We often see patients that have spent thousands of dollars seeing someone who has not undergone the exhaustive training and process of becoming Board Certified in Integrative, Functional or Regenerative Medicine (see about Board Certification on our website). Do your due diligence when looking for someone who practices this type of medicine. Check their credentials carefully. Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Nurse Practitioners are not Medical Doctors and lack the extensive training of a Board Certified M.D.
Here is one quick clue to look for: If the practitioner lists the honorific “Dr.,” followed only by their name, be cautious. The individual generally is not a physician licensed to practice medicine. Most M.D.s and D.O.’s list their names first, followed by M.D or D.O. They are able to prescribe medications, have a DEA license and should be Board Certified.