A Short Biography
Dr. Dooley has the distinction of having both a naturopathic degree and medical degree. He graduated in 1978 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (1978), one of the four accredited naturopathic medical schools in the United States. He returned in 1985 to Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, and received his medical degree in 1989.
He was co-founder of Grants Pass Naturopathic Clinic in Oregon, medical director of emergency services at Del Puerto Hospital in California, and volunteered with the Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team in Mexico and India.
Dr. Dooley has been practicing homeopathy in San Diego since 1993 and has been teaching at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences since 1998.
Dr. Dooley has an ND degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (1978) and an MD degree from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine (1989). He practiced in Oregon as a licensed naturopathic physician from 1978 until his return to conventional medical school in 1985. Dr. Dooley is licensed and practices in California as a medical doctor (MD). Under his medical license Dr. Dooley can provide all the services of natural medicine as well as many services that naturopathic physicians can not provide.
When Dr. Dooley started his practice in California in 1992 there was no license for naturopathic physicians and Dr. Dooley used the initials "ND" as well as "MD" to convey his full training to his patients.In recent years, licensing for naturopathic physicians has been implemented. Because Dr. Dooley is not licensed as a naturopathic physician, he has been informed he is now prohibited from using the initials "ND" in his practice. The use of the "ND" initials on Dr. Dooley's book presents his academic background for the international audience and is not representative of his California medical practice.