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Providers

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Stanlee Lu
Medical Oncologist

ACUPUNCTURIST

Cassie Lowe
L.Ac., MSAOM

NATUROPATHIC

Craig Peterson
ND, L.Ac., FABNO

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MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Stanlee Lu, Medical Oncologist

Favorite Mantra: “Adding life to years, not years to life.”

Phone: 253-382-6300      Fax: 253-382-6301   Web: www.salishcancercenter.com

Dr. Lu is from the Philippines, where he finished his medical degree at one of the top medical institutions in the country, the Cebu Institute of Medicine.  Before emigrating from his home country to train in the United States, he helped run a 25-bed hospital to provide medical care to needy patients.  It was during this time that he further realized the importance of providing compassionate care to patients.  

He finished his internal medicine residency in Westchester Medical Center University Hospital in Valhalla, NY. He trained in Hematology and Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where he also served as chief fellow.  

He served as medical director for the oncology service line at Trios Hospital in Kennewick, WA, where he worked from 2013- 2017 before moving to Seattle, WA.  During his time in eastern Washington, he was continually active in promoting cancer awareness in the community and gave talks and lectures.  He also helped raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society when he ran his first Marathon in 2016.  

He currently serves as the medical director at Salish Cancer Center, an entity proudly owned by the Puyallup Tribe serving both native and non-native patients.  He aims to bridge the gap in healthcare disparities seen in both indigenous and needy patients.  He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.  He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.   

He is an avid hiker and enjoys his free time backpacking and enjoying the pacific northwest scenery. In addition, he spends quality time with his two boys, Hobart and Hughes (Golden Retrievers) that he brings to work with him sometimes.  

Education:

  • 1997 – Cebu Velez College, Cebu City Philippines, BS in Medical Technology & Clinical Laboratory Science,
  • 2002 – Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City, Philippines, Doctor of Medicine
  • 2010 – Internal Medicine Resident, New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center University Hospital
  • 2013 – Hematology and Oncology Fellow, Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
  • 2012 – 2013 – Chief Fellow, Hematology and Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital/ Washington Hospital Center

Honors/Awards:

  • Academic excellence in Microbiology
  • Academic excellence in Parasitology
  • Academic excellence in Anatomy
  • Academic excellence in History
  • Academic excellence in Neuroanatomy
  • Overall rank upon completion of Medical degree:2nd
  • Philippine Medical Technology Licensure Examination September 1997 – Board Top notched (Rank: 1) out of more than 1,800 examinees

Active Membership:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Personal Interest:

Exploring the outdoors, loves to run, hike, backpack, kayak, and travel

 ACUPUNCTURIST

Cassie Lowe, L.Ac., MSAOM

Favorite Mantra: “Positive intentions result in the positive outcome.

Phone: 253-382-6300      Fax: 253-382-6301   Web: www.salishcancercenter.com

Cassie is passionate about the Chinese Healing tradition, which includes acupuncture, herbs, diet therapy, Qi Gong to the community. 

Cassie works with cancer patients because they suffer so much, not just from the disease but from the conventional therapies. Although she has seen the benefits that cancer patients receive from acupuncture, it can be life-changing.  These benefits are increased energy, increased appetite, reduced nausea, controlling pain and neuropathy, calming anxiety and fear, and regulating their body system. 

Cassie loves working at Salish Cancer Center because she believes that Integrative therapy helps the patient’s cancer journey.

Education:

  • 1994 – University of Washington – BS, Biochemistry
  • 2000 – Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington M.S.A.O.M

Board Certification: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Diplomate of Acupuncture since 2001

Awards: 

Bastyr University Presidential Scholarship

Personal Interests:

Cassie is married and has one daughter.  She lives in Seattle and volunteers at many community functions such as Seattle King County Clinic, Big Climb-Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lord’s Table Feeding homeless in downtown Seattle, and World Concern. In addition, she enjoys running, cooking, and serving with Children and Family Ministry Programs at church.

NATUROPATHIC ONCOLOGIST

Craig Peterson, ND, L.Ac., FABNO

Favorite Mantra: “Be tough, yet gentle. Humble, yet bold. Swayed always by beauty and truth.” – Bob Pieh

Phone: 253-382-6300     Fax: 253-382-6301  Web: www.salishcancercenter.com

Dr. Peterson was born in northern Minnesota and raised recreating and working in environmental stewardship of Minnesota’s many famous streams, lakes, and forests.

Dr. Peterson has over 20 years of experience in traditional and complementary, holistic education program administration. Before his education, training, and career in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Peterson worked in outdoor education and had the great pleasure of guiding people on remote wilderness expeditions. Dr. Peterson has worked all over the U.S. and in various international locations. He continues to “sneak” out and teach outdoor recreation in his free time.

Dr. Peterson is an Adjunct Faculty member at Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, and East Asian Medicine departments. In addition, he teaches didactic classes and supervises students at The Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching clinic of the university.

Education:

  • 1995 – University of Minnesota – Duluth, BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry
  • 2011 – Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Science Acupuncture
  • 2011-2013 – Naturopathic Oncology & Hematology Resident, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Zion, Illinois

Active Memberships:

  • Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Personal Interest:

Dr. Peterson enjoys outdoor recreation and instruction, reading, fishing, and projects around the house.