Andrea Liem

Andrea Liem, OD, Optometrist. International District Vision ClinicLocation:

ICHS Vision Clinic

language:

English

Degree:

OD

Education:

State University of New York College of Optometry

Certification:

Doctor of Optometry

Why I Work at ICHS:

Having worked in densely populated areas throughout New York City, I find it fascinating to encounter patients from a diversity of backgrounds. It is through these experiences that have shaped me into the provider that I am today- one that is passionate about serving culturally diverse individuals.  After returning to my hometown of Washington, it is my goal to continue to serve the community that I grew up in.

Patient Care Philosophy:

As a primary eye care provider I strive to improve the lives of my patients by optimizing their vision and ocular health.  I feel that every patient should be given the opportunity to see their best and it is my goal to help them achieve this through quality care and careful patient education.

Interesting Note About Myself:

On my free time I enjoy exploring new hiking trails throughout the Pacific Northwest and discovering new foods with my young daughter and husband.

William (Bill) Hoskyn

Work Location:

Shoreline

Degree:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French, Duke University

Certification:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS because of its commitment to serving people that would otherwise have little access to health care.  I also chose this organization because the staff is passionate about their work and is committed to giving our patients high-quality care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

As a provider I seek to collaborate with patients to optimize their health so that they can work, care for their loved ones, and lead meaningful lives. I believe that health is multidimensional and not just physical, and I strongly value preventive medicine in order to avoid or minimize future disease.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but after college I left the muggy South for the beautiful and more temperate Pacific Northwest. I love to travel, hike, play board games, sing karaoke, and rock climb. I love seeing patients across the lifespan, and I have a soft spot in my heart for LGBTQ health and palliative and end-of-life care.

Solomuna Habtu

Location:

Shoreline Clinic

Languages:

English, Tigrinia

Year Joined ICHS:

2016

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education:

University of Missouri- Kansas City

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS to have the opportunity to work with patients and staff who come from all over the world. This organization also feels like a family and I enjoy that aspect too.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I aim to provide the care, support, and education to my patients to the best of my abilities. I want them to see me as a partner in achieving and maintaining good oral health and overall well-being.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to watch sports (Go St. Louis Cardinals!), adventure, and travel.

Hien-Thao Phan

Hien-Thao Phan, MSW, ICHS Behaviorial Health Specialist. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

Seattle – International District

Language:

English

Year Joined ICHS:

7/2016

Degree:

Masters of Social Work

Why I Work at ICHS:

I’ve known about ICHS for a long time and I’m glad to finally be working here. I like that ICHS works and engages the API community in various ways. The vision and mission of ICHS also aligned with what I want for the community, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to work here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Patient centered, strength based, and mindful of patient’s experiences, culture, and background.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to garden and see the results of my hard work. I’m into organic gardening, native plants, and ways to keep the native bee population thriving. In my down time, I watch Korean drama, swim, and play ping-pong.

Tiffany Ho

Tiffany Ho, ICHS Physician. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

Seattle – International District

languages:

English, Mandarin

Degree:

MD, MPH

Education:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

As an advocate for community health, I am excited to join an organization that dedicates its services to the local community. I am incredibly honored to be a part of this wonderful community. I still clearly recall the first time I toured the clinic on my interview day, and was fortunate enough to visit again the following day. Both times I walked through the corridors in awe at the comprehensive, and innovative, resources available to the community this clinic serves. This clinic aligns well with multiple personal interests I have including the integration of East-West medicine, behavioral health counseling, and most importantly, providing culturally sensitive multi-disciplinary care to patients of diverse backgrounds.

Patient Care Philosophy:

To provide quality, holistic care to patients of all backgrounds, and to promote healthy mental and physical well-being. Primary care is necessary but not sufficient to improve the health of communities, partnerships with local organizations and community advocates are also essential.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am open to trying new things – whether it’s activities, food, music, or anything adventurous! I enjoy baking more than eating my own creations, and love to hike, as well as climb.

 

 

Lisa Chan

Lisa Chan, ICHS Physican. Seattle-International DistrictLOCATION:

Seattle – International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese, Toisanese

Degree:

M.D.

Education:

Pennsylvania State University

Why I Work at ICHS:

The vibrant neighborhood, passionate staff, and diverse patients drew me to ICHS. I’m excited to work in a clinic that is so active and engaged in the community it serves.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My philosophy and goal is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to go hiking and try new foods. I also have a cat who does tricks.

I’m a native of Salt Lake City, and I grew up speaking Toisanese and some Cantonese at home. I studied chemistry and Chinese language & literature as an undergrad at the University of Utah. After working for two years as a lab technician and nurse aide, I moved out east to attend Penn State University for medical school where I became involved in various organizations including a student-run free clinic, geriatric interest group, and mentoring program for at-risk youth. In my free time, I like to draw, paint, run, hike, and dabble in rock climbing. I also have a dog trapped inside a cat’s body named Toby whom I have trained to do various tricks.

Heidi Boon

Heidi Boon, PA. ShorelineWork Location(s):

Shoreline

Degree:

Masters of Science

Education:

University of Washington

Certification:

Physician Assistant Certified

Why I Work at ICHS:

I have always wanted to work at a community health center to provide compassionate care to underserved and ethnically diverse populations.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe good communication with my patients is extremely important. I seek to understand each patient and their background so that I can provide quality health care.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I grew up in North Carolina and moved to Seattle for PA school. I enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

 

Lili Sperry

Lili Sperry

Work 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.

Aliya S. Haq

Locations:

Seattle – International District, Shoreline

Languages:

English, Urdu, Hindi

Degree:

Master’s in Nutritional Sciences, Master’s in Foods and Community Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Preschool Nutrition and Education

Education:

Master’s in Nutritional Science and Dietetic Internship at University of Washington. Master’s in Foods and Nutrition and Post Graduate Diploma in Preschool Nutrition and Education at AP Agricultural University, India

Certification:

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Dietitian (CD)

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS is the ideal place for culturally competent patient care and this is something I have always strived to achieve in my method of patient care and education. This is the place that allows me to connect with the medical team and all other providers who think on the same lines. It gives me immense satisfaction to see patient information actually reaching the patient.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Cultural competency in patient care and education is the key to effective patient care and treatment. Every patient deserves the right to understand his/ her treatment hence it is of utmost importance to reach the patient where he/ she is. Compliance follows automatically.

Interesting Note about myself:

I am an artist and I try to bring my art in my patient education and have found it very effective and rewarding. I love to travel and have had the opportunity to travel in the deepest jungles of India and offered nutrition education to those who suffered from many nutrient deficiencies. I love reading and especially enjoyed reading the series “Lands and People”. I like to have fun and believe we should be thankful and smiling for the many things we enjoy in life.