Shilpa Kataria

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Simmons University, MSN
Texas Woman’s University, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS’s mission aligns with that of mine to provide affordable, quality patient-centered and comprehensive health care to broad spectrum of culturally diverse patients in the community. I am thrilled to be part of such a great team at ICHS.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I want to provide high quality, holistic care to my patients by improving patient outcomes and decreasing healthcare cost.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am a nature lover and enjoy travelling.

Samantha Rothman

Location:

Shoreline, Holly Park

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Virginia Commonwealth University, MSN
Wagner College, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I was inspired by the team of providers and staff at ICHS whose mission focuses on high quality, affordable healthcare that incorporates each patient’s background and culture into the care provided. ICHS also fosters a sense of community and family within the workplace which I was instantly drawn to and wanted to be apart of.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe that developing a trusting caring relationship is the key to providing holistic, culturally competent, patient centered care. My goal is to work as a team between myself, the patient and their family to help them achieve their ultimate health and wellness goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I look forward to exploring the Seattle area, especially the restaurants and food scene! I enjoy cooking, swimming and spending time with my husband and family.

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!

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.

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.

Jessica Guh

Jessica Guh, MD, Physician, ICHS Holly Park clinicLocation(s):

Holly Park, Asian Counseling and Referral Services, Residency Site Director International District

Language:

English

Degree:

MD

Education:

University of Michigan Medical School
Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill

Certification:

Board Certified in Family Medicine
Buprenorphine/Suboxone prescriber

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love the community and sense of joint mission at ICHS. Most of our patients face significant cultural, language, and resource barriers to receiving the healthcare that they deserve. I’m proud to be part of a team that prioritizes them and helps them lead healthy and fulfilling lives. In addition to clinical work, I enjoy helping train and mentor the next generation of doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and nurses. I’m proud that ICHS not only provides clinical care, but also addresses larger social determinants of health through mentorship, advocacy, and outreach.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My goal as a doctor is to understand what my patients’ goals are and how I can help to achieve and maintain them. I love providing full spectrum care for the whole family from obstetrics to geriatrics. Specific clinical interests include addiction medicine, primary care for patients with severe mental illness, comprehensive women’s health, and addressing the impact of racism in our healthcare system.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love graphic novels and biking to work. I have a pet chinchilla named clover who I continue to bribe one raisin at a time.