Dr. Dan Nuzum grew up in a family of naturopaths and was just seven years old when his parents started adopting children, thirty-two to be exact! Many with special needs. The experience of witnessing, as well as assisting with the care of, the various challenging needs of his siblings provided the ultimate inspiration for his future career and sparked his passion for giving back and healing through natural techniques.
As a teenager, when not helping with his siblings care, Dr. Nuzum had a martial arts and fitness studio he ran with his parents. A love for martial arts resulted in a 6th degree Black Belt in Koshoryu Kenpo Jujitsu and Honchi Tae Kwon Do, and 7th Black Belt in Jeet Kune Do.
As his thirst for more knowledge grew, Dr. Nuzum began traveling. He lived in Mexico where he worked in 8 different clinics while in Naturopathic medical school. Moving back to the US he served as the Clinical Director of a Naturopathic medical school in Ohio, at the same time working towards a double Ph.D. in Naturopathic Medicine and Mechanotherapy.
Dr. Nuzum went on to the Panam University in St. Kitts, West Indies, to pursue studies in manual osteopathy, natural medicine, indigenous medicine, oriental medicine, and monastic medicine. He received his third and fourth Ph.D. here, moving on to enroll in a fifth Ph.D. program for Osteopathic Physical Medicine and Clinical Rehabilitation in 2016.
Dr. Nuzum wanted to continue with further spiritual and religious studies, In 2017, he enrolled in the Word of God International Seminary, with the goal of completing his studies in Theology. He graduated in 2018 and is now a licensed SCNRFP (Southern Cherokee Nation and The Red Fire People) physician and serves as the Nation’s Minister of Health.
In his private practice, Spirit Way Medicine, Dr. Nuzum remains dedicated to advancing the field of medicine and adding the benefits of naturopathic medicine so that he can continue to offer his patients exceptional medical services and treatments.