Meet Dr. Poulin
Dr. Corrine Poulin graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, after receiving her Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in psychology at Seton Hill University. She is licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in the State of Arizona. Upon graduation she was given the Daphne Blayden award for her "commitment to naturopathic medicine, academic excellence, compassion, loving sense of humor, and a positive, supportive outlook." After graduation, Dr. Poulin worked as a staff physician at Holistic Urgent and Primary Care in Scottsdale, AZ. After moving to Texas to be closer to family there was a lack of opportunity in Houston due to being an unregulated state for naturopathic doctors.This blossomed into the start of Lone Star Natural Health. What began as an idea to serve the Greater Houston Community, has spread to the telehealth based company to serve clients NATIONWIDE!
She believes in the ability of the body to heal itself, provided that it is given what it needs to regain its vitality. She works with her patients to determine the root cause of their problems. She is passionate about educating patients/clients and empowering them to take charge of their own journey towards health – because that’s where the real healing begins. She combines modalities such as nutrition, hydrotherapy, botanicals, lifestyle changes and supplements to support her patients on their path to wellness. Though she works with a broad range of health conditions, she has a special interest in working with those suffering from digestion and gut dysfunction, autoimmune and thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue, and fertility. She enjoys working with people that are sick and tired of being sick and tired and helping them discover the root cause of their symptoms.
She is one of the few naturopathic doctors in the Houston area, but provides her services nationwide via telehealth.
Naturopathic doctors are trained in the same basic science and clinical applications as conventional medical students.
Professionally Trained Naturopathic Doctors
Naturopathic doctors (NDs), like Dr. Poulin, have attended a rigorous four-year graduate level medical program at an accredited naturopathic medical school, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
Admissions requirements are comparable to those of conventional medical schools, which require a bachelor’s degree and pre-med courses.
The ND course of study includes approximately 4,500 hours of academic and clinical training. The program leads to a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree.
Naturopathic Medical Education
During the first two years of naturopathic medical school, naturopathic students are trained in the same basic science and clinical applications as conventional medical students. These studies include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and microbiology.
In the second two years of the program, ND students continue to take courses in conventional medical fields including cardiology, neurology, gynecology, pediatrics, and dermatology. They are also trained to interpret lab work, as well as pharmaceutical medications, specifically focusing on drug/herb/vitamin interactions.
During this time they also receive extensive training in holistic and nontoxic therapies with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. These modalities include therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and counseling.
Clinical Training in Naturopathic Medical School
Naturopathic students intern for two years under the close supervision of licensed doctors in a clinical setting. This hands-on application of knowledge with actual patients complements and solidifies classroom learning into practical skills of health and healing.
Dr. Poulin has passed the NPLEX examinations and qualify for a license in all states that license naturopathic physicians.
Currently, 22 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing or regulation laws for naturopathic doctors.
In these states, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from a four-year, residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral national board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license. Licensed naturopathic physicians must also fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually. In addition, they have a specific scope of practice defined by their state’s law.
Texas does not currently have a licensing law. Dr. Poulin has passed the NPLEX examinations and qualify for a license in the states that license naturopathic physicians. She currently holds a license to practice naturopathic medicine in the state of Arizona, keeping up with continuing education and other standards until the time that Texas develops its own licensing law.