Dr. Timothy R. Dooley, M.D.
Dr. Dooley is a licensed medical doctor practicing classical homeopathy, sometimes known as constitutional prescribing. It is a system of therapy in which very small non-toxic doses of natural medicines are prescribed to stimulate a healing reaction in a person.
The practice of homeopathy is based on the law of similiars. What this means, in simple terms, is that what a substance can cause, it can cure.
Remedies are individualized based on a person's physical, mental and emotional characteristics. In homeopathic practice, it's not a cliche to say that the whole person is treated.
Patients of all ages and a wide variety of problems can benefit from this form of prescribing.
Dr. Dooley has an ND degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (1978) and an MD degree from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine (1989). He practiced in Oregon as a licensed naturopathic physician from 1978 until his return to conventional medical school in 1985. Dr. Dooley is licensed and practices in California as a medical doctor (MD). Under his medical license Dr. Dooley can provide all the services of natural medicine as well as many services that naturopathic physicians can not provide.
When Dr. Dooley started his practice in California in 1992 there was no license for naturopathic physicians and Dr. Dooley used the initials "ND" as well as "MD" to convey his full training to his patients.In recent years, licensing for naturopathic physicians has been implemented. Because Dr. Dooley is not licensed as a naturopathic physician, he has been informed he is now prohibited from using the initials "ND" in his practice. The use of the "ND" initials on Dr. Dooley's book presents his academic background for the international audience and is not representative of his California medical practice.