Affiliates:

Alabama Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Deborah Carter, ND
The Shoals Natural Health Care Center
503 State Street, Ste: 3
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Phone: (256) 386-9804
Vice President/Treasurer: Linda Jarvis, NMD
Phone: (256) 837-3448

Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians 
President: Jana Nalbandian, ND
209 W Cedar Ave.
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: 907-745-3999
Fax: 907-745-3916

Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association
President: Amy Terlisner, ND
Vice President: Toni Vaughn, ND
Executive Director: Cathy Stuart
14175 W Indian School Rd
Suite B4-412
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 480-921-3088
Fax: 888-430-7530

Arkansas Naturopathic Physician’s Association, Inc.
President: Ann Arouh, ND
2800 S University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-664-4886

California Naturopathic Doctors Association
President: Angela Agrios, ND
Operations Director: Larry Cook
5601 West Slauson Ave, Ste. 275
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: 310-670-8100
Fax: 815-550-2411

Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Denise Clark, ND
Vice President: Christopher Lepisto, ND
Treasurer: Tucker Meager, ND
Secretary: Lorraine Caron, ND
3113 South Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 303-507-0179

Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association
President: Liz Herman, ND
c/o Dr. Michael Gazsi (Treasurer)
34 Rolfs Drive
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-797-8412
Fax: 203-797-0753

District of Columbia Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Rhodo Nguyen, ND
Aloe Wellness
5840 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 2
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-966-ALOE (2563)
Fax: 888-836-6323

Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association, Inc.
President: Adam Tice, ND
Vice President: Judith Thompson, ND
Treasurer: Elizabeth Camp, ND
Secretary: Katie Swedrock, ND
P.O. Box 25146
Sarasota, FL 34277
Phone: (321) 914-3900

Georgia Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Winston Cardwell, ND, LAc
PO Box 8480
Atlanta, GA 31106
Phone: 770-594-1233
Fax: 770-594-0037

Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Shanon Sidell, ND
PO Box 941
Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: 808-874-5660

Idaho Chapter of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Brandi Solace, ND
1504 S Longmont Ave.,
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-407-7455
Fax: 208-246-4995

Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Eliot Edwards, ND
Vice President: Kelly Simms, ND
Secretary: Kristina Connor, ND
Tresurer: Jennifer Green, ND
Phone: (630) 889-6446

Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Amy Clewell, ND
PO Box 1218
Goshen, IN 46526
Phone: 206-412-4884

Iowa Naturopathic Physicians Association
President: Casey Green, ND
Vice President: Michelle Clark, ND
PO Box 954
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 480-710-1238

Kansas Association Naturopathic Physicians
President: Mehdi Khosh, ND
4824 Quail Crest Place
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: 785-749-2255

Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors
President: Sara Kotzur, ND
Vice President: Sasha Rose, ND
Secretary: Morgan Titus-Rau
36 Maple Street, Unit 3
Vassalboro, ME
Phone: 207-469-5534

Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Emily Telfair, ND
Vice President: Carrie Runde, ND
207 Ridgely Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 443-226-7665

Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors
President: Amy Rothenberg, ND

Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Nathan Olsen, ND
Michigan ANP
PO Box 1656
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone: 313-389-MANP (6267)

Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Dionne Reinhardt, ND
942 Juno Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-340-7172
Vice President: Nate Champion, ND
Treasurer: Andrew Litchy, ND

Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Sarah Lane, ND
Vice President: Amy Haynes Leonard, ND
Executive Director: Gail A. Brockbank
PO Box 217
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-442-4141

Nebraska Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Rachelle S. Bradley, ND
7701 Pacific St., Suite 207
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: 402-391-6714

New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors
President: Tina Beaudoin , ND
P.O. Box 10092
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-769-0830

New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Irene Catania, ND, LAc
119 First Street
Suite 8
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
Phone: 201-444-4900

New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Catherine Stauber, ND, DHANP
P.O. Box 31552
Santa Fe, NM 87594
Phone: (505) 454-9525
Treasurer: Deborah Keller, ND, LM, CPM
Phone: (505) 670-9042

New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Rick Brinkman, ND
317 Thompson Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 646-926-7022

North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Glen Ingram, ND
301 W Weaver St
Carroboro, NC 28768
Contact: Susan Delaney
Phone:919-932-6262 x215

North Dakota Association of Naturopathic Doctors
President: Faye Johnson, ND
Treasurer: Lezlie Link, ND
Secretary: Beth Allen, ND
705 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501

Ohio Chapter of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Ted Suzelis, ND
Vice President: Lisa Gallagher, ND
Treasurer: Nick Parasson, ND
Secretary: Maleigha White, ND
38 W. Broad St.
Newton Falls, OH 44444
Phone: 330-872-1577

Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Aliza Cicerone, ND

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Sheryl Estlund, ND
Executive Director: Laura Culberson Farr
PO Box 5876
Portland, OR 97228
Phone: 503-262-8586
Toll free: 877-321-6267

Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Michelle Niesley, ND, MS, FABNO
PO Box 5615
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Treasurer: Jaie Bosse, ND

Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Keri Layton, ND

South Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Stockton Jacobs, ND
7 Logan Street, Unite E
Charleston, SC 29401

South Dakota Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Adam Graves, ND, LAc
719 South Broadway
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: (605) 878-0809

Tennessee Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Christina Woolard, ND
136 14th Avenue S.
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 970-7693

Texas Association of Naturopathic Physicians 
President: Julia Strickler, ND
PO Box 302523
Austin Texas 78704
Phone: 512-348-8963

Utah Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Matthew Burnett, ND
Utah Natural Medicine
242 South 400 East Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 363-8824

Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Erica Koch, ND, Med, FABNO
Vice President: Gabriel Archdeacon, ND
43 South Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060
Phone: 802-728-9600

Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Craig T. Fasullo, ND
P.O. Box 5761
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: 804-277-9751

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Mona Fahoum, ND
Executive Director: Robert May, ND
9500 Roosevelt Way, NE, Suite 306
Seattle, Washington 98115
Phone: 206-547-2130 / 877-788-8882
Fax: 206-547-2549

Wisconsin Naturopathic Physicians Association
President: Allison Becker, ND, LAc
Vice President: Dr. Ruddy
PO Box 2623
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 800-980-9672

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Efrain Rodriguez Malave, ND
PO Box 193659
Hato Rey, PR 00919-3659
Phone: (787) 751-4682


Professional Affiliates

American Association of Naturopathic Midwives
President: Sara Ohgushi, ND
PO Box 672
Meredith, NH 03253
Phone: (707) 780-6033

Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Ian R. Luepker, ND, DHANP
Office Manager: Autumn Schaefer, PCH
1607 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-8402422
Fax: 815-301-6595

Institute of Naturopathic Generative Medicine
President: Peter D’Adamo, ND, MIFHI
Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine
University of Bridgeport
115 Broad Street
Bridgeport CT 06604 USA

Naturopathic Association of Environmental Medicine
President: Walter Crinnion, ND
Secretary: Jessica Tran, ND
2140 E Broadway Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282

Naturopathic Medical Students Association
President: Eric Jorgenson, NCNM
2828 Naito Parkway, Suite 401
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-334-4153

Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association
President: Christine Girard, ND
PO Box 41495
Mesa, AZ 85274-1495
Phone: 574-535-2961

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Jacob Schor, N.D., FABNO
Contact: Corey Murphy, Executive Director
P.O. Box 12121
Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (800) 490-8509

Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
President: Matthew Baral, ND
Vice President: Jared Skowron, ND
Executive Director: Corey Murphy
P.O. Box 12121
Portland, OR 97212


About the Author: Dr. Bowker is a Naturopathic Physician and owner of Snohomish Valley Holistic Medicine. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Bowker has served as a Board member for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has also been a guest speaker for community organizations and instructor of several community health classes. For more information, please visit her primary website:



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