I wanted to share with you an except from a patient letter explaining why she is happy to go to an ND, and to pay out of pocket for naturopathic medicine "I went to a pediatric urologist last week for 10 minutes, he was a total jerk, didn't answer my questions, and treated me like a paycheck. It will still cost me several hundred per visit! You know what I realized? NDs have job security! As long as there are people like him, I am happy to pay an ND out of pocket. NDs DO answer my questions, They DO offer compassion, They DO care about what I want. We should put a higher value on that, not lower! The same people that complain about the cost of becoming healthy are still getting $120 highlights in their hair and wearing $100 shoes. The MD I used to see is still booking laser cosmetic treatments left and right. When I was in college, I lived on discounted farmer's market produce which I bought after donating plasma for $20 twice per week. I walked instead of driving when I didn't have money for gas. When I called my Naturopath for a follow up, I paid him full price and never complained because he changed my life."