Bastyr Center for Natural Health is a teaching clinic with a Team Care approach. Your health concerns are evaluated comprehensively by a licensed health professional and approximately two advanced-student clinicians.
Many of our health care professionals also teach at Bastyr University. All of our clinical supervisors are experienced in patient care, and many have private practices as well. Clinical supervisors are intimately involved with each patient’s case.
Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai is an Assistant Professor at Bastyr University Department of Counseling and Health Psychology and is a licensed Clinical Psychotherapist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychotherapy with a sub specialty in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Dr. Altman's clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, digestive wellness, physical medicine, acupuncture and East Asian medicine.
First Year Resident Physician
Bastyr University, Naturopathic Medicine ('18)
Dr. Bayer's clinical interests include treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and pain management.
Dr. Bower is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, where she teaches botanical medicine and gynecology classes and supervises student physicians at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Dr. Brammer's special areas of interest are women’s medicine and the treatment of chronic disease with a focus on lifestyle change, nutrition and botanical medicine.
Dr. Cao's clinical interests are internal medicine, cancer care, stress relief, infertility, menopause, immune support and pain control.
Dr. Connor's areas of interest include physical medicine, pain management, gastroenterology, endocrinology and visceral manipulation.
Dr. Cullen has several years of experience in evaluating and managing female health conditions including menstrual disorders, vaginitis, cervical abnormalities, infertility and contraception management including IUD placement.
Kory is a registered dietitian nutritionist who is passionate about whole foods nutrition and mind-body health. She specializes in providing expert nutrition counseling to help clients enhance their physical and emotional health.
Dr. Ding has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbs combined with Western Medicine since 1976, in addition to working as a registered nurse in neurosurgery and organ transplantation for eight years.
Dr. Dodge's interests include combining primary care and physical medicine with a focus on management of physical injuries and pain syndromes using hands-on treatments.
Dr. Dompe believes in supporting the inherent healing ability of each individual, and take every opportunity to empower patients through education.
Mr. Dowling’s clinical interests include auricular acupuncture, herbal medicine and manual therapy.
Dr. Elabbadi’s clinical interests include family medicine, gastroenterology, metabolic disease and disease prevention. Her research background led her to value the role of diet and lifestyle in the initiation and progression of disease.
Dr. Fresonke's clinical interests include menopause and natural hormone replacement, neurotransmitter testing and balancing, digestive issues, and endocrine disorders.
Cynthia Hedlund is an adjunct faculty member, supervising Counseling shifts in Team Care.
Dr. Hibbs takes a special interest in family medicine, toxicology, environmental medicine and clinical depuration (elimination of toxic substances), neurodegenerative disorders, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune disease, viral hepatitis C and B, men’s health, and healing with whole foods and other natural modalities as much as possible.
Ms. Hughes's clinical interests include chemical dependency, women's health, geriatrics and the treatment of chronic disease, end of life care, cancer care, and stroke rehabilitation.
Dawn is a registered dietitian and level 1 diabetes educator, her clinical interests include diabetes prevention and management, weight management, hypertension, high cholesterol, high triglycerides as well as general nutrition.
Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include women’s health, naturopathic gynecology, preconception care and counseling, hormone balance and thyroid health.
Ms. King's clinical interests include women's disorders, pediatrics, pain control and allergy elimination.
Dr. Kirkham has a particular focus on using acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat acute and chronic pain, including sport injuries.
Dr. Lichtenstein's clinical interests include biofeedback, craniosacral therapy, ortho-bionomy, continuum movement therapy, authentic movement and five rhythms dance.
Dr. Liu’s clinical interests include acupuncture; the restoration and channeling of qi; and qigong and herbal treatment for pain, gynecological, pediatric and psychological disorders.
Brenda Loew specializes in gentle Japanese-style acupuncture, primarily Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapy and Shonishin pediatric acupuncture.
Dr. Lu practices family medicine and internal medicine with an emphasis on pain management; functional disorders such as emotional and physical anxiety, mild depression, IBS and allergies; and stroke rehabilitation.
Dr. Lu has a particular interest in treating pain, allergies, women's problems, insomnia, asthma, addictions, fatigue and digestive disorders.
Dr. Lumiere's academic and clinical interests include electroacupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy, cancer, immunity, menopause and stroke rehabilitation.
Dr. Ma's clinical interests include gynecology and internal medicine. She has more than 35 years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Dr. Mann, who helped found the Pacific College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1978, supervises students in homeopathy appointments at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Dr Mercer’s clinical interests include pediatrics, women’s health, family medicine, mental health, and chronic disease. Dr Mercer is certified in classical homeopathy, a deep acting treatment that promotes healing on the mental, emotional and physical plane simultaneously. This amplifies the benefits of other naturopathic treatments she employs.
Dr. Minoff is an adjunct faculty member who supervises acupuncture students at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She also works in private practice in Seattle.
Dr. Neary supervises physical medicine shifts, specializing in treatments including manipulation of soft and osseous tissues, hydrotherapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation.
Dr. Parkinson supervises physical medicine shifts and holds an interest in treating irritable bowel syndrome; muscle, joint and back pain; and allergies.
Dr. Pellegrini's clinical interests include diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She supports her patients’ health with herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, nutrition, detoxification, lifestyle changes and counseling.
Dr. Peterson is a clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where he supervises students in Integrative Cancer Care.
Adjunct Faculty - Department of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Philp takes special interest in chronic illness, autoimmune disease, pain management, women’s health, therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy.
Dr. Poling's interests include family medicine/primary care, public health and pediatrics.
Janna Rome is trained in craniosacral work, certified in the use of low-level laser therapy and particularly enjoys working with complicated emotional and health conditions.
Dr. Rosen's clinical interests include the application of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions for treatment of anxiety, depression, habit disorders, stress-related conditions and optimal performance.
Dr. Rubinstein's clinical interests include the treatment of chronic pain, fibromyalgia and dermatological complaints.
Allen Sayigh, manager of the Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine Dispensary, is responsible for formulating herbal remedies for patients and overseeing the dispensary's operations.
Ms. Scott specializes in auricular acupuncture and gentle Japanese-style acupuncture incorporating Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapy and Toyohari Japanese Meridian Therapy incorporating palpation of the abdomen, meridians and pulses to inform how best to approach treating the patient's health care concerns.
Dr. Simon believes in finding the best approach to support his patient’s health goals and this begins with listening whole-heartedly to their concerns and motivations.
Dr. Standish, a faculty supervisor in the Integrative Cancer Care specialty shift, has clinical interests including naturopathic oncology and neurology, chronic hepatitis C, as well as basic neuroscience research.
Dr. Tseng's clinical interests include internal medicine, gynecology, cancer management and nutritional therapy.
Dr. Wallace, chief medical officer at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, strives to support the healing power of nature through the use of nutrition, lifestyle counseling, natural therapeutics and a strong commitment to the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Wang's clinical interests include internal disease, cancer and pain-related conditions.
Dr. Yu is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She sees patients on the clinical theatre rotation and regularly supervises students as a substitute on both Acupuncture as well as Chinese Herbal Medicine shifts. Dr.
Didactic adjunct faculty for physical examination and diagnosis, botanical medicine classes, counseling and behavioral medicine classes.
ND clinical adjunct faculty.
ND — Naturopathic Doctor
MD — Medical Doctor
LAc — Licensed Acupuncturist
DiplAc — Board Certified in Acupuncture
DAOM — Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
RN — Registered Nurse
RD — Registered Dietitian
PhD — Doctoral Degree
MS — Master of Science
PT — Physical Therapist
MPH — Masters of Public Health
LM — Licensed Midwife
MD (China) — Prior license as a medical doctor in China
DHANP — Diplomate of Homeopathic Association of Naturopathic Physicians
CDE — Certified Diabetes Educator
CD — Certified Dietitian
LMHC — Licensed Mental Health Counselor