A “naturopathic doctor” is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. but also studies natural therapeutics with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic doctor is required to complete four years of training in natural therapeutics: clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling. A licensed N.D. belongs to a regulatory body that oversees standards of practice, complaints and discipline. Naturopathic doctor’s must carry malpractice insurance, maintain continuing education, and practice ethically and professionally.