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A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Naturopathic and Allopathic Type 2 Diabetes Care

Principal Investigator:  Kim Tippens, ND

The purpose of this study is to learn more about how different types of doctors care for people with diabetes. 

This study involves one clinic visit.  People who join the study will be asked to answer some questions before they visit with their doctor.  About 50 people from the different OHSU and Veterans Hospital clinics and 50 patients from naturopathic clinics in the Portland area will take the survey so that we can compare both groups.  We will also ask their permission to look at their medical chart. A small group of about 20 people will also be asked to audio record their visit with the doctor and to have a short interview after the visit.