Meet the Doctor

Dr. Laura James ND FABNO in Washington state and Hawaii

Laura James, ND, FABNO

Naturopathic Oncology

Dr. Laura James is a naturopathic oncologist in private practice in Bellingham, WA. She is trained in safely managing complementary and alternative therapies for cancer patients undergoing conventional cancer treatments. She provides complementary medicine consultations regarding whole foods nutrition, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle modifications to attain optimum health during cancer treatment and after. She founded Red Cedar Wellness Center, an interdisciplinary integrative health clinic for adults in Bellevue, in 2002, and acted as medical director through 2018.

Dr. James has a bachelors’ degree from Tufts University in Boston, and her naturopathic medicine doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She has served on the Board of Team Survivor Northwest, and as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University’s Center for Natural Health. She collaborates with major medical institutions around the Puget Sound area regarding implementation of integrative medicine programs for cancer patients. She is a sought-after speaker for local and national organizations, including the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Evergreen Healthcare, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Lifeline, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Dr. Laura James

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Kelly H, “When I came to Dr. James, I was over medicated, broken and convinced that I would never have my health back. Through her strong knowledge and expertise in holistic medicine, I am healing and finding “healthy” again! Dr. James has never stopped finding ideas and ways for me to continue getting better! She has given me back hope!”

Lynda W, “As a patient living with metastatic breast cancer, I do everything my oncologist recommends, including making Laura James, ND, a key part of my healthcare team. Dr. James is expert at managing the side-effects of my traditional oncology care, and helping me maintain the healthiest “anti-cancer terrain” possible in my body. I have been doing well for 6 years with my MBC, and I am deeply grateful to Dr. James for her care, support, and expertise.”

Aliya H, “This was one of the best experiences I have had with a doctor and doctor’s office. Booking the appointment online, getting email reminders, getting new patient forms online and follow up calls made everything smooth and easy from the beginning. The office and system is clearly organized and it felt calm and peaceful when I came in for my appointment.”