Dr. Marcus Coplin is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and clinical director of Naturopathic Healthcare. He earned a bachelor’s degree in the interplay of biology, art, and philosophy from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. He received his doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Coplin has extended his academic career through researching the history of naturopathic and vital traditions in medicine over the past 2,000 years. He is passionate about bringing the history to life, and if you can get him talking about it, it may be hard to stop him again. His academic works include multiple contributions as author and editor to the forthcoming Textbook of Naturopathic Medicine.

Clinically, Dr. Coplin has spent thousands of hours researching the mechanisms through which the body heals, and he has pored through scientific literature to support all the therapies he employs with a strong scientific rationale.

In addition, Dr. Coplin is the vice president of clinical development and education for The Balneology Association of North America, a group dedicated to the advancement of thermal mineral spring therapy in North America.

“The best doctor gives the least medicine.” –Benjamin Franklin


Naturopathic Training:

Naturopathic Medical Doctors undergo a rigorous medical education at one of the seven fully accredited North American Naturopathic Medical Schools.

The first two years of education mirror a traditional Western medical education in terms of the biological sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and Medical Diagnosis.

The last two years are clinical training, working hands-on with patients in a variety of clinical settings. These years focus on natural methods of healing, including nutrition, vitamin therapy, herbalism, homeopathy and physical/structural medicine, as well as Western pharmacology when indicated.

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Philosophic Principles:

The Naturopathic Principles are a series of guiding ethics that form the field and philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine. They are the structure from which true health is born.

The Principles are:

  • First Do No Harm (Utilize the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies.)
  • The Healing Power of Nature (Understand and enhance the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.)
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.)
  • The Doctor as Teacher (Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.)
  • Treat the Whole Person (View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.)
  • Prevention (Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.)
  • The Therapeutic Order (Choose the therapy that will most rapidly and completely bring the patient back into health.)

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