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Natural OptionsQualifications of a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

It is often asked if a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is qualified to practice as a primary care physician. The simple answer is yes. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of health care that combines a variety of natural medicines and treatments with conventional medical diagnostics and standards. Naturopathic Read more…

Desert HealthWhat is Integrated Health Care?

The Coachella Valley’s health care community is unique in that it is home to internationally-acclaimed medical establishments and world-renowned holistic and alternative healthcare practitioners. When conventional western medicine is practiced in conjunction with alternative modalities it is commonly referred to as integrated health care or “integrative medicine.” A 1998 study Read more…

Medical NewsThe New Face of Primary Care: Old Fashioned Accessibility

For many here in the Valley, booking doctor appointments a month in advance, sitting in a crowded waiting room for an hour, and then only getting 15 minutes with your doctor, is an unpleasant reality. No one likes this system, including local doctors who are making changes to provide better Read more…