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.

Ramona Pintea

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Graceland University, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Graceland University, BSN
Shoreline Community College, ADN

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I feel privileged to be part of an organization and a team that supports health care as a human right and is committed to providing high-quality care services to a diverse patient population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My goal is to build a strong and trusting patient-provider relationship where patients are engaged and empowered in their own care. I believe in patient-centered care and equitable health care access.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I was born and raised in northern Romania. I enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.

Melissa Frondozo

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Seattle Pacific University

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner – AANP

Why I Work at ICHS:

Not only do my personal core values align with the values outlined in ICHS’s welcoming statement, I am also proud to have the opportunity to serve in an organization that is dedicated to delivering compassionate care to culturally diverse neighborhoods in the Seattle area.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in partnering with the patient and their families to empower them in their decision-making process regarding their health and well-being so they can improve their quality of life and enjoy their time together.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’m a military brat and spouse, but a Seattle native at heart. I love spending time with family and friends, and enjoy doing CrossFit, hiking and running to balance my sweet tooth and all of the food that I love to eat.

Carmen Mei

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English

Degree:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Education:

University of Illinois at Chicago, DNP
Georgetown University, BSN

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner- AANP Certified (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am passionate about ICHS’s mission and vision to provide high-quality, culturally sensitive care to patients, families, and communities. I enjoy working alongside my colleagues who share the same goal of ensuring that every patient receives high-quality, comprehensive care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I strongly believe in collaborative, patient-centered care to work with my patients as a team to achieve their health and wellness goals. My favorite part of being a health care provider is building trusting relationships with my patients to better understand and serve them.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I was born and raised in the Chicago Chinatown community. In my free time, I like to travel, cook, and hang out with my two cats Amelie and Leon.

Catherine Moonan

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Vanderbilt University, MSN
Centre College, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love ICHS’s mission, diversity, and commitment to community health. It’s a joy to work with colleagues who are so dedicated to improving the quality of our care and the depth of our impact.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Everyone deserves high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate health care and a provider that they can trust. I strive to always be worthy of that trust and to help my patients choose their best paths to health and wellness.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love projects that allow me to experience new things, especially when it involves reading, writing, hiking, or traveling. For example, I am reading a book from every country in the world: 26 read so far and 169 to go!

Hong Chang

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English, Vietnamese

EDUcaTiON:

Associate of Art and Science
Associate of Dental Hygiene

Certification:

BLS

Why I Work at ICHS:

I volunteered at ICHS while in college 10 years ago and I fell in love with the multicultural and diverse setting that ICHS provided. I am grateful for organizations like ICHS, which provide affordable and quality health care for all and I am honored to be a part of the organization.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat patients with the best care like I would want to be treated.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I had major dental anxiety growing up and I had my very first dental cleaning at ICHS International District clinic after I immigrated to America. The kindness and patience that the doctor and clinic staff exhibited helped me overcome my anxiety and motivated me to work in the dental field.

Maria Choi

Work Location:

Shoreline

Languages:

English, Korean

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working in a community health care setting. I am also completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I aim to make all patients feel welcome, comfortable and confident about their dental care. I believe kindness and compassion are key.

Farah Karim

Work Location:

Shoreline

Languages:

English

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Certification:

Western Regional Examining Board, 2019

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I want to help improve access to care in my community, and I always strive to provide patient-centered, quality care.

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.