NDNR 2017 Physician’s Choice Award: 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, 2016, naturopathic doctors selected 1 company for each of the following 6 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
- 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…
Wise Woman Herbals®
2017 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 to improve quality of life by offering superior botanical supplements – resulting in a healthier, more balanced and sustainable world that is consistent with naturopathic principles.
Women’s International Pharmacy
2017 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 31 years.
2017 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Diagnostic Laboratories
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 non-invasive 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 non-invasive 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.
2017 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.
2017 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Software & Business Services
Since 1995, Natural Partners has been a trusted resource for naturopathic doctors and other practitioners who strive to improve patient wellness by providing education, services, and professional-grade products. The committed Natural Partners team works with integrative healthcare professionals across the country to provide their patients with the supplements they need, when they need them, in a way that they love.
Through innovative services such as NP Script™, Natural Partners’ clients can extend their practice beyond the bounds of their office with an online patient dispensary. NP Script™ allows practitioners to increase patient compliance, market to their patients with personalized E-script recommendations and email blasts, and increase their wellness portfolio using zero shelf space.
“We are honored to be presented with the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for excellence in Business Services,” said Fran Towey, President and CEO of Natural Partners. “Naturopathic doctors are an inspiration to our business and we are proud to partner with like-minded practitioners to help spread world wellness by providing high-quality supplements, industry education, and a unique online dispensary with NP Script™.”
In addition to meaningful partnerships with schools and other integrative healthcare organizations, Natural Partners sponsors the NDNR Writer’s Scholarship to help the next generation of practitioners realize their unique vision of wellness.
2017 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.