Textbook of Naturopathic Family Medicine & Integrative Primary Care: Standards &

Textbook of Naturopathic Family Medicine & Integrative Primary Care: Standards &


Based on AMA, CMA, and NABNE guidelines, this text offers an integrated program for mastering essential primary care clinical knowledge and reasoning skills in a family medicine practice. Primary care standards for naturopathic physicians govern patient rapport, SOAP charting, symptom and sign recognition, laboratory tests, case management and follow-up. These best practices are evidence-based, up to date, and integrate conventional medicine current practice guidelines.

Ideal not only for students of naturopathic medicine, but also for practicing naturopathic doctors in need of a primary care clinical handbook.

Features applied clinical guidelines in cardiology, ear, nose & throat, diabetes, gastroenterology, geriatrics,hematology, immunology and genetics, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology modules.

Provides core instruction in the critical skills comprising the repertoire of the primary care family physician as outlined by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N) and examined by the Naturopathic Licensing Examinations (NPLEX-II). These competencies will allow students to proceed to clinical rotations, independent medical practice, or further postgraduate studies.

Offers the naturopathic primary care and family medicine practitioner a convenient and high yield resource for managing common presentations, featuring comprehensive guides to naturopathic lifestyle, clinical nutrition, and botanical medicine strategies, as well as current medical and surgical treatment options.

Poses typical clinical problems and licensing exam questions with well-reasoned answers for creating safe and effective management plans. Includes 50 case-based review questions that simulate actual primary care clinical practice.



Dr Shehab El-Hashemy, MBChB, ND, received his medical degree from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine and his naturopathic degree from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). An Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in charge of curriculum planning at CCNM, he is also an attending naturopathic physician at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a publicly funded community health center, and runs a private practice in Oshawa, Ontario.

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