Naturopathic Medicine: Overview
Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are the only health care providers that receive an accredited medical education fundamentally rooted in the concepts of holistic and natural medical principles. The educational process is designed to produce a highly trained doctor that specializes in natural medicine. Nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, Chinese medicine and lifestyle counseling are integrated into the curriculum early on and serve as the cornerstones to treatment modalities.
All of the principles of conventional medicine are also included in the curriculum so that ND’s are able to manage the complex cases and scenarios that arise in today’s healthcare landscape. Naturopathic medical schools, like the one Dr. Passero graduated from, are recognized by the federal Department of Education and are accredited by the same state and region bodies that accredit traditional medical institutions. All seven of the federally recognized Naturopathic Medical Schools in the United States made “The Best 168 Medical Schools” list in the Princeton Review’s 2012 Edition.
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.