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New Name & Expanded Services Announced for Seattle's Largest Natural Health Facility; 'Bastyr Center for Natural Health' Reflects Larger Vision.

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KENMORE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2001

Jane Guiltinan, ND, announced a new name for the Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic, which has been serving patients in the Seattle area since 1980.

"The Bastyr Center for Natural Health more accurately reflects the wide range of services we now offer to the community," said Dr. Guiltinan, Bastyr University's Dean of Clinical Affairs. "We wanted to acknowledge our significant growth as well as allow for flexibility in the future."

Many Seattleites remember the university teaching clinic's original storefront location in the University District, which provided naturopathic medicine services to a few thousand patients per year. The Center, which relocated to Wallingford in 1990, now encompasses a three-story office building and provides acupuncture and Oriental medicine, nutritional and lifestyle counseling services as well as naturopathic medicine in over 30,000 patient visits annually through its Team Care service.

In another expansion move, the Center will open its Practitioner Care service during January 2001. Practitioner Care is the group private practice of leading physicians and practitioners from the Bastyr University faculty. Among those practicing there will be Dr. Guiltinan, Lise Alschuler, ND, and Leanna Standish, ND, PhD, Lac.

Dr. Guiltinan has been in practice for 15 years and has been a member of the faculty at Bastyr University since 1984. She was appointed to the Board of Directors of Harborview Medical Center in 1998 and named the 1995 Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Alschuler has been in practice 7 years and has been a member of the Bastyr faculty since 1994. She has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally, on naturopathic and herbal medicine. Seattle Magazine listed both physicians among Seattle's "Top Doctors" this fall.

Dr. Standish serves as Director of the Bastyr University Research Institute, and has over twenty-five years experience as a research scientist. She currently serves as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Bastyr Center for Natural Health offers comprehensive primary and specialty natural health care at its offices at 45th & Stoneway in Seattle. The center is part of Bastyr University, one of the world's leading centers of natural health education and research. The Bastyr Dispensary (a full-service natural product dispensary), a Chinese herbal medicine dispensary and a medical laboratory are also housed at the facility.

Team Care offers high quality natural health care services in naturopathic medicine (including homeopathy, physical medicine and botanical medicine), in acupuncture and Oriental medicine (including Chinese herbal medicine, traditional Chinese massage and acupressure) and in nutritional and psychological counseling. In addition, the Food Allergy Program and the Immune Wellness Clinic for HIV/AIDS offer integrated care from a variety of departments. In Team Care, a team consisting of an experienced, licensed health professional and two advanced student clinicians work with each patient.

Practitioner Care is the group private practice of members of Bastyr University's faculty and staff. An individual practitioner sees patients. Both Team and Practitioner Care practitioners collaborate with conventional medicine providers on coordinated treatment plans as indicated by the patient's situation. Participating insurance plans and credit cards are accepted. To make a Team Care appointment or for more information on its services, patients should call 206/834-4100. To make a Practitioner Care appointment or for more information, patients should call 206/834-4190.

About Bastyr University

Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash. is a fully accredited institution, internationally recognized as a pioneer in the study of natural healing. It is the leading university for natural health sciences in the United States, encompassing a multidisciplinary curriculum, a world renowned research institute and the largest natural health clinic in the state of Washington. Founded in 1978, Bastyr University integrates the pursuit of scientific knowledge with the wisdom of ancient healing methods and traditional cultures from around the world. Its mission is to serve as a leader -- a vital force -- in the improvement of the health and well being of the human community through education, research and community health care.
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