Welcome to the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Welcome to the online home of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians (INANP).
The INANP website was created as an extension of our dedication to providing a valuable resource for the Indiana community and beyond, offering useful and up to date information about the field of naturopathic medicine and the dedicated naturopathic doctors currently working in the state of Indiana.
The naturopathic medical model emphasizes prevention, the use of natural medicines, patient education, and patient partnership. The INANP is a group of naturopathic doctors that collectively provide a wide array of complementary and alternative medical services to the members of our communities. Our members are graduates of the US Department of Education accredited 4 year graduate-level naturopathic medical schools. While Indiana does not license naturopathic doctors at this time, all of our professional members maintain a license as a naturopathic doctor from another US state or Canadian province.
The INANP is a not for profit organization and is affiliated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
Sign up for the INANP newsletter for naturopathic health tips and updates on Indiana ND licensure.
In states that license naturopathic physicians, the profession is regulated. In these states, naturopathic physicians must pass a national board examination (NPLEX) and must have completed their education at a CNME accredited four-year graduate-level, naturopathic medical school. For more information about the CNME or NPLEX please see our Education page. Licensed naturopathic physicians must fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually, and will have a specific scope of practice defined by their state’s laws. Their actions are subject to review by a state board of examiners to ensure the protection of the patient.
Indiana has a pathway to licensure for Naturopathic Physicians. If you would like to support the licensure of naturopaths in Indiana, please contact your local legislators to let them know you value naturopathic medicine. You can also join as a supporting member of our association and stay up to date on all our local efforts by signing up for our newsletter. We appreciate all of your support.
If you would like to send a form letter to the Health Committee Chair at the Indiana Statehouse supporting our licensing efforts please click here. This will take you to a form letter that can be mailed or emailed to your representative.
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PO Box 80464
Fort Wayne, IN 46898
Dr Mandy Ruckers ND
Please consider making a donation, and/or becoming a supporting member of the association.
When you donate to INANP, you are supporting efforts to increase public awareness of and access to Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine in our communities. Your financial donation will support efforts such as:
Actively promoting the education of our communities on health and wellness
Educating state leaders, other health practitioners, and the overall community on the importance and benefits of including Naturopathic Medicine as a part of a comprehensive health care program
Promoting universal access to naturopathic doctors for individuals who desire such access
Legislatively supporting the promotion of safe and reliable healthcare options for Hoosiers
Providing high quality continuing education development and programs for Indiana NDs and community members
Promoting public health and safety and professional accountability
Any donation amount is appreciated!
INANP is a 501 (c)(6) organization; thus donations are not tax-deductible.