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New program pairs Bastyr naturopaths with doctors, nurses July 15, 2007

Posted by Dreamhealer in Health.

BastyrGroup Health Cooperative and Bastyr University have begun a new partnership to bridge the divide between conventional and alternative medicine, officials announced this week.

Starting this summer, students in their final year at Bastyr University’s naturopathic medicine program will have the chance to shadow Group Health doctors and nurses during patient visits.

Students will observe patients, learn how various health conditions are treated with conventional medicine, and answer questions about naturopathic alternatives, said Dr. Bill Huff, a family physician and medical director of Group Health’s alternative-services division. The students will not diagnose or treat patients.

“The whole point was to develop an avenue for the two medical fields to interact,” Huff said. Read More…


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