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Can a holistic practitioner can do a complete physical exam on people?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: It depends

Not all holistic practitioners have medical training, where one learns to do complete physical exams.
If your "holistic practitioner" happens to be an md, do, or nd, then these people do have the requisite training to do physical examinations.

In brief: It depends

Not all holistic practitioners have medical training, where one learns to do complete physical exams.
If your "holistic practitioner" happens to be an md, do, or nd, then these people do have the requisite training to do physical examinations.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Unless there has been a change,ND is not proprietary,so untrained folks can use this term. Thus oine needs to be exacting as to the credentials
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Depends

This depends on the practitioner's scope of practice.
An md or do can do the full exam. Others may be limited in what they are able to do.

In brief: Depends

This depends on the practitioner's scope of practice.
An md or do can do the full exam. Others may be limited in what they are able to do.
Dr. Valencia Porter
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