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Primary Care

Family Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Melsher is a graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of California, San Francisco with specializations in women’s health and chronic illness. She has worked in community health, women’s health, and prison health. She has been at Hall Health in the Primary Care Clinic since 2010.

Patient Care Philosophy
I enjoy getting to know my patients and discussing their unique experiences and concerns so that we can work together to manage their health.

Personal Interests
Spending time with her family, outdoor sports, and cooking from scratch with natural foods.

Clinical Interests
College health, women’s health, and chronic disease management

Languages
English

 


Nurse Practitioner

Ms. McCadden has been an Nurse Practitioner since 2006. Prior to graduate school she worked as RN within the University of Washington system for over 20 years in such diverse specialties as ICU, ER, Research, and Occupational Health. She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner at Hall Health in Employee Health, Primary Care, Travel Medicine, and the Health Science Immunization Program.


Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Mackenzie is a board certified family physician with added qualification in adolescent medicine. She practices primary care medicine at UW Hall Health on the UW Campus.

Dr. Mackenzie earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and her M.D. from the University of California, Davis. She completed a Master's in Public Health at the University of Washington and has practiced at the UW since 2000. 

She is actively involved in undergraduate health and education through direct clinical care, classroom instruction, as director of the UW undergraduate public health major, and as a member of the UW Health and Wellness Council.


Patient Care Philosophy
I believe my role as a physician is to help educate patients about their health options and enable them to lead healthy lives. I ask patients to consider the role of their individual behavior, genetics, past or present medical conditions and the context in which they lead their lives when deciding how to address their health needs (whether that be prevention, promotion or acute/chronic illness).

Personal Interests
I most enjoy spending free time on my five-acre property with my menagerie of animals, gardening and with my family.

Clinical Interests
Adolescent healthcare; eating disorders; weight management; sexual wellbeing; and pregnancy planning (or prevention).

Research Interests
Dr. Mackenzie has done research in behavior change in regard to high-risk alcohol consumption and HIV.

Teaching Interests
I teach several courses through the School of Public Health, including contemporary issues in personal and public health, and supervise thesis projects for undergraduates.

Languages
English

Expertise
Adolescent Medicine, Family Medicine, Health Maintenance


Medical Assistant (MA)

Kalena Kirby is the Medical Assistant for Mary Watts, DC Dugdale, and Patrice Staight.


Medical Assistant (MA)

Ms. Kassa works in the Primary Care Clinic with Lisa Erlanger and Britt Murphy.


Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Jacokes is board certified in internal medicine and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington.  He practices adult primary care medicine at Hall Health Primary Care Center on the UW campus.
  
Dr. Jacokes earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1983.  He then did his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Miami before joining the faculty at that program.  In 1988 he moved to Nashville, TN where he worked at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center practicing primary care medicine and teaching.  In 1995 he joined a private practice in Nashville which continued until 2001 when he began working at the Vanderbilt University Student Health Center as well as a health promotion center at Vanderbilt.  In 2010 he moved to Seattle and began his current practice at the University of Washington


Patient Care Philosophy
He believes the patient must be actively involved in decision making related to his or her health care.  His role is to provide accurate and up to date information about preventive health and diseases, allowing the patient to make the choices that are right for them.  Good health care is a collaborative process.

Scope Of Care
Preventive care for adults; acute and chronic disease diagnosis and management; minor trauma evaluation and treatment.

Personal Interests
When not working, Dr. Jacokes likes to cycle, run, hike, travel, and spend time with his family.

Clinical Interests
Emphasizing lifestyle changes as a way to better health; recognizing the direct link between psychological and physical health.

Languages
English

Expertise
Internal Medicine

 


Medical Assistant (MA)

Elaine Greig is the Medical Assistant for Marté McCadden, MSN, ARNP and Diane DerBoghosian, ARNP.


Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Erlanger is a board certified family physician. She practices primary care medicine at UW Hall Health on the UW Campus.

Dr. Erlanger received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, and her medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis.  She completed the UW affiliated Providence Family Medicine residency in 1998, and a UW faculty development fellowship in 1999.  She came to UW Hall Health in 2005, after 7 years of teaching and practicing full spectrum family medicine in a UW affiliated inner city clinic.

She is on the faculty of the UW School of Medicine, and teaches the Introduction to Clinical medicine course.


Patient Care Philosophy
I focus on improving the overall wellness of each individual patient by partnering with them to address areas of concern and to maximize health.  I enjoy working with patients over time, and being a part of the community in which I practice.  I have special interests in the connection between physical and emotional health.

Personal Interests
In my free time my family and I enjoy exploring the rich cultural experiences in Seattle, spending time with friends, and walking our dog.

Clinical Interests
Mental health; eating disorders; weight management; sexual wellbeing; pregnancy planning (or prevention); mind-body medicine; disabilities and underserved healthcare

Research Interests
Dr. Erlanger studies medical student wellness

Languages
English

Expertise
Family Medicine


Medical Assistant

Jessica is the Medical Assistant for Diane DerBoghosian and Kevin Carrabine


Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Dugdale has been a general internal medicine physician since 1986 and is trained in comprehensive primary care of adults and the diagnosis and management of complex medical problems.

Patient Care Philosophy
I enjoy partnering with patients to help them make the health care choices that are best for them.

Personal Interests
Parenting, mountaineering

Clinical Interests
Care of people with diabetes; care for mental health concerns in the primary care setting.

Research Interests
Quality improvement, medical information systems, population based care, patient-physician communication.

Languages
English

Expertise
Diabetes, Internal Medicine


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