Purpose: To be your source for natural health information you can trust. Naturopathic Pediatrics exists to give families a reliable source for natural health information from licensed naturopathic physicians who experts in the natural treatment of disease. Naturopathic physicians are licensed healthcare providers who are specialists in the natural treatment and prevention of disease. Here at Naturopathic Pediatrics all of our writers also specialize in pediatrics. Naturopathic physicians attend four-year graduate schools that are nationally accredited by the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). The CNME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, which classifies the ND degree as a Doctorate-Professional degree, on par with MD and DO. Currently 6 schools in the US and Canada are accredited through the CNME to provide naturopathic medical education. The naturopathic program consists of at least 4 years of study with over 4,100 clock-hours in the classroom or clinic. A minimum of 1,200 hours are spent in clinical education with direct patient contact under supervision.