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.

Asqual Getaneh

Asqual Getanek, medical director and physician, ICHS International District ClinicLocation:

International District

Language:

English, Amharic, Spanish

Medical Degree:

MD, MPH

Education:

University of Washington

Residency:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City

Certifications:

BLS

Why I Work at ICHS:

Because of its vision of healthier people, thriving families, empowered communities and a just society. I work at ICHS because of its commitment to its employees and because the people who work there are committed to service.

Patient Care Philosophy:

An individual’s health and health concerns are partly expressions of the individual’s unique life journey, sociocultural environment and genetic influences. A critical step in the effective delivery of quality health care is the narrative exchange between patient and clinician to understand, temper and/or harness these influences.

Interesting Note About Myself:

The highlight of my travels thus far is hiking the glaciers of Patagonia in Chile.

Alice Tin

Alice Tin, MD, Physician ICHS International District clinicLocation(s):

International District

Language:

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish

Degree:

MD, MPH

Education:

Tufts University
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS’s commitment to providing quality, culturally-sensitive and comprehensive health care resonates deeply with the type of medicine I want to practice. I am ecstatic and honored to have the opportunity to serve ICHS patients, to work alongside like-minded health care providers, and to continue to tradition of community engagement and activism in the International District.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I strongly believe that health care is a basic right regardless of ability to pay, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability. Furthermore, I believe that to provide holistic care, we must reach beyond the clinic walls to consider how environment, social economic status, and health care policies affect health. I look forward to working on multi-disciplinary teams to address these different facets of health and wellness.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I was born in New York City, and spent a significant amount of my childhood in Singapore and Hong Kong. I find great joy in witty puns and documentaries. I am working on becoming a better cyclist, and am gathering up the courage to do crossword puzzles in pen.

Hanna Ngo

Hanna Ngo, ICHS Dental Hygienist. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

International District Dental Clinic

Language:

English, Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2018

EDUcaTiON:

Associate of Science, RDH

Certification:

Certified Dental Assistant

Why I Work at ICHS:

Working at ICHS gives me an opportunity to work with underserved patients that come from a diverse background.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in not just treating my patients by cleaning their teeth but also by educating them with life style changes for healthier overall wellbeing.

Interesting Note About Myself:

Beside spending time with my family and two beautiful rescued cats, Joey and Kanobi, I enjoy activities that are good for the mind and the body.

Daryl Yao

Daryl Yao, ARNP, ICHS Nurse Practitioner. BellevueLocation:

Bellevue Medical

language:

English, Mandarin Chinese

Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing, Seattle University
Master of Health Administration, Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP Board Certified

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS because I enjoy working with patients from all parts of the world and especially the vulnerable within our community. ICHS affords me the opportunity to work with underserved patient populations such as immigrants, refugees, and the elderly. As an immigrant myself who grew up in Seattle’s International District (formerly, “Chinatown”), this is especially meaningful to me.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My philosophy for patient care is centered on a collaborative partnership with patients. As a provider, I hope to serve as my patients’ advocate by respecting their wishes while offering helpful guidance on their path toward better health and wellbeing.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am huge sports fan in general. In addition to the local sports teams here in Seattle, I am big follower of Ohio State football. Go Buckeyes!

Jason Gov

Jason Gov, ICHS Dentist. Holly ParkLocation:

Holly Park

Languages:

English, Mandarin

Degree:

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Education:

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, University of Washington

Certification:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS provides a very rewarding and enjoyable work environment. I love working with our patients. They are very kind and appreciative of our care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat patients the same way you would treat your family member. Communication is important, and a patient’s opinion is essential to providing the best care possible.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I vacation any time of the year except summertime. That’s because Seattle has such amazing outdoor opportunities. I go kayaking, fishing, and take the dog out whenever I get the chance.

John Kim

John Kim, ICHS Dentist at Seattle Holly Park ClinicWork Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Korean (limited)

Degree:

B.A. Economics, DDS

Education:

Pomona College, UCLA, Loma Linda Dental School

Certification:

DDS

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working in mission-focused healthcare, helping the Asian American as well as neighboring community, and establishing relationships with my patients and the staff at ICHS.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I try to treat each patient as a family member providing the best oral healthcare possible. I will do my best to explain all treatment so you understand exactly what is needed and what your options are, with the help of ICHS staff.  I want you to leave happy and satisfied with your oral healthcare, knowing that we care about you.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I played college soccer.  I love sweets, especially chocolate. I like to watch documentaries, YouTube, and European soccer.

Stephanie Pimienta

Stephanie Pimienta, ICHS Community AdvocateCommunity Advocate

Languages:
Spanish, English

Projects/Services:
Assist with  Apple Health and QHP enrollment,  ORCA LIFT Enrollment, Voter Registration.  Provide outreach and health education on cancer prevention, women’s health, chronic diseases, insurance access, and other general health information to individuals, families, and groups in the community and at ICHS clinics. Connect clients to resources within ICHS and to outside agencies.

Locations:
Shoreline Clinic, Hopelink center, YMCA, Shoreline/LFP Senior Center, school events, health fairs, churches

Biography:
My desire to understand the health experiences of community members stemmed from my early childhood, in which I lived in Section 8 housing in Shoreline. My Section 8 community was largely comprised of immigrant families that faced numerous barriers as they pursued health, legal, educational, and professional opportunities. My experiences since then have come together to leave me very engaged with the subject of social equity and the pursuit of providing everyone their rightful human access to quality health care.

ICHS truly is a melting pot and every day is a learning experience when I’m able to engage and with co-workers and patients from all parts of the world! My greatest strengths include my passion and profound respect for multicultural experiences and diversity.

When I joined in the Fall of 2016, I knew I wanted to be a part of ICHS because it is known as a pioneer in providing culturally appropriate and language services for the immigrant and refugee populations.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jason Chan

Jason Chan, DDS, ICHS Dentist .International DistrictLocation:

International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Certification:

Certified Invisalign Provider

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love working with a diverse population. You never know who will walk in and what story they will bring.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I try my best to always put myself in the patient’s position to understand what their needs are. Then I take the most conservative approach first to get them what they need.

Interesting Note About Myself:

My wife and I have two awesome cats, Omar and Watson.