Your state association for naturopathic medicine in Oklahoma
The OKAND is dedicated to pursuing and supporting safe and effective naturopathic medical care for the citizens of Oklahoma. Our board and members consist of licensed naturopathic doctors who have graduated from naturopathic medical programs, accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education and recognized by the US Department of Education.
We invite you to browse our website and to learn more about naturopathic medicine and our pursuit for licensure in Oklahoma. We hope this site will help you and your family discover naturopathic medicine and to learn about opportunities for local naturopathic care.
The OKAND is an affiliate of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
The 7th Annual US Naturopathic Medicine Week was held
October 6-12, 2019
Excellent recognition of the value of naturopathic medicine
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Did you know naturopathic medicine may reduce health costs?
"Naturopathic medicine reduces health care costs because of its focus on patient-centered care, the prevention of chronic illnesses, and early intervention in the treatment of chronic illnesses"
- S. Res.135-113 Congress (2013-2014)
A 2014 study showed improved presenteeism and reduced cardiovascular risk after naturopathic care compared to usual care plus biometric screening.
- Herman et al (2014) A naturopathic approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease: cost-effectiveness analysis of a pragmatic multi-worksite randomized clinical trial. J Occup Environ Med. 56(20):171-6.
Did you know that naturopathic doctors are not yet licensed in Oklahoma?
Our members hold their medical license in a state that licenses naturopathic doctors and they practice with specific restrictions in the state of Oklahoma, since Oklahoma is not currently a licensed state. Currently, 22 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing or regulation laws for naturopathic doctors. In these states, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license*
* From the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine Website
Who will benefit from working with a naturopathic doctor?
Both patients & health care providers can benefit from from learning about naturopathic medicine and working with a naturopathic doctor (ND). Since ND's are highly trained heath care providers with expertise in natural medicine, they can provide the highest quality natural medicine, monitor for drug herb interactions and work collaboratively with other health care providers for best patient care. Many physicians are electing to refer their patients to a licensed naturopathic doctor for safe and effective guidance.