Ortho Molecular Products Marks Five Years of Partnership with Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
WOODSTOCK, IL— Since its inception, Ortho Molecular Products has been a strong proponent of naturopathic medicine. The holistic approach to health is aligned with the Ortho Molecular Products mission of lifestyle as medicine. This year marks the company’s fifth year as a supporter of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), one of seven accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America. The support of Ortho Molecular Products has been instrumental in the establishment of the SCNM Medical Center, a teaching clinic for more than 200 students earning their naturopathic medical degrees at the college. Ortho Molecular Products was recently featured as one of the college’s “Inspiring Partnerships” in an issue of SCNM Inspire magazine.
Approximately 3,500 doctors in the United States are licensed to practice naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic doctors are rigorously trained in approaches that facilitate the body’s inherent self-healing ability. They treat a full range of illnesses and work closely with their patients, guiding them with education and self-care.
“We want to see a big change in medicine. Partnering with an organization committed to teaching doctors a different paradigm of medicine is an important investment for us,” said Aaron Bartz, president of Ortho Molecular Products.
According to the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, the number of licensed naturopathic physicians has more than tripled in the past 10 years and is expected to climb. The association credits this rise to increased patient interest in an alternative or complement to conventional medicine. Bartz said he is confident in the profession’s staying power and that Ortho Molecular Products will continue to support it.
“The doctors who graduate from SCNM look at patients differently. They are skilled at finding the root cause and looking at each patient as a whole person to develop the appropriate protocol. That is the type of medicine we want to be a part of, and that is where the transformation of medicine will occur,” Bartz said.
For more than 20 years, SCNM has educated and trained naturopathic doctors and healed patients with naturopathic medicine. SCNM trains its students to concentrate on whole-patient wellness and treat the underlying cause of a condition, rather than focusing on symptomatic treatment. Its curriculum blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with cutting-edge advances in medical science, and remains committed to empowering patients to retain control over their health. To learn more about SCNM, visit http://www.scnm.edu/.
For more than 25 years, Ortho Molecular Products has researched and manufactured high-quality, efficacious dietary supplements sold exclusively to thousands ofhealth care professionals nationwide. Ortho Molecular Products is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Woodstock, IL. The commitment to efficacy, uncompromising manufacturing and legendary customer service establishes Ortho Molecular Products as a leader in the nutrition industry, and positions it to continue on a trajectory of growth. To learn more about Ortho Molecular Products and to view career opportunities, visit www.orthomolecularproducts.com.