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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
Dr. Lichtenstein's clinical interests include biofeedback, craniosacral therapy, ortho-bionomy, continuum movement therapy, authentic movement and five rhythms dance.
Brenda Loew specializes in gentle Japanese-style acupuncture, primarily Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapy and Shonishin pediatric acupuncture.
Dr. Lumiere's academic and clinical interests include electroacupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy, cancer, immunity, menopause and stroke rehabilitation.
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. 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. Poling's interests include family medicine/primary care, public health and pediatrics.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Dr. Zimmerman is an adjunct faculty member at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where she supervises student physicians in the Naturopathic Medicine Department. Dr. Zimmerman also teaches courses in physical examination, counseling, and botanical medicine.