About

Erica J. Joseph, ND, LAc, FABNO

Dr. Joseph received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine, master’s in acupuncture, and bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Bastyr University. She is a board certified naturopathic oncologist and the first graduate of the two-year Seattle Integrative Oncology residency program. While Dr. Joseph specializes in all aspects of naturopathic oncology, she is also a licensed acupuncturist and uses treatments to manage side effects such as nausea, fatigue, hot flashes, and neuropathy. Dr. Joseph sees patients in multiple locations and is one of a few local practitioners to offer naturopathic oncology consultations and acupuncture treatments in the same visit. She empowers her clients to take an active role in their healthcare, and she places a high value on their opinions and the relationships they form. She regularly teaches classes on a variety of cancer-related topics like nutrition, supplements, managing side effects of treatment, prevention, and other issues that concern cancer patients and survivors. Outside of her clinical practice, Dr. Joseph is the president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, as well as an active committee member for the conference content committee. On behalf of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Joseph is delegate for the House of Delegates for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine.

 

Jenna K. Bailey, ND, FABNO

Dr. Bailey received her bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. She is also a graduate of the two-year Seattle Integrative Oncology residency program and is board certified. Jenna gives talks on naturopathic care and natural health at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership’s Survivorship Series in Everett, as well as nutrition presentations at Providence Integrative Cancer Care in Lacey/Olympia. With her background in laboratory sciences and special interest in hematological cancers, Dr. Bailey combines a strong technical understanding of disease with her desire to care for patients. She believes in providing every patient with foundational treatment to make sure they are getting proper sleep, nutrients, vitamins, and hydration, while building a therapeutic relationship to treat the whole person.

 

Meghan Zech, ND, FABNO*

Dr. Zech is a Seattle local and graduate of Bastyr University where she earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine.  While completing her doctorate, she served as a counselor in the Counseling Center, volunteered extensively with community outreach programs and worked as a teaching assistant in multiple departments.  During this time, she also practiced as a certified massage therapist in a local clinic and started a catering company where she was able to implement her interest and high regard for nutrition into delicious cuisine. Prior to her career in medicine, Dr. Zech attended California Polytechnic State University where she attained a bachelors of architecture and has also spent time living, studying and working abroad. 

More recently, Dr. Zech has completed the two-year Seattle Integrative Oncology residency program and is board eligible. She has an interest in nutrition, herbal interventions and the mind-body connection in the context of integrative cancer care.  She actively participates and attends annual conferences in nutrition, metabolic health and oncology.

Jessica Harrigan, ND, LAc

The newest member to the Seattle Integrative Oncology team, Jessica Harrigan is

presently undergoing a two-year naturopathic oncology residency. Dr. Harrigan received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a focus in genetics and developmental biology from Arizona State University. She later earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and masters in acupuncture and oriental medicine from Bastyr University. Throughout undergraduate and graduate school, she worked in the fitness community and remains passionate about incorporating movement into her patients’ lives. In addition to naturopathic medicine, Dr. Harrigan is also a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner and is looking forward to providing these modalities in the context of integrative cancer care.

 

Gabriela Emond

As our Seattle based Office Coordinator, Gabriela performs the scheduling, record collection, and billing services for Seattle Integrative Oncology since March 2018. With nine years experience offering administrative support in various healthcare settings, Gabriela enjoys following patients from registration to long-term care. She is available to help make this process as easy as possible for new and returning patients.
While participating in community outreach events for cancer patients and survivors, Gabriela is pursuing her license in massage therapy at Cortiva Institute in Seattle. She plans to specialize in treatment focussed massage and obtain further certification in treating and meeting the needs of oncology patients.
Chad Aschtgen, ND, FABNO

Dr. Aschtgen is a board certified expert in the field of naturopathic oncology who has helped thousands of patients since receiving his doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. He opened Seattle Integrative Oncology in 2008 and has built it into the region’s premier naturopathic oncology clinic operating from three locations – Seattle, Everett, and Olympia. Today, Seattle Integrative Oncology is Providence’s exclusive regional partner in the field of naturopathic oncology. We offer the only hospital-based, integrative cancer treatment program and the only naturopathic oncology residency in the state.

Dr. Aschtgen is a frequent lecturer and writer on the topic of naturopathic oncology. He has spoken at events hosted by The American Cancer Society, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), Swedish Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership, the Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Society, Bastyr University, Gilda’s Club, Group Health/Kaiser Permanente and more. He was a co-investigator of a study sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on outcomes of Breast Cancer patients who received integrative oncology treatments. Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington State Department of Health Board of Naturopathy, Dr. Aschtgen helps shape policies that promote the delivery of quality healthcare to state residents as the chair of the Washington State Board of Naturopathy. He has also served on the Board of Examiners for the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, and a member of several professional organizations. Dr. Aschtgen works closely with patients and their oncologists using vitamins, herbal medicines, mineral therapies, and nutrition to create custom plans that increase the efficacy of treatment, manage symptoms, and help patients reach their optimal health. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or a long-term survivor, those facing the difficulties of cancer have a great resource in Dr. Aschtgen.