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.

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!

Lauren Lawler

Lauren Lawler, MD, physician, International District ClinicLocation(s):

International District

Language:

English

Degree:

MD, MPH

Education:

Undergraduate, University of Washington
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health
Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am inspired by the deep roots ICHS has in the community and the passionate commitment of its providers and staff to high quality health care, equity and social justice.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My primary goal as a provider is to serve as an advocate and partner for my patients and their families to help them achieve wellness. I enjoy the variety of family medicine and find joy in building relationships with my patients over time

Interesting Note About Myself:

In my free time I love to spend time gardening and cooking/baking and am excited for my young son to join me in the kitchen and garden when he is older.

Naoko Metz

Naoko Metz, BH Specialist, Bellevue ClinicLocation(s):

Bellevue

Language:

English, Japanese

Degree:

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Education:

Trinity Western University

Certification:

LMHC

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working in a multicultural environment where everyone is welcomed and treated with respect.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My treatment philosophy is non-judgmental and strength-based through a biopsychosocial framework. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic modalities to foster the healing process for my clients.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy hiking, arts and meditation.

Diane Chen

Location(s):

International District

Language:

English, Mandarin

Certification:

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Certificate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

Education:

Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

To serve the Asian and local community with other highly skilled and compassionate health care providers.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I seek to understand and assist every patient in moving toward their health goals, taking into account their individual constitution and environment.