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Lots of broad generalization about NDs on here.
It appears that many people do not understand what NDs are trained and licensed to do - they are trained as primary care physicians-general practitioners.
They use evidence-based options to work with and treat patients, and discuss with patients to decide the modality. Some of the comments here are concerned that this will make NDs "less natural" and others are concerned that NDs don't use science to practice. Both of these are extreme opinions and not based on the the facts of what NDs are trained and licensed to do. Just like in all professions, there is a broad range of individuals practicing in a variety of ways.
The discussions about NDs are using lots of stereotypes and assumptions that NDs "think MDs overprescribe" or that this is a "turf war" (comments in the Oregonian).
In fact, the day to day is that most NDs work collaboratively with MDs and all other types of providers on a routine basis to provide good medical care to patients.
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