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Primary Care

1. Why is it important to maintain a medical record?

Each time you visit a Hall Health Center provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically this record contains your symptoms, examination and text results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often called your health or medical record, serves as:


Medical Assistant (MA)

Abby Weldu is the Medical Assistant for Dr. Jacokes and Marté McDadden.


Medical Assistant (MA), Lead

Ms. Voronchuk works in the Primary Care Clinic with Dr. Lili Church and Dr. Bill Neighbor.


Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Vinopal is a board-certified Internist who received her Batchelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Alabama in Huntsville, then completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Chemistry in Germany, before graduating from the School of Medicine, University of Alabama. She finished her residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Washington .After working in a general Internal Medicine practice in the Totem Lake area, north of Bellevue, for a number of years, she has enjoyed working at Hall Health for the last 15 years.

Patient Care Philosophy
I enjoy working with patients who have an active interest in their own health. I encourage lifestyle changes when necessary and look for natural solutions when possible.

Personal Interests
Spending time with family, outdoor activities such as hiking, jogging, skiing, travel, art of all kinds.

Clinical Interests
Dermatology, Post Travel, Sinus/Allergy issues

Languages
English, German

Expertise
Internal Medicine


Medical Assistant (MA)

Ms. Tafia works in the Primary Care Clinic with Sara Mackenzie and Jennifer Melsher


Family Nurse Practitioner

Patrice Staiger is a graduate of the Cross Cultural Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Programs at the University of Washington.  Her experience includes 19 years in the Seattle area community clinics and three years with the Indian Health Service, on the Navajo Reservation in Kayenta, Arizona.  She has been at Hall Health working in the Primary Care and Family Practice clinics since 2007.

Patient Care Philosophy
I feel the foundation of health care is based on good communication.  I try to work with each patient to deliver care that is culturally appropriate and comprehensive, addressing health promotion as well as acute and chronic illness.

Personal Interests
Karate, road and mountain biking, travel with family and friends.

Clinical Interests
Health promotion, women’s health and chronic disease management.

Languages
English

Expertise
Primary Care


Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed family medicine residency training at Providence Family Medicine.  Most of her career was spent at Swedish Physicians before moving to Hall Health Center.  Dr. Smith’s interests include women’s health and preventative care.

Languages
English

Expertise
Family Medicine

 


Interim Director, Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Neighbor enjoys providing comprehensive and preventive care to adult women and men, adolescents and children, as well as obstetrical care. His scope of care includes all aspects of family practice, including minor procedures and vasectomy services.

Patient Care Philosophy
"I enjoy caring for people who want to play an active role in their health care."

Personal Interests
His family, hiking and climbing, fly fishing and poetry.

Clinical Interests
Medical informatics and preventive health care.

Research Interests
Medical information systems and quality improvement.

Languages
English

Expertise
Diabetes, Family Medicine, Family Medicine-OB, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Preventive Care, Primary Care, Sports Medicine, Urology, Women's Health


Family Nurse Practitioner

Britt Murphy is a Family Nurse Practitioner with an interest in college health and travel medicine. She has been a health care provider at the Hall Health Primary Care Center on the University of Washington campus for over 10 years.  
 
Ms. Murphy earned her BSN from the University of Vermont in 1992.  After working as an RN in oncology, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal from 1996 -1998.   Following her service in Nepal, Ms. Murphy pursued her MSN from the University of Washington, graduating in 2000.  She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and is certified as a travel healthcare provider.


Patient Care Philosophy
I enjoy listening to my patients’ concerns and working together with them to maximize their health and wellbeing.

Personal Interests
International travel, outdoor activities and spending time with family

Clinical Interests
Primary care, travel medicine, including pre-travel concerns and infectious disease.  Has special interest in health care of the transgender community.

Languages
English

Expertise
Primary Care, Travel Medicine


Medical Assistant (MA), Supervisor

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