Frequently Asked Questions

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is an approach to health that is holistic, meaning that it encompasses the whole being. It is based on natural and preventative care. Naturopathic medicine combines many methodologies, such as homeopathy and herbal cures, along with sensible concepts such as good nutrition, exercise and relaxation techniques. Some refer to it as "alternative care", which is ironic, since naturopathy and naturopathic medicine are rooted in many age-old remedies that predate what is known as "modern medicine." A core concept is one of "doing no harm," and complementing any necessary treatment.

What kind of education and training do naturopathic doctors receive?

The AANMC member schools are four-year professional level medical programs that result in a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree/diploma (ND). Students are educated in all of the same basic science as an MD or DO as well as the latest advances in science in combination with natural approaches to therapy, disease prevention, and clinical education. In addition to standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, physical medicine and counseling.

Will my health insurance cover a visit with Dr. Hannan?

Dr. Hannan is contracted with many insurance plans, but all plans are different. The best way to find out if your insurance will cover our visit is to call your insurance provider directly and confirm that you have naturopathic benefits. Dr. Hannan is NOT currently contracted with Oregon Health Plan, Lifewise, is out-of-network with United Healthcare, and is not a Medicare provider.