Patient Care

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to creating healing environments where patients and an interprofessional team of clinicians work together to define and pursue health goals. Our patients are an integral part of the healthcare team and participate fully in the decision-making process about treatment. We currently offer integrative medicine consultations and acupuncture services. We provide consultations for patients with a variety of medical conditions, including chronic conditions, and can refer to practitioners from many different disciplines as indicated to ensure that you receive the best, most appropriate care. All patients will have a first “consult” session with Dr. Majd , in which their current health and medical history will be reviewed. Dr. Majd will evaluate the patient and their medical condition to determine if acupuncture therapy is appropriate. If time allows the treatment may start on the same session. Other modalities of Integrative Medicine such as life style, diet and supplements may be discussed as well. A new patient appointment typically lasts 30-45 minutes. Acupuncture is a technique in traditional Chinese medicine in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body using very thin needles. There has been extensive research on acupuncture, especially for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache, and it may be effective in treating other health issues. Each person will have a unique response to the treatment. At the Osher Center we bring together acupuncture treatments and Western medicine in a coordinated manner.

Finding care at the Osher Clinic for Integrative Medicine at the University of Washington:

Osher Clinic for Integrative Medicine at UW located at the UW Neighborhood Clinic in Ballard: Integrative medicine consultations and acupuncture are currently available. For Appointments: Clinic Director: Iman Majd, MD, LAc Clinic address : 1455 NW Leary Way . Ste 250, WA 98107 Clinic phone : 206.789.7777 Please note that on-line appointments at the Osher Center are not available at this time.

Other Osher Center Integrative Medicine providers

Heather Tick, MD practices at the Center for Pain Relief. She has decades of experience directing inter-disciplinary pain centers working naturopaths, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and other integrative practitioners, Since 2012 she has been at the Center for Pain Relief, University of Washington, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine as the first Gunn-Loke Endowed Professor of Integrative Pain Medicine at UW. She works as a consultant to raise pain patients’ awareness of effective nonpharmacologic care including a focus on healthy lifestyle choices. There is growing evidence that what we eat, drink, think, feel and do affects our health, improve our function and often reduce pain. For Appointments: Center for Pain Relief 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th floor Seattle, WA 98105 Phone 206-598-4282
Lu Marchand, MD, BSN is board-certified in family medicine, palliative medicine and integrative holistic medicine. At the University of Wisconsin for 23 years, she practiced primary integrative medicine for 14 years in a rural family medicine residency practice, and then worked as an integrative medicine consultant at UW Health Integrative Medicine Clinic and was clinical director of IM at the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the ProHealth Cancer Center. She was founder and director of the St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care Program in Madison, WI, and was recruited to the University of WA as director of the UW Medical Center’s (UWMC) Palliative Care Program and section chief of PC in the UW DFM. She has trained and served as faculty in a number of healing modalities, including CAPACITAR (a multicultural educational approach to healing trauma) and RISEN (Reinvesting in Spirituality and Ethics in our Networks), and she is a certified yoga teacher. Her efforts in clinical care, education and research include special interest in communication and training, focus on whole person wellness despite serious illness, resiliency and self-care in health science learners and clinicians, medical humanities, humanism, and narrative medicine interventions for well-being. She is the founding executive director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Washington. She now provides inpatient integrative palliative care at UWMC with a referral from hospital care teams. She currently does not see patients in the outpatient/clinic setting.