Seamar Community Health Center

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Seattle
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Site Details: 

Dr. Julio Jimenez oversees the program with the assistance of Dr. Eva Galvez. Dr. Jimenez joined Sea Mar in 2000 after he graduated from the Providence Residency Program and Dr. Galvez joined Sea Mar in 2007 after she graduated from the same residency program. Other Family Medicine faculty at Sea Mar include Drs. Ricardo Jimenez, graduate of the Cook County Residency in 1989, also Chief Resident; Miguel Jimenez, graduate of Loyola University Medical Center in 2004 and Valory Wangler, graduate of the Sea Mar residency in 2004. In addition, the medical staff consists of a pediatrician Dr. Cor Van Niel, graduate of the University of Washington residency and Dr. Homayoun Naficy, an experienced OB-GYN and professor emeritus at the University of Washington. Faculty from the Sea Mar Burien Clinic also interacts with the program. They include Dr. Ocean Williams, graduate of the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine OB fellowship 2007; Dr. Lane Ertugay, graduate of the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine OB fellowship 2007; and Dr. Julian Perez graduate of the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency.

At the Seattle clinic, comprehensive family medical services are provided including prenatal and OB care, well childcare, adolescent health care, family planning, geriatric and even nursing home care. Specialty services delivered on-site include OB/GYN, pediatrics, internal medicine and immigration physicals. Ancillary services are also available including x-ray and laboratory services, a retail pharmacy, health education, a nutrition and WIC program, mental health counseling, emergency, diagnostic and restorative dental services and social services such as social work, chore services, senior information and assistance and referrals to local food banks, etc. Sea Mar provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to the home bound through its Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. The Community Care Center offers the innovative combination of the Child Development Center and the Skilled Nursing Facility for the elderly. While Sea Mar provides many services on-site, direct referral linkages are in place for emergency treatment, specialty care, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and in-patient services.

Sea Mar Community Health Clinics currently has more than 100 providers working out of 19 medical locations. This includes a range of Family Practitioners, OB/GYN, Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Satellite Sites: 

None

Community: 

Sea Mar has over 32,000 active records and has over 107,000 patient encounters per year. The patient population is similar to that at Providence with a predominance of uninsured and Medicaid patients. A large percentage of Hispanic (85%), Southeast Asian and other minorities utilizes the community health center. Sea Mar operates four additional migrant health centers in the Puget Sound area - in Mt. Vernon, Marysville, Bellingham and Lynden - which serve a migrant and seasonal farm worker population as well as an urban community health center in Tacoma. Students also acquire some geriatrics experience at the SeaMar Nursing Home, and SeaMar’s assisted living facility, Cannon House.

Common Clinic Patients: 

At the Seattle clinic, comprehensive family medical services are provided including prenatal and OB care, well child care, adolescent health care, family planning, geriatric and even nursing home care. Specialty services delivered on-site include OB/GYN, pediatrics, internal medicine and immigration physicals. Ancillary services are also available including x-ray and laboratory services, a retail pharmacy, health education, a nutrition and WIC program, mental health counseling, emergency, diagnostic and restorative dental services and social services such as social work, chore services, senior information and assistance and referrals to local food banks, etc. Sea Mar provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to the home bound through its Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. The new Community Care Center offers the innovative combination of the Child Development Center and the Skilled Nursing Facility for the elderly. While Sea Mar provides many services on-site, direct referral linkages are in place for emergency treatment, specialty care, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and in-patient services.

On-Call Duties: 

Students take three day calls and 1 weekend call during their rotation here.

Housing/Transportation: 

Housing not applicable. We recommend the student to have a car due to attending the didactics sessions on Tuesdays at the Swedish Cherry Hill Campus.

Other: 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Students are required to speak conversational Spanish at this site. PATHWAYS: This clerkship fulfills the Hispanic Pathway Core Clerkship Requirement.

 

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