The Daily Dose – Community Clinics

Dr. JoAnn Yanez, AANMC executive director, joins Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine‘s The Daily Dose to share how her education made her aware of the inclusiveness of naturopathic medicine.

Full Transcript of Interview Below.

Dr. JoAnn Yanez: “I thought of this term, ‘healthy for the wealthy,’ and it very much concerned me that naturopathic medicine was viewed as something that was only for wealthy clientele. We often hear of celebrities using naturopathic therapies or naturopathic doctors and so on. But one of the things that I loved that was core to my education in naturopathic medical school was our community clinics and our outreach and all of the care that we provided for patients that were underserved, for patients that did not have health insurance. I was a staff physician at an HIV center, and we were providing free care to folks there. It was really eye-opening for me that this does not have to be ‘healthy for the wealthy.’ This really is the people’s medicine.”

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