Is there a difference between the terms naturopath and naturopathic doctor/physician?

Yes, legally there is a difference. The term physician is legally regulated – without a license to practice medicine, one cannot call themselves a physician. In the state of Oregon, I am able to call myself a physician because I have a license to practice medicine there. In Indiana, naturopathic medicine is not yet licensed (the INANP is working on it!), so I call myself a naturopathic doctor (ND). Because of this lack of legal regulation, anyone can call themselves a naturopath.

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Good Food Class

Tired of fad diets?  Join Dr. Anne Thiel in Goshen this October to learn how to improve your food choices to build a foundation of life-long wellness.  Click here for details.

Naturopathic Medicine FAQs: A Service for Consumers

A great article to answer these commonly asked questions:

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INANP will take part in the Indianapolis Heart Walk Event, September 12th, 2015!

INANP representatives will be providing free Stroke Risk Assessments, Accutrend Screening and Counseling in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics and IU Health at this wonderful event! There will also be a prize wheel and fun giveaways, along with other health and nutrition information to gain. We hope to see you there–supporting the mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes!


The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event in the community. It promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment. It is a time of celebration for those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the monies needed to fund life-saving research and education, advocate for health and SAVE lives! What are you waiting for? Participate and share your why or possibly discover your why! – See more at: 2015 Indianapolis Heart Walk