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.

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:

ANRP

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.

Nakao Metz

Naoko Metz, Behavioral health 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

Diane Chen, Acupuncturist, International District ClinicLocation(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.

 

Shing (Christine) Tsui

Shing O. [Christine] Tsui, BH Specialist, Shoreline ClinicLocation:

Shoreline

Languages:

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Degree:

MA in Psychology

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love working at the Shoreline clinic because I have a very short commute. More importantly, the mission of ICHS is aligned with my own – providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services and promoting health equity for all.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My patient care philosophy is rooted in person-centeredness, where the patient is empowered to maintain control over their treatment goals and services. I also strive to create a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with each patient, which helps build a foundation for change and growth.

Interesting Note About Myself:

In my spare time, I enjoy dabbling in artistic pursuits such as painting, sewing and making pottery art.

Jessica Vuong

Location(s):

ICHS Vision Clinic

Language:

English, Vietnamese, Spanish

Degree:

OD

Education:

University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry

Certification:

Doctor of Optometry

Why I Work at ICHS:

I look forward to caring for a diverse patient population via collaboration within the healthcare community. My experiences throughout my career have enabled me to engage with multicultural communities and to work with individuals of various ages ranging from infancy to geriatrics.

Patient Care Philosophy:

With every patient encounter, I strive to provide thorough care and to educate so that patients are able to understand the full picture of their ocular health.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am originally from California. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, going to different national parks, and trying out new restaurants.

Tanvi Kacheria

Location:

Seattle World School, Mobile Dental Clinic

Languages:

English, Hindi, Gujarati

degree:

BDS, MSD

Education:

University of Washington, Mumbai

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love working with a diverse population and serving the community.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treating the whole patient and integrating all aspects of medicine so patient can achieve optimal oral health.

Interesting Note About Myself:

Enjoy traveling with my family, cooking and painting.

Mindi Tambellini

Location:

Seattle World School

Languages:

English, Vietnamese

Education:

BA, School for International Training, Brattleboro VT
MA, Naropa University, Boulder CO

Certification:

LMHC, MHP, CMHS

Why I Work at ICHS:

It has been my goal since first traveling abroad during my undergraduate studies to support better futures for youth and families experiencing trauma and loss associated with war and displacement. I believe that the behavioral health program at ICHS shares these goals and I am so excited to be joining this team.

Patient Care Philosophy:

There is no one size fits all model for behavioral health, especially when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Patients are at the center of treatment. I work to bring diverse tools, meet patients where they are at and offer creativity, support and empathy to help them reach their goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’ve spent in total almost a year in India and Nepal over several trips.