A licensed Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) has completed a Doctorate degree and residential clinical training at a nationally accredited 4 to 5 years naturopathic medical school, after completing a Bachelor’s degree and premedical studies, and has successfully passed the national medical board examinations in order to receive a license to practice medicine.
Dr. Maria Del Mar Rodriguez ND is a licensed Naturopathic physician, clinically trained and graduated from the accredited medical school Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, after completing her Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is a proud member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). She is a member physician of the Low Carb Diabetes Association (LCDA) and continues efforts to manage and prevent diabetes world-wide using comprehensive integrative care.
Naturopathic physicians are clinically trained to be primary care doctors to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases in many licensed states in the United States, and territories. Naturopathic doctors use a more holistic and natural approach following an integrative model of medicine. The practice of naturopathic medicine is a science and an art. NDs respect the body’s ability to heal itself, and also acknowledge a person as a whole entity, including the physical body, mind and emotional aspects. Naturopathic medicine may offer solutions by understanding the root cause of a variety of health conditions and concerns.
If anyone is currently seeking care and/or services from a healthcare practitioner, it is recommended and encouraged to ask (or have access) for their formal professional credentials and qualifications to practice according the law.
Naturopathic doctors are currently licensed in 20 states in United States and US territories, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Please visit the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians webpage for more educational and licensing information.
Natural therapies have been increasing their use and studied over the history. There are many academic institutions and agencies that are supporting and acknowledging their efficacy to minimize, prevent and manage several health conditions. There are many past and ongoing research studies, and existing scientific evidence related to naturopathic and integrative medicine, and their specific interventions and therapies. Please visit the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine of the National Institute of Health for more information on this topic.
Dr. Maria Del Mar has always been passionate about clinical research, public health, and providing culturally-appropriate intervention programs to diverse communities. Among her broad experience include collaborations with well-known research projects on digestive microbiology, communicable diseases such as HIV, Aids, and Hepatitis C, non-communicable diseases like cardiometabolic conditions, diabetes and obesity prevention, and the elimination of health disparities. At her most recent collaboration at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus this year, she served as a co-investigator and interventionist for the promotion of healthy lifestyles, where she provided education to many participants about nutrition, prevention, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Dr. Maria Del Mar recognizes the importance of continuous and updated research, and its clinical applications, and is currently open to collaborations.
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