Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary health care that combines both conventional and natural medicine. The goal is to always determine the underlying cause of disease so that an individualized treatment plan can be created to meet the specific health needs of each patient. Naturopathic doctors view the body and mind as an interconnected network of systems. All assessments and treatment plans, therefore, focus on treating the whole person rather than just supporting one specific system. Most importantly, naturopathic doctors always strive to educate and empower patients so that they feel in control of their own health and can achieve their personal health goals.