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Scope of Practice

"Scope of practice" is specifically defined by legislation in the various states and provinces that license or regulate naturopathic doctors (NDs), and practice varies significantly among states, provinces, and countries. The regulation program for Colorado was inititated in 2013. 

The scope of practice of naturopathic doctors varies by jurisdiction. Currently, nineteen states, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Washington D.C., and five Canadian provinces license/register naturopathic doctors. Several of these jurisdictions regard NDs as primary care physicians and provide them with the scope of diagnostic and therapeutic privileges necessary to be the doctor first seen by the patient for general health care, for advice on keeping healthy, and for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions.  In the state of Colorado, Naturopathic doctors are registered, but not considered primary care providers.

The ND is defined by the U.S. Department of Labor as one who "diagnoses, treats, and cares for patients, using a system of practice that bases its treatment of all physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the body, utilizes physiological, psychological and mechanical methods, such as air, water, heat, earth, phytotherapy (treatment by use of plants), electrotherapy, physiotherapy, minor surgery, mechanotherapy, naturopathic corrections and manipulation, and all natural methods or modalities, together with natural medicines, natural processed foods, herbs, and natural remedies. Excludes major surgery, therapeutic use of x-ray and radium, and prescribing of drugs, except those assimilable substances containing elements or compounds which are compounds of body tissues and are physiologically compatible to body processes for maintenance of life."

The therapeutic modalities used by the doctors at Sage Holistic Health are consistent with our scope of practice in Colorado.

Testimonials

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  • Dr. Plummer's counseling on diet and stress, combined with her homeopathic know-how not only got me off anti-depressants peacefully and my son off Zantac (he had long-term reflux issues), but drastically improved our overall health, positively impacting our quality of life and allowing us to live drug FREE! Thanks so much and we enthusiastically recommend Sage Holistic Health and/or naturopathy to our friends and family. ~Sarah
  • Dr. Plummer is a hero around my household. She has worked with my wife on various health issues, spotted my daughter's food allergy, and nurtured my baby's severely burned hands. She is very knowledgeable and is very calm and easy to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Naturopathic doctor. ~Andy
  • Dr. Dee's skill at acupuncture is exceptional--as is her listening. She wants the whole story before she treats you. What a treat. She has provided significant help for many of my ills, including osteoarthritis in my knees. ~M.N.
  • Thank you, thank you! I came in pretty stiff and very achy in my lower back and right leg. I'm leaving like a new woman. Wonderful! ~S.C.
  • Thank you for having Greens First available. Both my husband and I are taking it. I feel so much better and so does he. It's a blessing for us--he is recovering from radiation treatment and I am the caregiver. I feel more balanced and have more endurance. I love this product--how it's made and the quality. Thanks again. ~M.S.B
  • Thank you, Dr. Plummer, for your expertise, encouraging words, warm effect, and sense of humor! You have made a difference in my life, and I am hope-filled again. ~JB
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