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About

  • Philosophy

    Naturopathic medicine aims to find and treat the root causes of illness and disease while employing a multifactorial approach to wellness using a philosophy based upon the six following principles.

    1. First Do No Harm
    2. Identify and Treat the Causes
    3. Treat the Whole Person
    4. Prevention
    5. The Healing Power of Nature
    6. Doctor as Teacher

  • Naturopathic Doctors

    Naturopathic doctors (ND’s) are trained as primary care providers at one of seven 4 year graduate level naturopathic medical schools in North America.  These seven schools are accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), the only national agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.  This assures that graduates are able to sit for the national board licensing exams and thus become eligible for state licensure.

    ND’s receive 2 years of didactic work in basic sciences such as gross anatomy, biochemistry, and pathology.  In addition to these courses, they also receive additional extensive coursework in botanical medicine, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, and physical medicine.  The last two years of school include clinical rotations in an ambulatory setting to assure that students are trained to recognize, test for, refer out, and/or treat conditions according to the standard of care in the United States while simultaneously incorporating the naturopathic principles through natural ways of healing.

  • Licensing

    There are 17 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. Territories that currently license naturopathic physicians and require the previous to be recognized as a licensed entity.  Each of these states defines the scope of practice and annual continuing medical education credits required to maintain licensure.

    Oklahoma is not one of seventeen states that is licensed.  Therefore, Dr. Kidd is not allowed to function as your primary care physician or accept insurance and health savings accounts.  She cannot prescribe pharmaceutical drugs and/or make changes to these and is also not allowed to make a diagnosis regarding your health.  However, she strongly believes in an integrative approach to healthcare and is open to collaboration with your healthcare provider if he/she is willing.