The Idaho Statesman’s monthly magazine Business Insider reported this month that Idahoans are seeking care from a growing number of “alternative” practitioners, such as acupuncturists, chiropractors and others.
One reason is Idaho’s short supply of medical doctors. Patients say they want more participation in, attention to and options for managing their overall health, including diet and exercise. But there is plenty of debate over the efficacy of some approaches, as well as regulation of alternative medicine.
Diana Crumrine, a naturopathic physician in Boise, and Susie Pouliot, executive director of the Idaho Medical Association, both join us today for a live chat. They will talk about health care, as well as Idaho’s attempt at naturopathic licensure.