Naturopathic doctors often study pre-medical programs during their undergraduate studies, and then go on to graduate from federally recognized and regionally accredited doctoral programs of naturopathic medicine. Graduates are eligible to take national or provincial licensing examinations to begin practicing. Currently, 22 states, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., the US Virgin Islands, and five Canadian provinces license or regulate NDs, and in some of these areas, NDs function as primary care providers.
OncANP is a professional organization with a membership of licensed Naturopathic Doctors. Advanced training of Naturopathic Doctors in oncology requires an ND to become board-certified, and awarded the status of Fellow by the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). There are only about 130 Naturopathic Doctors nationwide with the FABNO status. These fellows meet the highest standard of the profession.
For board certification, fellows must complete two years at a Council on Naturopathic Medical Education-accredited residence focused on naturopathic oncology, and pass a board certification exam that requires competence in both naturopathic and conventional oncology.
The doctors at Pacific Integrative Oncology have extensive experience both as practitioners/cancer clinicians (Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine, Pulling Down the Moon Holistic Health) and have also directed research, published studies, spoken at conferences, and presided over state professional associations of Naturopathic Physicians.
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