New Everett Clinic providers in physical therapy, pediatrics, gastroenterology and behavioral health made biographical videos in August.
Dean Myers, MSPT, sees patients at the Clinic’s Smokey Pointe Physical Therapy. His drive to become a physical therapist is the ability to be involved with people lives on more regular basis and have the opportunity for one-on-one relationships to bring about healing.
Elizabeth Kurtz, DPM, sees podiatry patients in Smokey Point. Seeing a podiatrist early in life piqued her interest in becoming a provider. She says, “I want them [patients] to know that I want to hear when they’re having a problem, or a hiccup, or they have a question,” she adds, “whether they think it’s silly or not, I want to be there to help them through and find the answers they’re looking for.”
Emily Waight, ARNP, sees patients at Harbour Pointe Pediatrics in Mukilteo, is a graduate from Yale University, volunteered for a pediatric hospital in Thailand and is international board certified as a lactation consultant. “A lot of my experience isn’t just from a text book, but from the practical skills of what it takes to be a parent.”
Jianfeng Cheng, MD, PhD, sees patients in the Gunderson Building in Everett. She became a doctor after growing up and watching her father, also a physician, save many lives. “I treat my patient as my family member, I view this is my mission to help each patient.”
Kristine Takamiya, ARNP, is a doctor of nursing practitioner and sees patients in Internal Medicine at Harbour Pointe. She is a graduate of Columbia University and teaches at The University of Washington. “I feel that I can self-identify with my patients and therefore be able to take care of them.”
Laura Donnell, ARNP, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and sees patients in Mill Creek Behavioral Health. Her educational background in nursing inspired her to want to work and understand people. “We’re here for the patients and that as a provider is what I want to accomplish.”
Marie Wydra, ARNP, is an advanced registered nurse practitioner in Everett. A childhood camping injury and the care she received from another nurse is what inspired her to pursue a career in nursing. “We should take care of people in the way they want to live, instead of trying to change them.”