Naturopathic doctors are trained to use many available diagnostic techniques in an attempt to uncover the cause of the presenting symptoms and then customize treatment plans to each individual. Specialty labs are utilized for food sensitivity testing, stool analysis, hormonal assessments, heavy metal testing, and conventional blood testing. They utilize a Bioimpedance Analyzer (BIA) machine to assess body composition and to determine the basal metabolic rate (BMR). Naturopathic doctors offer wellness exams for the entire family.
The doctors refer their patients to each other for specific treatments, and out of the office to other health care professionals when appropriate. They have worked diligently to develop an extensive referral network amongst the "conventional" health care providers along with "alternative" health care practitioners.