WE ARE RELOCATING TO 1020 COLUMBIA AVE IN CASTLEGAR as of September 4th! Come see us in our new location
Monday: 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:30 - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 to 3:00pm
Appointments are available outside regular office hours. Please call to book these special times.
Dr. Draper is now accepting New Patients!
Please call Clear Water Naturopathic Medicine at 778-460-4341 (local number) or go to our online booking portal drdianadraper.com/janeapp.com
Supplements are available for purchase during patient visits and outside clinic hours of operation. Please call the clinic 778-460-4341 to set up a time for supplement pickup. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To obtain a naturopathic medical credential (ND) that qualifies the recipient to sit for licensing examination students must have the following:
- Prerequisites including three years of pre-medical sciences at a University with a cumulative grade point average 3.00 on a four point scale.
- Prerequisite courses: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory psychology and humanities.
- Successfully complete a 4-year-full time program in an accredited school of Naturopathic Medicine that includes more than 4,500 hours of classroom training and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience.
- Pass NPLEX board exams that are written after the 2nd year and 4th year of study. NPLEX is the standard examination used by all licensing jurisdictions for Naturopathic doctors in North America.
- Meet the Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits as required by the provincial regulatory boards on an ongoing basis.
Areas of Training
Naturopathic Doctors undergo training similar to medical doctors plus they include the naturopathic disciplines. The four areas of training in the four year, full-time Naturopathic Medicine curriculum are:
- Basic Sciences - This area of study includes anatomy, physiology, histology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology and pathology.
- Clinical Disciplines - Diagnostic medicine areas of study are physical and clinical diagnosis, differential and laboratory diagnosis, radiology, naturopathic assessment and orthopaedics.
- Naturopathic Disciplines - There are six major disciplines that define the areas of naturopathic practice. Each discipline is a distinct area of practice and includes both diagnostic principles and practices as well as therapeutic skills and techniques. They include: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulation and lifestyle counselling.
- Clinical Experience - All students must complete 1,500 hours of clinical requirements and demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of Naturopathic Medicine prior to graduation.