Sunday, June 14, 2009

HBBH Business Workshop

Naturopathic Doctors (ND's) face unique business challenges after graduation including the fact that, in Canada, Naturopathic Medicine is not covered by the Provincial Government's health care system. This means that in order for ND's to do what they were trained to do, they are required to become an entrepreneur. The latest statistics show that about 20% of ND graduates do not work in the field. What is really sad is when an excellent, caring doctor has to close up their practice.

I cannot imagine trying to begin a practice without knowing what I learned this weekend (and this is only the 1st of 4 seminars). Health of Business, Business of Health (HBBH) is taught by Andre Belanger and Dr. Dickson Thom. These 2 men are very passionate about helping ND's succeed in their business and ultimately want to ensure that ND's are able to help others. Planning and preparation is key. Don't wait until you graduate to take these courses.


Kate said...

I couldn't agree more! I posted re: the qualities of a successful entrepreneur at my blog at, check it out!

Your blog is great, I wish I had been able to read something like this before I was a student! I added your blog to a list of links on my website.

LEAH! said...

I'm an ND3 at NCNM and I just have to say that I concur. :)

. said...

Richard! I absolutely agree...just finished the first one yesterday and along with the Integra seminars we've been going to, I just don't know how I could open up a successful clinic without knowing this information!

- Rahim

Russell Cabe said...

You are absolutely right. It is important for the future of the profession for Naturopathic Doctors to have the tools and systems to be successful in practice both on the clinical and the business side.