Our Providers

Bastyr Center 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.

Naturopathic Medicine, Team Care, Private Practice

Dr. Acosta Smith’s clinical interests include family medicine, women’s health, autoimmune disease, diabetes, migraine headaches, pulmonary medicine and pediatrics.

Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Team Care, Private Practice

Dr. Altman's clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, digestive wellness, physical medicine, acupuncture and East Asian medicine.

Naturopathic Medicine, Team Care, Private Practice

Dr. Anderson's clinical interests include family medicine, women's health, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, chronic disease prevention, integrative oncology (specifically breast cancer), autism and ADHD, autoimmune diseases and sports medicine.

Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, Private Practice

Dr. Apichai specializes in musculoskeletal concerns such as pain associated with the neck, back and legs and in headaches.

Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, Team Care

Dr. Bayer's clinical interests include treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and pain management.

Naturopathic Medicine, Team Care, Private Practice

Dr. Bender's clinical interests include integrative and holistic family medicine and mental health, and applying comprehensive approaches including dietary/lifestyle modifications, botanical medicine and homeopathy to treat a variety of health concerns.

Naturopathic Medicine, Team Care

Dr. Bosted works with the acupuncture and East Asian medicine department to oversee the integrated pain shifts, which focus on combining acupuncture and naturopathic medicine to reduce and alleviate pain.

Naturopathic Medicine, Team Care

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.

Naturopathic Medicine, Team Care

Dr. Brignall supervises the Integrative Cancer Care specialty shift at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. His special interests include cancer and pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.

Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, Team Care

Dr. Cao's clinical interests are internal medicine, cancer care, stress relief, infertility, menopause, immune support and pain control.

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Credential Definitions

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