Julie Do

Location:

International District

Language:

English, Vietnamese

Medical Degree:

Medical Doctor

Education:

University of Washington School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I wholeheartedly believe in ICHS’s mission and am honored to work alongside staff members who strive to care for the disadvantaged/underserved in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I hope to develop genuine therapeutic relationships with my patients. My goal is to partner with patients to provide high-quality care so that they feel empowered to achieve their own definition of “good health”. My absolute passion is serving the immigrant and refugee communities of Seattle, and I cannot think of a greater place to do that than ICHS.

Interesting Note About Myself:

My favorite Vietnamese dish is very spicy bun bo hue. I worked for a Vietnamese clinic in the International District for seven years before becoming a doctor.

Congressman Adam Smith visits ICHS to hear API community concerns following the Covid-19 epidemic

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L-R: Michael Byun, executive director at Asian Counseling & Referral Service, Teresita Batayola, CEO and President at ICHS, Maiko Winkler-Chin, executive director at Seattle Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority, Congressman Adam Smith, Ron Chew, foundation executive director at ICHS, Nigel Lo, CEO at KinOn, and Dr. Asqual Getaneh, ICHS chief medical officer. Photo by Rick Wong.

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9) visited the International Community Health Services (ICHS) medical-dental clinic in the Chinatown-International District on March 6, to address the impacts Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus, is having on the local Asian Pacific Islander community. The congressman joined Teresita Batayola. ICHS CEO, Dr. Asqual Getaneh, ICHS chief medical officer, and leaders from several neighboring nonprofits, including Maiko Winkler-Chin, executive director at Seattle Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority, Michael Byun, executive director at Asian Counseling & Referral Service, and Nigel Lo, CEO at KinOn.

One of the key topics of discussion was how community health service providers are faring amid the outbreak. ICHS has been proactively working with public health officials in Public Health — Seattle & King County and staff of the County Executive and Seattle Mayor’s office to coordinate its response and to educate the public on personal hygiene and social distancing to decrease the risk of transmission.

“Local and state health workers across Washington are working around the clock to combat the coronavirus outbreak and I thank them for their lifesaving efforts,” said Rep. Smith.

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Community members discuss efforts to address Covid-19 with Rep. Adam Smith. Photo by Rick Wong.

Community leaders also discussed concerns regarding the impact on Asian-owned businesses and workers, as well as more vulnerable members of the community, such as the elderly. They reported an increase in anti-Asian bias and xenophobia, and shared suggestions on how the congressman and others in government could offer their support and additional resources.

“It is critical that members of the community follow guidance of health experts and avoid misinformation about coronavirus,” said. Rep. Smith. “Misinformation has led to the stigmatization of those of Asian descent based on fear and xenophobia – this is a danger to the wellbeing of our communities and to public health. We must remain unified and vigilant at this critical time to combat this epidemic and to uphold our resilient and diverse communities. I applaud ICHS, ACRS, Kin On, and other community partners for their dedication to protecting the health and wellbeing of all of our community members.”

“We appreciate Congressman Adam Smith’s longtime support – he is a strong ally as we work to address the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak together,” said Batayola. “His visit today offered a valuable chance to discuss his impact and how we can work collectively to keep our local community members safe and healthy, and help reduce the misinformed racist stigma against Asian Americans.”

Celina Hayashi Macadangdang

Location:

International District

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Medical Doctor

Education:

Scripps College
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love the sense of family and collaboration cultivated by the staff, health care providers and patients at ICHS. It is an honor to join this legacy of advocacy with such a vibrant history to serve our diverse patient population. I am thrilled to be working alongside the folks at ICHS in multi-disciplinary teams to provide culturally sensitive care and engage in the community to address social determinants of health.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Health care is a human right. It is my goal to partner with patients through all stages of their lives, helping patients harness health and health care to achieve their physical, mental, spiritual, and nutritional wellness goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy gardening, dancing, hiking, traveling and baking. My favorite foods are pinakbet, natto and rice!

Doris Chung

Locations:

ICHS Legacy House

Languages:

English, Cantonese

Degree:

BS in Chemistry & Biochemistry; MPH in Nutrition

Education:

University of Washington

Certification:

Registered Dietitian

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working with a diverse community and also appreciate the philosophy that drives the PACE model.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Patient-centered, interdisciplinary and holistic. All foods fit, in moderation.

Interesting Note about myself:

I was born in Hong Kong and lived in San Francisco for a year before moving to Seattle with my family.

Kathy Nguyen Yamamura

Kathy Nguyen Yamamura, ICHS Dentist. Seattle-International DistrictLocations:

International District

Languages:

English, Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2010

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education:

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Why I work at ICHS:

ICHS is a place that is in the same neighborhood I grew up, a place my family visits and a place where my friends work. ICHS provides the comfortable and familiar environment for our patients as well as our staff members.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to read. I am constantly reading and learning about new dental techniques and technology. In my free time, I also will read anything, including classic literature, books on the New York Times Bestsellers List, communications, investing and fashion. Let me know what you are reading when you come in for your dental appointment.