Speed Mentoring Night presented by the Underserved Pathway and the Family Medicine Interest Group

Please join the Underserved Pathway and the Family Medicine Interest Group for a fun evening of dinner and speed mentoring in celebration of National Primary Care Week 2024! This event is generously funded by Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP).

Who’s invited?

– All UW School of Medicine students regardless of year or specialty interests. Please RSVP here by September 27: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/keuqx

– Family medicine physicians (both attendings and residents!) who primarily care for under-resourced and marginalized patients.

Event details

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2024
Time: 6-8pm (see agenda below)
Place: UW Seattle campus: HSEB 101

Dinner will include vegan, halal, and gluten-free options.

Q: Which doctors will be there? What kinds of patients do they see?

A: Please see below for short descriptions of physicians who have RSVPed (click here to view). We hope to have guests from around the region who work with a variety of under-resourced and marginalized patients in a variety of settings. Please reach out to Alisse Cassell, Underserved Pathway Program Manager, at upath@uw.edu if you know a doctor we should invite!

Q: What’s speed mentoring?

A: At this event, each table will have several physicians, grouped by primary patient populations, health specialty, or setting (e.g., immigrants and refugees; LGBTQ+ care; addiction medicine; FQHCs). Every 15 minutes, students will have the opportunity to move to a different table and meet new doctors!


Evening agenda

6pm: Welcome and introductions; dinner begins
6:45pm: Speed mentoring begins
8pm: Thank you and closing


Physicians in attendance:

Robin Christian, MD

UW Primary Care Mountlake Terrace
Mountlake Terrace, WA

Robin (he/him) is a gay and trans-identified family physician who currently practices primary care at UW Primary Care Mountlake Terrace and wound care at Northwest Hospital. He is a clinical instructor in Medical Student Education and is faculty with the Underserved Pathway. His main clinical interests are LGBTQ+ care, gender affirming care, mental health, and reproductive justice.

Primary patient populations:

  • LGBTQ+ patients
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees

Julie Do, MD

International Community Health Services
Chinatown-International District
Seattle, WA

 

Dr. Do went to medical school with the goal of ultimately serving the Asian American community that raised her. It was/is her dream to be a full-spectrum primary care provider for immigrants, refugees, and those whose stories resonate with hers as a Vietnamese-American from an immigrant family with socioeconomic barriers. She spent 7 years working under a Vietnamese family physician in a clinic in the C-ID, and this led her to pursue training in full-spectrum care at Swedish Cherry Hill. Her clinical interests include managing high-risk obstetrics in the outpatient/inpatient settings, gender-affirming care, and procedures.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • Immigrants, refugees, and/or asylees
  • Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) patients
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees

Barb Doty, MD

Katy Sheridan MD Family Medicine
Soldotna, AK

 

Dr. Doty is the Alaska Clinical Dean in charge of rural placements for RUOP and TRUST throughout Alaska and a 32-year veteran of rural family medicine practice in Wasilla.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees
  • Veterans
  • Rural patients

Samira Farah, MD

Harborview Family Medicine Clinic
Seattle, WA

 

Samira Farah, MD is a family medicine physician who is currently practicing at Harborview Family Medicine clinic. She provides health care for patients of all ages. She is the Director of the Underserved Pathway and the UWSOM Family Medicine Interest Group.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • Immigrants, refugees, and/or asylees
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees
  • Hispanic, Latinx/Latine patients

Geoff Jones, MD

Newport Community Hospital
Newport, WA

 

Geoff is a family physician in Newport, WA since 2002, and was practicing full scope family medicine including ER, inpatient, Scopes and Operative Obstetrics for most of that time. Prior to working in Newport, he worked in Bethel, AK for a native health organization (YKHC). He is currently the Assistant Clinical Dean for UWSOM for Spokane/Eastern WA.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • People with substance use disorders
  • High-risk adolescents
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees
     

Daniel Low, MD

HealthPoint Renton
Renton, WA

 

Daniel Low is a family medicine physician and community leader with expertise in caring for immigrants, refugees, low-income and uninsured patients. He is an advocate for universal, equitable access to quality healthcare and leverages his position in medicine to champion structural and political change that addresses health-related social needs. His work spans expertise in medical education, legislative health policy, science communication, climate health, workforce development and community partnership.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • Immigrants, refugees, and/or asylees
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees
  • Hispanic, Latinx/Latine patients

Anna May, MD

Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA

 

Anna May (Laguna Pueblo/Diné) is a family medicine resident in her 3rd year at Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency. Her primary clinic is at the Seattle Indian Health Board, working in the urban Alaska Native and Native American community. She provides care as a full spectrum family medicine physician, including women’s health, obstetrics, addiction medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients
  • People with substance use disorders
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees

John McCarthy, MD

NATIVE Project
Spokane, WA

 

Dr. McCarthy is a UWSOM graduate who has played many roles in the family medicine milieu. He has worked in rural medicine, public health, and in both academic and residency environments. He is the Assistant Dean for the Office of Rural Programs and is the CMO of an Urban Indian Health Center in Spokane.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients
  • People with substance use disorders
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees

Ruth Michaelis, MD, DipABLM, FAIHM

HealthPoint CHC Kent
Kent, WA

 

Dr. Michaelis has worked at HealthPoint CHC for her 22-year career. She is a dipolomat in lifestyle medicine, and works in academic education, efficiency coaching, and burnout prevention.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • Immigrants, refugees, and/or asylees
  • Latinx/Latine patients
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees

LeeAnna Muzquiz, MD

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Health
Polson, MT

 

LeeAnna Muzquiz is an E96 Montana WWAMI graduate and trained at Swedish Cherry Hill – Seattle Indian Health Board. She has served her tribal community for more than 20 years as a primary care physician in the CSKT Tribal Health ambulatory clinics. She was the medical director for nearly 10 years prior to reducing to part-time to serve the UWSOM as the associate dean for admissions. Dr. Muzquiz’s current practice is mostly adult medicine chronic disease management.
 
Primary patient populations:
  • American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients
  • People with substance use disorders
  • Medicaid and Medicare enrollees