Northshore Medical Welcomes Dr. Amani Flood

April 16, 2015

Dr Amani 400 pixelsNorthshore Medical Center has welcomed Dr. Amani Flood who holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

“Dr. Flood is a Board Certified Physician who provides a natural approach to Primary Care and is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona,” the company said.

“The medical curriculum emphasized diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy as well as Medical Pharmacology.

“Her main areas of Practice are General Medicine, Naturopathic Weight Loss, Medical Detoxification, Food Sensitivity Testing and Anti-Ageing. Dr. Flood’s Special Interests are Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Cancer and Community Education. She is also certified in IV nutrition as treatment for immune enhancement, viral infections, substance abuse and supportive care for cancer patients.

“Blending evidence-based alternative therapies with conventional medical protocols, she provides the safest and most effective solution to each patient’s needs. While battling cancer herself she used only naturopathic medicine to survive lymphoma. This experience motivated her to share the power of natural healing with others.

“Dr. Flood can be engaged for lectures on topics including Anti-Aging, Elder Care, Childhood Asthma, Autism and ADD. She enjoys participating in health fairs and conducting workshops. NMAC will soon launch cooking classes in our specially designed kitchen as Dr. Flood will demonstrate recipes for weight management, heart health and adopting a plant based diet.”

Dr. Kyjuan Brown, Medical Director of NMAC has continuously grown his practice by listening to the needs of his patients, following the latest medical and aesthetic developments and trends and generally familiarizing himself with the community at large. “

I am pleased to have Dr. Flood join the team at NMAC. The expertise and wide ranging services she provides will be a benefit to those who look to complement or seek alternatives to their current health options” says Dr. Brown.

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  1. Alicia says:

    Interesting…. If you google her and look at her bio, she has a doctorate in naturopathy but she is not a doctor of medicine, such as dr kijuan brown. She may be a doctor but she is not a physician.

  2. Alicia you are correct. Dr. Flood is not a Medical Doctor, like myself. However, Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine who graduate from accredited medical school and are licensed in the United States, are considered Primary Care Physicians. They have an extensive scope of practice of which I was even unaware and had to research and verify.
    In California ( Were Dr. Flood is licensed), only licensed professionals can legally call themselves “naturopathic doctor,” “licensed naturopathic doctor” or “doctor of naturopathic medicine.” Licensed naturopathic doctors can prescribe drugs using standardized procedures or protocols established jointly with a supervising licensed physician and surgeon. ( Wikipedia)
    NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents. (
    Scope of Practice

    With the passage of SB907, NDs gained the ability to practice medicine in California. Although this was a great victory for our profession, in order to ensure that licensure occurred, we had to make some initial compromises. As a result, our ability to practice medicine to the full extent of our training is currently somewhat restricted, but we are working on changing this. In the mean time, here’s what you need to know:

    NDs Can:

    Identify themselves as doctors. (Un-licensable naturopaths may continue to call themselves naturopaths but may not use the terms ND or Naturopathic Doctor.)
    Perform physical exams, including gynecological exams
    Order lab tests as well as diagnostic and imaging studies
    Perform CLIA waved tests in office, such as urinalyses and pregnancy – however, this requires applying for lab director status
    Collect gynecological and venipuncture specimens
    Treat with diet, herbs, nutrients, homeopathics, hydrotherapy, and neuromuscular technique Grades 1-4
    Independently prescribe natural and synthetic hormones (although testosterone and HCG require a DEA number)
    Under MD/DO supervision, prescribe legend and Schedule IV-V controlled substances, and prescribe Schedule III drugs under a patient-specific protocol checked by a supervising MD or DO (find out more about supervision and prescribing here).
    Dispense drugs or any other substances an ND is allowed to legally prescribe or furnish, as long as all specific requirements are met (labeling requirements, etc.)
    Administer IV/IM/SC injections and IV preparations
    Hire Naturopathic Medical Assistants (

    Just some information so we can all be informed!