Frequently asked questions
Do you take insurance?
At North Florida Naturopathic we do not take insurance, though we can provide information for you to request a refund from your insurance provider. Payment is still expected at time of treatment.
Do you prescribe medications?
No, we do not prescribe pharmaceuticals. We do prescribe herbal medicine, homeopathics, vitamins and minerals when indicated.
Can you order blood tests?
Yes. We choose to run functional lab tests to complement what other standard labs may be performed by your primary care doctor. We may perform food sensitivity, micronutrient & salivary hormone testing. We also can assess iodine status via a 24 hour urinary excretion test.
Where are Naturopathic Doctors currently licensed and trained? ×
Naturopathic doctors are currently licensed in 23 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and 5 Canadian Provinces. In these states and provinces, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from a four-year naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license. There are five accredited naturopathic medical schools in the U.S., and two in Canada, with the number of graduates growing annually.
Why is the licensure of Naturopathic Doctors in Florida important?
Licensure of naturopathic doctors in Florida would provide you with additional options to choose from for your health care provider. Licensure also ensures public safety as there are various online programs and uncertified individuals, who may claim the title of 'Naturopath' or ‘Naturopathic’, but have not graduated from an accredited medical school. If you want to help license naturopathic doctors, please visit www.fnpa.org and become a supporting member.
Can you be my primary care doctor?
No, we are unable to be your sole primary care provider at this time. As mentioned in the previous question, Florida is not yet a licensed state for naturopathic doctors.
What is the difference between a naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Physician and NMD?
The term naturopath is unregulated and may be used by anyone promoting natural therapies with or without clinical education.
A Naturopathic Doctor is an individual who has successfully graduated from one of the 6 accredited medical programs in North America and is eligible to sit for Naturopathic medical boards (NPLEX).
A Naturopathic Physician is a Naturopathic Doctor who holds a license to practice medicine in one of the 23 licensed states.
A Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Arizona. NMD is a unique identifier for NDs used in Arizona.