Meet providers in Oncology, Occupational Medicine, ENT, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Heart & Vascular, Pediatrics and Family Medicine in our newest “meet your provider’ videos:
- Jim Congdon, DO, a board certified hematologist and medical oncologist sees patients at our Cancer Partnership. After earning his medical degree, he did his post graduate work while serving in the U.S. Navy.
“What inspires me (about my patients) is their courage, tenacity, the willingness to undergo harsh, sometimes toxic therapies, in order to regain their health…I hope that (patients realize) as they get to know me that I am truly interested in them as human beings, not just as a diseased liver or a diseased lung, I’m treating the human being.”
- Lisa Shen, MD, a pediatrician, joined our Marysville Clinic in 2014. She earned her Medical Degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine and did her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles.
“In pediatrics, because you see families on such a regular basis you really do develop a really great relationship with each family – and that’s what I like…It’s not just you’re in a doctor’s office, you’re actually talking to people you care about.”
- Martha Cramer, MPT, a physical therapist, joined our Clinic in 2015. She helps patients with balance, to prevent falls, and with vertigo/dizziness.
“We see everything from neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain...hip, knee, ankles, of course, backs. We see patients pre-op, post-op and people that just come in for different aches and pains that they’ve been experiencing for years.”
- Aaron Newton, PA-C, a physician assistant who works in Heart & Vascular and sees patients at Providence Regional Medical Center. He was a military medic, a Navy Corpsman with Marine Infantry for about six years. He likes to help people make lifestyle changes for a healthy heart.
“I try to practice what I preach. I exercise every morning before I go in…I’m up every morning at four o-clock. I do what I’ve got to do before I’m at the hospital. I’m not above sugar. I have my weaknesses. But I try to maintain a balance.”
- Nancy Sharma, MD, a hematologist and medical oncologist sees patients at our Providence Regional Cancer Partnership.
“My grandfather had multiple myeloma and so going to the doctor’s visits with him and my dad on a routine basis…I got involved with that. I really liked the patient and oncologist interaction. You almost become a friend and family to the person who is going through oncology treatment.”
- Denise Blackwell, PT, a physical therapist at our Spine Physiatry Clinic helps people with headache, chronic pain, low back, thoracic and neck pain.
“I’m working to help (patients) become as functional as possible and as pain free as possible…Movement in the long run, keeps you healthy. Being stagnant does not.”
- Lisa Mulligan, MD, an otolaryngoloist at The Everett Clinic. In ear, nose and throat, she helps patients with ear surgery to repair hearing loss, placing ear tubes for children, nasal and sinus surgeries, and in the throat biopsies of growth or removing masses. She’s interested in continuing medical education and minimally invasive surgical procedures.
“I’ve made a very, very, concerted effort to attend conferences and courses and surgical seminars so that I’m certain that I’m delivering treatments to my patients that are state of the art and cutting edge. That also helps me keep excited and invigorated about my field.”
- Diane La Freniere, ARNP, a nurse practitioner in Family Medicine at the Marysville Clinic is good at helping people manage diabetes (and she is a diabetic herself). “I wanted to be a nurse ever since I was 5,” she says.
“I want you to know that I take care of all of you. That I will want to hear your story that I’ll want to hear what has happened to you in the past: what has worked and I’m interested in what hasn’t worked so that we spend our time, quality time together helping you toward a better state of health.”
- Dianna Chamblin, MD, a physician with a specialty in physical medicine and rehabilitation, works in Occupational Medicine at the Clinic. She also works with Labor & Industries and is the medical director for Center for Occupational Health and Education at The Everett Clinic. “I’m a Husky through and through,” she says. She did her undergraduate, medical school and residency training at the University of Washington.
“We are all on the same page. We want to do what is right for each patient and we want to make the system better.”
- Amanda Jakositz, ARNP, a nurse practitioner at The Everett Clinic in pulmonary and sleep medicine does follow up care for people with sleep-related and pulmonary disorders as well as smoking cessation.
“I chose The Everett Clinic because through my residency program it was very clear, going through all the departments, that patient care was number one, do what’s right by the patient. That has been my motto for my entire nursing career. That is why I am here. That is why I became a nurse. It’s to do what is right for the patient.”
“I’m here for you. I do what I love and I love what I do.”
- Whitney Frost, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, sees patients at The Everett Clinic and does joint replacement surgery at Providence Regional Medical Center.
“I grew up in a medical family. Dad was a family doc. The first time I was in an operating room I was in junior high school. It seemed like a normal place to be.”