Welcome to the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association


Founded in 1935, the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association (FNPA) is the official statewide professional organization representing Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) in Florida.  It serves as the active, unified voice for all those who support access to naturopathic medical care provided by licenses NDs in Florida.


We believe a thriving naturopathic patient-centered medical profession benefits all Florida citizens.  The FNPA is working alongside citizens like you who believe naturopathic medicine is a health care choice that should be accessible to all residents and visitors of the Sunshine State.  To this end, we invite all businesses, healthcare professionals, and citizens alike to join us in pursuit of these goals.


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House and Senate Legislators Join FNPA to Champion Licensure Bill for Naturopathic Doctors in Florida

Tallahassee, FL.  5 January 2024 A bill to license Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) in Florida is being championed by Representative David Smith (R) — Winter Springs and Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez (R) — Doral during Florida’s 2024 Legislative Session.

Florida does not currently license NDs, significantly limiting freedom of medical choice for Floridians who want the right to choose a holistic, integrative, or natural approach to their medical care.  In the words of Representative Smith:

Floridians should have the medical freedom to see the healthcare provider they choose.  This bill ensures Florida doesn’t lag behind the majority of other states who are licensing Naturopathic Doctors.  Expanding access to quality healthcare will remain a top priority of mine, especially as our state’s population continues to grow.

Currently, 26 U.S. jurisdictions license or register NDs.  In these jurisdictions, NDs are required to graduate from an accredited four-year Naturopathic medical program and pass an extensive postdoctoral licensing examination before practicing.  As a system, Naturopathic Medicine focuses on identifying the underlying “root” causes of disease and then addressing those causes with evidence-based natural therapies.  Licensure would ensure Floridians can access these rigorously-trained medical professionals.

Dr. Todd Robinson, President of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association, summarizes the issue in this way:

Despite advances in modern medicine, chronic disease remains rampant, and patients are realizing that prescription medications cannot solve all their health problems.  Florida desperately needs more qualified healthcare providers, especially those trained in the drugless prevention and treatment of disease.  Naturopathic Doctors can meet the need.  Once this bill is law, properly-trained Naturopathic Doctors will get to work helping Floridians achieve better health.

 The bill to license NDs in Florida can be found by searching for HB 843 and SB 898.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Todd Robinson, ND, FABNO
President – Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association


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Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez

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Representative David Smith