Tiffany Wang

Tiffany Wang, MD, Physician. ICHS International District ClinicLocation:

International District

Language:

English, Mandarin

Medical Degree:

MD

Education:

Emory University School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I believe in the work that ICHS does and the community it serves.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I want my patients to feel both autonomous and supported

Interesting Note About Myself:

I lived and worked in the Marshall Islands for a year.

Vivienne Bae

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Korean

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Education:

Seattle Pacific University

Certification:

LMHC, CDP, MHP, EMMHS

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am drawn to ICHS’s commitment to serve the Asian Pacific Islander and other minority communities. With my experience and training as an ethnic minority mental health specialist, I want to serve my own community and other minority communities that may face  difficulties accessing mental health therapy due to numerous cultural issues.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in a holistic approach in clinical work. I grew up in a culturally diverse environment, which taught me how to identify issues in many different perspectives. In my clinical work, I perceive a person’s issues in a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. I care about their history, their life style, their community, and their dreams and hopes.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I find great joy in gardening because I love the earthy aroma. It grounds me and relaxes me.

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.

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

Doris Chung, PACE Dietitian, International DistrictLocations:

International District, 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.

Samantha Lee-Chiu

Location:

Bellevue

Languages:

English, Mandarin

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education:

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS because I believe in their mission to serve the community and advocate for a diverse patient population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity and have access to excellent healthcare.

interesting note about myself:

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, camping and playing with my family.

Eric ‘Ric’ Troyer

Eric 'Ric' Troyer, MD, Physician, ID ClinicLocation(s):

ICHS Legacy House

Language:

English, Spanish, Portuguese

Degree:

MD

Education:

BA, Goshen College (Indiana), Economics and Intercultural Studies
MD, Medical College of Virginia

RESIDENCY:

Family Medicine at 45th Street Clinic and Swedish Medical Center

Fellowships: 

Geriatric Medicine at Swedish Family Medicine, Faculty Development Fellowship at University of Washington

Certification:

Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

WHY I WORK AT ICHS:

I was drawn to ICHS by its commitment to service to and advocacy for underserved populations. I appreciate an organization that is committed to social justice and community engagement. And, I’m excited to join an organization supportive of programming for frail, older adults.

PATIENT CARE PHILOSOPHY:

I believe it is vital to sit down with my patients to understand their health goals and work with them to craft a care plan that helps them achieve those goals. By providing a thorough assessment that considers all aspects of their health (physical, functional, cognitive, cultural, and psychosocial) as well as conducting a complete survey of their medical concerns and treatments, I can propose a comprehensive plan to manage their chronic conditions to help them maintain their function and independence. I particularly enjoy doing this with an interdisciplinary team (key to our model in PACE) so that each patient can benefit from the perspectives of a group of healthcare professionals working together.

INTERESTING NOTE ABOUT MYSELF:

I love experiencing other cultures and have traveled, lived, and volunteered on five continents (I still need to get to Oceania). I love to bicycle and ski, cook and craft, sing, and cheer for our hometown and children’s teams.

Susan Willis

Susan Willis, Dentist, Shoreline ClinicWork Location:

Shoreline

Languages:

English

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am excited to join the ICHS Shoreline dental team. I enjoy working with a diverse population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in treating all people with respect and compassion regardless of their circumstance or cultural background.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy being outdoors whether it is biking, skiing, hiking or taking a walk in the sunshine!

Judi Epstein

Judi Epstein, ARNP, Bellevue ClinicWork Location:

Bellevue

Language(s):

English, Spanish

Degree:

MSN

Education:

University of New Mexico, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Colorado, MSN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Temple University, BSN, Nursing
State University of New York at StonyBrook, BA, Sociology & Women’s Studies

Certification:

ARNP

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am deeply aligned with the ICHS founding mission to provide culturally sensitive health care to a diverse population from around the world along with a commitment to social justice and patient advocacy.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My philosophy of practice is steeped in an Integrative Medicine approach with each person being an active partner in their own healing process. To support that healing, I offer conventional medicine; functional medicine; herbal medicine; mind/body practices (embodied movement practices, yoga, meditation and stress-reduction techniques) and nutrition support – with food as medicine.

It is my job as a health care provider to remind my patients to trust the innate wisdom of their body to heal and support them along the way.

Interesting Note about myself:

I enjoy travelling and immersing myself in other cultures. I am passionate about growing my own food, eating local, and cooking farm to fork meals. As a dancer, I often offer “dance as a prescription” and it never ceases to amaze me to see how movement and dance can help people heal and transform their lives.

Amy May Yam

Amy Yam, Medical, Bellevue ClinicLocation:

Bellevue

Language:

Language(s): English, Spanish

Degree:

MD

Education:

Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency:

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

cetification:

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love the diversity, the camaraderie, and the commitment to those who are most in need.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in the power of continuity and enjoy working with patients over time to address their personal health goals.  I am passionate about social justice and believe it is equally important to advocate for patients outside of the clinic setting in order to create a healthier community.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I have the same 3 letters in my first, middle and last name!