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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by KR1234, Apr 21, 2014.
Excuse me while I cry in the fetal position for a few hours
Can't believe it's been almost an entire 25 hours since this gem was posted without someone saying something about it. I might just have to go get my ND after I finish residency instead of doing a fellowship. Neuro Speed, D.O., N.D..
I will track you down and punch you in the face if you do that.
In. The. Face.
I'm not worried. All those letters after my name will shield me from your pathetic attempts to harm me, you simple D.O.
Careful. They're quite adept at mop-and-bucket-fu.
Betta get an NP while you're at it Ace.
Watch out I'll go Kirksville crunch on yo butt
Can ND bill Medicare/Medicaid? If not, it would be hard to say that they are physicians...
Can ND and DC call themselves 'medical doctors'? I know they can say they are doctors, but I am not sure if they can call themselves 'medical doctors'.
only MDs and DOs can call themselves medical doctors
NDs are legally allowed to use the name "doctor" but not "physician" in all the states I have looked up the legislation on. California has perhaps the most balls-to-the-wall batshiat crazy ND laws, and even they specifically forbid NDs from calling themselves physicians:
Identify themselves as Doctors. (Un-licensable naturopaths may continue to call themselves naturopaths but may not use the terms ND or Naturopathic Doctor.)
Perform physical exams including gynecological exams
Order lab tests and imaging studies
Perform CLIA waved tests in office, such as urinalyses and pregnancy - however, this requiresapplying for lab director status
Collect gynecological and venipuncture specimens
Treat with diet, herbs, nutrients, homeopathics, hydrotherapy, neuromuscular technique Grades 1-4
Prescribe natural and synthetic hormones (although testosterone and HCG require a DEA number) as well as Schedule IV-V drugs under MD or DO supervision, and Schedule III under a patient specific protocol with your supervising MD or DO (find out more about scheduled drugs here).
Dispense drugs or any other substances an ND is allowed to legally prescribe or furnish, as long as all specific requirements are met (labeling requirements, etc.)
Administer IV/IM/SC injections and IV preparations
Hire Naturopathic Medical Assistants
Identify themselves as physicians
Prescribe Schedule I-II drugs. (These are largely drugs with high abuse potential such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines.) Cannabis is a Schedule I drug.
Perform grade 5 manipulations
Practice midwifery (unless they are also licensed midwives)
It's state dependent. In some states, they are considered primary care physicians.
Hahahahah! That's so perfect
That is terrifying.
Idk if this is a joke or not but improve your app and apply md or do. 99 percent of DOs are matching into residencies in all specialties while I have never heard of or seen an actual ND in practice