Licensed Naturopathic Doctors are trained to offer a full range of primary care to their patients – including the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, annual exams, ordering and interpretation of lab results, minor surgical procedures and the prescription of pharmaceutical medications. Naturopathic Doctors are licensed in these jurisdictions:
District of Columbia
U.S. Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
Dr. Caitlin O’Connor is licensed by the State of Oregon (#1642), where she has practiced the full range of primary care medicine.
Currently, there is no licensing of Naturopathic Doctors in Colorado. As a result, Naturopathic Doctors in Colorado are limited in the services they can provide. In spite of her training and experience, Dr. O’Connor is not allowed to diagnose or treat medical conditions in Colorado, and must limit her practice to consultation. She prefers that all of her patients maintain a concurrent relationship with a licensed primary care provider. She will communicate and work closely with this provider to coordinate your care.
Because Colorado does not license Naturopathic Doctors, any person – regardless of education – can claim to be a “naturopathic doctor.” This includes individuals who took correspondence courses over the Internet and never actually saw patients during the course of their “education.”
When selecting a Naturopathic Doctor, make sure that your practitioner has graduated from an accredited program and served a rigorous clinical internship.