What is a State Licensed ND?
State Licensed Naturopathic physicians (NDs) are trained in both high intervention medicine; pharmaceuticals and minor surgery as well as less invasive medicine; diet, herbs, supplements, and musculoskeletal manipulation. State Lic. NDs are also trained in how these medicines interact.
In order to be licensed by a State Board of Health, Lic. NDs must graduate from accredited in-resident post-graduate medical programs. They must sit for rigorous board exams and apply for licensure. Once they receive licensure, they must continue each year in good standing and pass continuing education requirements.
NDs, by their own standards, must use the least invasive and least toxic medicines when deemed fit prior to more invasive and toxic treatments.
Dr. Strickland holds a license as a Naturopathic Primary Care Physician by the WA State Dept of Health, and has a focus on Neurology and Mental Health. She is a member of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a member of the certification board. If you are in a state that does not license fully trained naturopathic physicians, you will need to seek another physician for primary or specialty care. Strickland Naturopathic provides life and health coaching as well as naturopathic education in states which do not provide licensure to fully trained NDs.*