Naturopathic physicians (ND) are uniquely situated to address areas of unmet health care need as primary care providers (PCPs). In several states, NDs have a broad scope of practice and are licensed as independent practitioners regardless of residency training. This study assesses the feasibility of developing residencies for licensed NDs in rural federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) of Oregon and Washington.
Garofalo L, Bell T, Poling G, Patterson DG. Assessing the feasibility of rural residency training for licensed naturopathic physicians in the Northwest: a qualitative study. Integr Med Rep. 2023 Jun 1;2(1):43-50. doi: 10.1089/imr.2022.0089. Epub 2023 Jun 23.