3. What do I gain for my investment?

Naturopathic doctors are highly trained and have the privilege to invest their time in individualized care. Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease.  

It's like one of Steven Covey's 7 successful habits… "with people fast is slow... and slow is fast". Treat the symptoms and you get fast but not always long lasting results because the illness pops up again in the same or different fashion...so it is slow to respond in the long run. Whereas when the time is invested to treat the person in whole, the system of well-being for lasting health is restored.