Dr. Farzam Afshar NMD is not an Allopathic Doctor (MD) or Osteopathic Doctor (DO). Dr. Farzam Afshar NMD is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND or NMD). All information on sakuranaturalhealth.com is written from a Naturopathic Medicine perspective. The state of Texas does not license Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD) at this time. Dr. Farzam Afshar NMD holds current and valid licenses to practice medicine from the states of Arizona and Washington. This site does not provide medical advice. Please consult your primary care physician regarding any medical needs you may have.

Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD) hold a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from an accredited medical school. The four-year post-graduate training is unique in that Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD) study all the conventional medical sciences while also completing extensive academic and clinical education in the use of natural medicines. Medical science coursework includes Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Nephrology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Rheumatology, Urology and more. Natural Science coursework includes but is not limited to Medical Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Physical Medicine, Asian (Eastern or Chinese) Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Counseling and more.

Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD) take national and international medical board exams, the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX), and attain a state license where licensing is available.* In licensed states, Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD) serve as primary care physicians with the ability to diagnose and treat medical conditions, perform physical exams, order laboratory testing, and write pharmaceutical prescriptions. In states which do not currently license Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD), as is the case in the state of Texas, Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD) may serve as Natural Health Consultants.

*Currently, Naturopathic Medical Doctors (ND or NMD) are actively pursuing licensure for the state of Texas. To support licensure in Texas visit www.naturopathic.org or www.txanp.org.