Naturopathic medical colleges are four-year postgraduate schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of conventional medical schools. The degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine requires four years of graduate level study in the medical sciences including: anatomy – cardiology – physiology – neurology – biochemistry – radiology – pathology – minor surgery microbiology – obstetrics – immunology – gynecology pharmacology – pediatrics – dermatology – lab diagnosis – clinical and physical diagnosis – and other clinical sciences.
Throughout the four years, there is training in naturopathic therapeutics, including therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy naturopathic manipulative therapy, and other therapies. Because the course work in natural therapeutics is added to a standard medical curriculum, naturopathic doctors receive significantly more hours of classroom education than the graduates of many leading medical schools, including Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Mayo medical schools. cirriculum_comparison (1)
Clinical training takes place in school clinics, urban and suburban clinics, and is supplemented with preceptorships with various ND and MD practitioners.
Dr. Kevin Passero – Center Director
Dr. Passero is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and graduated from one of only eight accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools in North America. His mission is to bring cutting edge natural and holistic therapies to the Washington DC metro area and to educate people on the value of naturopathic medicine across the country. His practice focuses on an individualized approach to medicine. His goal is to help people uncover the answers as to why their body is in distress and find the solutions necessary to restore optimal health.
Dr. Passero completed four years of post-graduate naturopathic medical education at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Passero is not a medical doctor and naturopathy is not a medical specialty but a separate and distinct health care tradition. Dr. Passero graduated from an accredited four year graduate program as a naturopathic doctor and is currently licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in both the state of Oregon and the District of Colombia. The State of Maryland does not currently offer licensing for naturopathic doctors.
For this reason, certain services listed on this website are only available through his Washington DC office. Please call the main office for details.