First Annual NDNR Physician’s Choice Winners Announced
2015 NDs’ Top Picks
The NDNR Physician’s Choice Award is bestowed upon companies that embrace naturopathic medicine and support naturopathic physicians, their practices and patients. Between September 1 and October 31, 2014, naturopathic doctors selected one company for each of the following seven categories, which they felt provided the very best in quality products, superior customer service, community outreach, and social/environmental impact. Voting categories for the award included:
- Botanical Medicine
- Compounding Pharmacies
- Diagnostic Laboratories
- Medical Devices
- Software & Business Services
- Supplements & Nutraceuticals
Winners in each category were posed the question, “How does your company culture support naturopathic medicine?” The following responses are in their own words…
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Botanical Medicine
Wise Woman Herbals® was founded in 1989 by a naturopath for naturopaths. We offer the most comprehensive line of high-quality botanical supplements to professionals, with formulas based on the eclectics and the naturopathic formulary. As a professional product line, our distribution is tightly controlled and geared toward licensed healthcare professionals with a focus in botanical medicine. The integrity of our products is guaranteed through strict manufacturing practices. Quality standards begin with organic, biodynamic, wild-crafted and cultivated herbs that are harvested in the wild and sourced from local farms.
Using the traditional maceration process taught in naturopathic colleges, we extract and preserve the plant’s therapeutic qualities with organic alcohol, mountain spring water, kosher vegetable glycerine, and other all-natural ingredients. Raw materials in the finished product are tested to ensure the highest level of purity. As environmental stewards, we offset 100% of our energy use by purchasing wind, biomass and solar energy in our Feng Shui-designed, FDA-inspected facility. We compost, recycle, and use recycled packaging materials to minimize our carbon footprint.
Wise Woman Herbals gives generously to the naturopathic profession through product donations, a rebate program for states seeking licensure, corporate sponsorship, and support of the colleges. Our staff is comprised of certified herbalists, herbal enthusiasts, and consumers and proponents of naturopathic medicine. Wise Woman Herbals’ mission to provide a gentle and natural way for improving quality of life by offering superior botanical supplements – resulting in a healthier, more balanced and sustainable world that is consistent with naturopathic principles.
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Compounding Pharmacies
Supporting naturopathic medicine defines Women’s International Pharmacy’s passion and culture on a daily basis. For example, naturopathic practitioners understand the delicate link between mind, body and soul for optimal health.
Our goal is to help practitioners determine and maintain patients’ optimum hormone levels, to improve health and well-being. Consistent with naturopathic medicine, personalized care helps meet the unique needs of each patient. Each prescription is individually compounded, based on the practitioner’s understanding of the unique needs of the patient. Naturopathic medicine and Women’s International Pharmacy understand that therapy is not “one size fits all.”
We take great pride in our dedication to the right of naturopathic practitioners to prescribe compounded medication. Our sincere thanks to all NDs for helping us feed our passion and nurture our culture of support for your community for the last 29 years.
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Diagnostic Laboratories (TIE)
Doctor’s Data, Inc (DDI) has provided innovative specialty testing to healthcare practitioners around the world from our advanced, CLIA-licensed clinical laboratory since 1972.
A specialist and pioneer in essential and toxic elemental testing, we provide a wide array of functional testing to aid in decision-making and better patient outcomes. Choose DDI to help you assess and treat heavy metal burden, nutritional deficiencies, GI function, cardiovascular risk, liver and metabolic abnormalities, and more.
To research, develop and offer innovative specialty tests that help doctors identify health risks and improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions
To educate and support healthcare professionals
To improve lives through science
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Diagnostic Laboratories (TIE)
The power of naturopathic medicine lies in its governing principles. These are the principles that set naturopathy apart and that Diagnos-Techs strives to uphold.
Primum non nocere. We are passionate about noninvasive testing and the promise that it holds. By making the process less painful, less stressful, and more convenient, we make it possible to obtain more information for more patients.
Tolle causam. We offer physicians powerful tools to assess and understand functional measures of health. Accurate, quality testing is our top priority.
Tolle totum. Our noninvasive testing often makes it possible to have a more comprehensive and subtle picture of the whole person beyond what is available with standard testing.
Docere. We support the education of physicians with our newsletter and webinars on a variety of topics. We support them with information to educate their patients. Our team consists of both NDs and MDs who offer complementary consultations to providers on test selection and interpretation, and treatment options.
Prevention. Our passion drives us to be pioneers in the field of laboratory testing. We are constantly exploring new, innovative biomarkers to help identify risk factors, prevent disease, and restore wellness.
Our dedication to our patients extends to fostering a healthy environment, as we actively take steps to reduce waste and employ recycling practices.
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Homeopathy
Supporting naturopathic medicine is at the core of what we do every day. For more than 30 years, we have focused on providing customers with the highest quality, research-driven nutraceuticals, while actively participating in the industry to help raise the standing of naturopathic practice in the United States and internationally.
Development of Seroyal’s product lines (including Genestra, UNDA, Pharmax and Wobenzym®) springs from a collaboration between our product development team and naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, pharmacists, and researchers. Balancing a science-based approach to research with the wisdom of traditional knowledge allows Seroyal to positively affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. As part of Atrium Innovations, we participate in and fund academic research evaluating the safety and efficacy of nutraceuticals.
Seroyal is a champion sponsor of the Foundations of Natural Medicine project – the profession’s first endeavor in 100 years to codify and articulate the philosophy, principles, clinical theory, models, scientific advances, and public policy implications that comprise naturopathic medicine.
Seroyal is committed to providing naturopathic practitioners and students with world-class, clinically-relevant information. Our courses are instructed by internationally-recognized experts in natural medicine and health science who provide key reference materials and freely share their clinical experience, all in an effort to expand NDs’ therapeutic capabilities.
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Medical Devices
At Welch Allyn, we are pragmatic visionaries focused on helping healthcare providers overcome complex challenges with simple solutions. Since 1915, we have been committed to delivering the everyday practical diagnostic tools that help practitioners provide better care and outcomes for their patients. The combination of a practical understanding of clinical needs and a visionary spirit help develop solutions that assess, treat, and manage a wide variety of illnesses and diseases.
With nearly 2600 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn focuses on the customer and imagines how healthcare will be delivered in the future to develop tools and future-proof technologies. Our customers include physicians’ practices, community clinics, skilled-nursing facilities, and emergency departments – where 95% of patients first seek medical treatment.
Since inventing the first direct-illuminating, hand-held ophthalmoscope, we’ve developed hundreds of products and technologies that enable frontline practitioners to provide superior patient care. Building on these, we have enjoyed steady growth by expanding into categories like continuous patient-monitoring, automated vital-signs capture, and diagnostic cardiology. Our continued advancements make accessing patient information faster, more accurate, and more efficient.
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Software & Business Services
HealthWave was founded by a Naturopathic Doctor to solve the business challenges with running a product dispensary, and more specifically the challenges around managing patient adherence with supplement protocol. Improving patient adherence is an important guiding principal at HealthWave, since better patient outcomes is the key driver of success for naturopathic medicine.
HealthWave gives back by supporting Naturopathic Medicine Week and profiling naturopathic doctors in our practitioner spotlights
HealthWave is the smartest way for NDs to prescribe and sell professional-grade natural health products – all without the hassle and overhead of managing physical inventory. We are always innovating based on feedback from our practitioners, and the NDNR Physicians Choice Award is a testament to our top-notch customer service team.
2015 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Supplements & Nutraceuticals
Vital Nutrients is a supplement-manufacturing company founded by an ND and based on the premise that practitioners’ success and credibility ultimately depend on the clinical effectiveness of their treatment program. The company maintains values of excellence, integrity, loyalty, professional development, and wellness. Our support of the naturopathic profession reflects those values.
As the only nutraceutical manufacturer to conduct independent lab testing on every lot of each raw material and product, Vital Nutrients leads the industry in Quality Assurance. These efforts verify that each product meets label claim for authenticity and potency, and ensures freedom from environmental contaminants.
Vital Nutrients helps support a revenue stream for doctors who provide a dispensary in-office. For those who don’t, patient direct-ordering and drop-shipping programs are available. We provide opportunities for students and new doctors to familiarize themselves with our products by offering a student discount and new grad program.
For over 15 years, Vital Nutrients has been a proud champion of naturopathic causes, supporting both current and future NDs through higher education, professional organizations, and political awareness. In addition to lending financial support for state associations seeking licensure, generous support has also been given to all US accredited naturopathic colleges, medical missions, and research studies.
We are proud to join the naturopathic community in promoting safe and effective natural health solutions . . . Because good health is Vital.