The NDNR Physician’s Choice Awards

 In Naturopathic News

The NDNR Physician’s Choice Awards are bestowed upon companies that embrace naturopathic medicine and support naturopathic physicians, their practices, and patients. In the Fall of 2021, naturopathic doctors selected one company for each of the following six categories, which they felt provided the very best in quality products, superior customer service, community outreach, and social/environmental impact.

Voting categories for the awards:

·     Botanical Medicine

·     Compounding Pharmacies

·     Diagnostic Laboratories

·     Homeopathy

·     Software & Business Services

·     Supplements & Nutraceuticals

Winners in each category have posed the question, “How does your company culture support naturopathic medicine?” The following are their responses in their own words…

Wise Woman Hearbals

2021 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 on 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 glycerin, 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 is 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.

Lloyd Central Compounding Pharmacy

2021 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Compounding Pharmacies

At Lloyd Central Pharmacy, we have committed ourselves to use only the highest quality chemicals, and have a state-of-the-art facility in order to ensure safe and accurate compounding. We operate a laboratory in our store, where our specially trained staff follow meticulous procedures in order to safely and accurately make prescription medications by hand. Our staff has undergone rigorous training, and we have educated professionals who are ready to help answer all of your questions.

We have worked hard to earn a reputation in Portland as the most respected compounding pharmacy. All of us at Lloyd Central Pharmacy look forward to working with you and earning your trust!

Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory

2021 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Diagnostic Laboratories

Our commitment is to serve the clinical needs of the health care provider with cutting-edge laboratory medicine by utilizing proven methodologies that are accurate and reliable. By working with experienced clinicians and opinion leaders throughout multiple medical disciplines we are able to build assays that are clinically relevant and provide actionable results.

Professional Formulas Complementary Health

2021 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Homeopathy

Naturopathic medical doctors give patients better lives through improved health. They practice a distinct kind of medicine, one that addresses the underlying cause and treats the whole person. They are working to solve complex health problems, and that can be a challenge. At Professional Formulas, we want to help.

We know that practitioners need to achieve immediate, lasting health improvements to keep patients coming back. That’s why we are so focused on making it easier to develop treatment plans that provide effective symptom relief, restore healthy organ/system function, and address the underlying cause of dysfunction.

Professional Formulas provides high-quality homeopathics and nutritional supplements to help naturopathic doctors achieve their treatment goals. Our hand-succussed remedies, NSF-certified quality, and knowledgeable Practitioner Support Specialists are all designed for the way naturopathic medical doctors treat their patients.

Emerson Ecologics

2021 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Software & Business Services

For over 40 years, Emerson Ecologics has been a vital link between functional healthcare practitioners and their patients.  We are your complete dispensary solution, providing access to the highest quality professional-grade supplements at wholesale pricing for your in-office shelves or dispense virtually through Wellevate, our turn-key online solution which also includes free HIPAA compliant telehealth and a patient mobile app.

Our commitment to quality products, clinical education resources, safe patient protocols, and innovative technological solutions empowers healthcare professionals to succeed in improving patient lives.

Researched Nutritionals

2021 Winner of the NDNR Physician’s Choice Award for Excellence in Supplements & Nutraceuticals

Founded in 2006 by CEO, Dennis Schoen, and headquartered on California’s beautiful central coast, Researched Nutritionals® has quickly become a leader in the physician-only nutritional supplement market. The company’s research-based product development and ongoing clinical trials to demonstrate product efficacy is an integral aspect of the Researched Nutritionals®’ mission.

With its product focus on mitochondrial function, immune support, detoxification, and inflammation health, physicians turn to Researched Nutritionals® for their toughest patients.

The company combines a strong domestic & international sales team with a customer-centric corporate staff, providing an unparalleled customer experience & worldwide shipping.

Research Focus

“Researched” – the first word in our company name, was chosen to communicate our research-driven culture.

All product development begins with ingredient research.  If new ingredient research becomes available whose inclusion would enhance an existing product, we update the respective product.  We continue to strive to optimize product efficacy, never resting on our laurels.

We conduct research in university settings, private research facilities and in clinics.  This published research is well designed, and the results are reproducible with your patients.  Our goal is to provide the doctor and the patient with science-based research to aid in product selection, optimizing patient outcome.  The company allocates well into the six figures, annually, for primarily human and also in vitro research.

Our research not only proves product efficacy but goes beyond by subjecting our products to grueling conditions to prove heat stability and label claim even after simulating patient use.  For example, our peer-reviewed published research on Tri-Fortify™ Orange/Watermelon liposomal glutathione demonstrated a 28% increase in red blood cell (intracellular) glutathione, 25% reduction in oxidative stress & 400% increase in natural killer cell function in just two weeks.  We also contracted with a third-party lab to subject Tri-Fortify™ Orange/Watermelon to 1040F and 75% humidity for 90 consecutive days…and it still exceeded label claim.  The product was also put through a simulated opening and closing, at a third-party lab, for 30 days and the product still exceeded label claim.  Researched Nutritionals® is committed to research beyond any other company within our industry.

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