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!

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.

Celina Hayashi Macadangdang

Location:

International District

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Medical Doctor

Education:

Scripps College
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love the sense of family and collaboration cultivated by the staff, health care providers and patients at ICHS. It is an honor to join this legacy of advocacy with such a vibrant history to serve our diverse patient population. I am thrilled to be working alongside the folks at ICHS in multi-disciplinary teams to provide culturally sensitive care and engage in the community to address social determinants of health.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Health care is a human right. It is my goal to partner with patients through all stages of their lives, helping patients harness health and health care to achieve their physical, mental, spiritual, and nutritional wellness goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy gardening, dancing, hiking, traveling and baking. My favorite foods are pinakbet, natto and rice!

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.

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.

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!