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The integrative healthcare community prides itself on being interdisciplinary. While this includes medical doctors and osteopathic doctors, it also includes chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, acupuncturists, registered dieticians, and everything in between. Credentials overlap, compete, and sometimes contradict one another. Certifications often do the same. Figuring out what the scores of post-nominal letters mean, what they certify, and how they affect patient care can seem an overwhelming if not impossible feat.
In integrative medicine, there is a need for transparency when it comes to identifying the cluster of credentials and certifications, what they mean, and what they allow a practitioner to do. Integrative Practitioner’s first edition of the Guide to Integrative Healthcare Credentials & Certifications helps decipher this confusion.
This guide is meant to serve as a comprehensive encyclopedia of credentials and certifications commonly designated by integrative practitioners. We have identified and categorized credentials and certifications that are most relevant to the integrative healthcare industry and taken a step further to define how a practitioner obtains each credential and the scope of practice it affords. Our goal was to create a reference guide to be used by practitioners to analyze qualifications and expertise for hiring, referral, or other professional purposes.
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