Lili Sperry

Lili Sperry, MD, Physician, ICHS Shoreline ClinicWork Location:

Shoreline

Degree:

MD

Certification:

Buprenorphine/Suboxone prescriber

Why I Work at ICHS:

I was drawn to ICHS for the following reasons:

  • Its community health model
  • It is mission driven
  • It provides culturally appropriate healthcare
  • It’s wonderful people

Interesting Note About Myself:

I previously worked as a foreign medical doctor. I worked as a general practitioner in Spain and with Doctors Without Borders.

Megan Wilbert

Work Location:

Shoreline

Degree:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing, Seattle University

Residency:

International Community Health Services (ICHS)

Certification:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am proud that ICHS was created in the 1970s by the community we serve in the International District. We honor our community organizing history and strive to be accountable to our patients and families.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Giving patients and families a sense of their own power.  Developing relationships with patients to make health decisions together as a team.

Interesting Note About Myself:

Born and raised in South Seattle. I live with my husband, stepson, and our terrier puppy. I am passionate about organizing communities to end racism and poverty.

 

Angela Yue

Angela Yue, MD, Physician, Internaitonal District clinicLocation:

Bellevue

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

MD, Wayne State University

Education:

University of Washington Family Medicine Residency

Certification:

MD

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working with not only a diverse patient population but also, a diverse staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe that all patients should have access to quality health care, no matter their background, income or status. I also feel that it is important to include patients in making decisions about their health care as much as possible.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am originally from Canada. I enjoy spending time with my husband and young daughter.

Kelli Hiraoka

Kelli Hiraoka, FNP-C, ICHS Nurse Practitioner. Holly ParkLocation:

Holly Park Clinic

Degree:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Education:

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing – MSN, BSN

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of the ICHS family, having the strong mission and vision towards improving the health services of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community.  ICHS fosters a culturally sensitive setting where patients receive the highest quality of care.  In addition, the organization encourages a learning development to strengthen and broaden the staff’s skill set.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe patients and families know themselves well.  I am committed to developing a partnership of care with services that are tailored to the individual.  I feel very privileged to be a part of each patient’s journey towards optimum health.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy outdoor activities, exploring Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, watching documentary films, discovering good food spots, and going on road trips (I have driven across the country twice).  I am a huge animal lover and love spending time with my tabby cat and new puppy.

Maura Carroll

Maura Carroll, ICHS Nurse Practitioner. BellevueLocation:

Bellevue

Languages:

English, Spanish

Degree:

DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Education:

University of Washington; Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Tulane University School of Public Health (MPH)

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am inspired by the mission and vision of ICHS to provide culturally appropriate health care to a diverse population while aiming to build healthier families and communities. Further, I am inspired by the dedication and passion that the ICHS team shares with each and every patient.

Patient Care Philosophy:

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I believe in building strong partnerships with patients and families to educate, support and promote healthy lifestyles and optimal health outcomes.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy traveling around the globe as well as around the PNW. When I have free time I enjoy cooking and exploring restaurants around Seattle. Also, I enjoy competing in triathlons and open water swimming events.

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson, ARNP, ICHS Nurse Pracitioner. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

International District

Language:

English

Degree:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Education:

MSN from Seattle University; BA from Willamette University

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner & Certified Nurse Midwife

Why I Work at ICHS:

I have dedicated my career to the promotion of social justice via healthcare, and I see a direct alignment of these values with the mission of ICHS. I am passionate about working in community health and feel especially drawn to patients who are new to this country.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I am a strong patient advocate, and believe in partnering with patients to work towards the common goal of improving health. I have a holistic approach, and aim to develop lasting relationships with my patients. I am particularly passionate about reducing barriers to care.

Interesting Note About Myself:

When I have free time, I love cycling, gardening, and swimming in Lake Washington.

Jenny Abrams

Jennifer Abrams, ICHS Physician. Holly ParkLocation:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Spanish

Year joined ICHS:

2014

Medical Degree:

MD

Education:

Swedish Cherry Hill Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Certification:

Board certified in Family Medicine
Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine
Buprenorphine/Suboxone prescriber

Languages:

Spanish, English

Why I Work at ICHS:

Health is a fundamental human right. I’m proud to work for an organization rooted in our community, and dedicated to working with people from around the world.

Patient Care Philosophy:

The body has an innate ability to heal. To support that healing, I combine conventional medicine with nutrition, stress reduction techniques, herbal medicine, functional medicine, yoga-based physical therapy and osteopathy. My role as a physician is to try to understand all aspects of my patients’ lives, accompany them throughout the ups and downs, and empower them to make change.

Clinical areas of interest:

Women’s health, natural childbirth, Integrative medicine, addiction, Latino health, immigrant health, and LGBTQ health.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love learning about other cultures and travel as much as possible. In Seattle I spend my free time blues dancing, practicing yoga, enjoying the outdoors, and cooking healthy seasonal food.

Edith (Didi) Burpee

Edith (Didi) Burpee ARNP, ICHS Nurse Practitioner, Seattle World SchoolLocation:

Seattle World School

Languages:

English, Spanish

Year Joined ICHS:

2011

Degree:

Master’s of Science in Nursing

Education:

University of Pennsylvania

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS has a strong commitment to public health and has a good network of community support. I love working with students and staff from a diversity of cultures at the ICHS school-based clinic.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I enjoy working with adolescents and their families. It is an opportunity to be involved in an important turning point in their lives, focusing on preventive health education and good health care practices.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I live in central Seattle with two dairy goats, six chickens, two hives of bees, three cats, two daughters and my husband.

Note:

An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner has additional training, education and clinic experience, typically in a specialized area, and who can deliver primary care.

Alan Chun

Alan Chun, ICHS Physician. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

International District

Language:

English

Year Joined ICHS:

1994

Medical Degree:

Medical Doctor

Education:

University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Residency:

Kaiser/University of Hawaii Family Practice

Why I Work at ICHS:

I want to serve the Asian immigrant population, particularly the elderly. I like being able to learn about Chinese culture and to practice speaking a little Cantonese.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Health care is a right and should not be limited by lack of ability to pay or lack of English proficiency. Everyone deserves quality, evidence-based health care appropriate for that person’s age and health condition.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to learn about new things and enjoy teaching and sharing what I have learned with others.