Physician

Vanessa Cortés de Jorge, MD

Education: 
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York, 2005
M.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2010
M.A. Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, 2013
Certification: 
Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine, 2015
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
Joining Neighborcare Health has been an exciting step in my career. As a physician, I’m dedicated to serving families from all walks of life and being an advocate and role model for underserved, underrepresented communities.
Other: 

Vanessa is a bilingual physician who specializes in family medicine. She has a strong bi-cultural understanding from growing up in Puerto Rico and living in multiple major cities throughout her adult life. She was inspired to practice family medicine from her own experience in and out of health care systems, and by her training at the nation’s first teaching health center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was thrilled to move to the Seattle area, where two of her four siblings also live. 

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Anna McLuen, MD

Education: 
B.A., B.S., Willamette University, 2006
M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 2014
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I enjoy working with a diverse patient population in a clinic that cares about service to all who need it.
Other: 

Anna is originally from South Seattle area. She became fluent in Spanish while in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, and has also previously served as a doula (childbirth labor assistant) with AmeriCorps.

She enjoys going to the gym, reading, writing, painting, playing the ukulele, and being near the ocean. She has a special love for poetry and literature, which she studied in college—and also for the two cats she brought back with her from the Dominican. 

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Rebecca Mandell, MD

Education: 
B.A., Brown University, 2004
M.D., University of Washinghton School of Medicine, 2013
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I believe in Neighborcare Health's mission to provide excellent health care to all patients. I enjoy working with and learning from other staff members and a diverse community of patients.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health, Rebecca completed her family medicine residency in Tacoma. She is excited to be working in a community health center, providing care to diverse patients. Rebecca was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and in her free time she enjoys hiking, running and spending quality time with her family.

Languages spoken:
English

Adriana Lungu, MD

Education: 
B.A., University of Texas - Knoxville, 1985
M.D., Univeristy of Texas - Memphis, 1991
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I want to work with a great health care teams that serve a culturally diverse patients and provide quality care.
Other: 

Adriana is originally from Romania. After she completed here medical training in Texas she worked on a Native American reservation where she provided comprehensive health care to people who lived on the reservation. In her free time Adriana enjoys hiking, gardening and spending quality time with her family.

Languages spoken:
English

Scott Chaffin, DO

Education: 
B.A., Univeristy of Connecticut, 1981
D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1986
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I want to continue to provide high quality, accessible health care to Vashon residents.
Other: 

Scott has practiced integrated family medicine for his entire career. He is specifically interested in providing quality integrated medicine, preventative medicine, and musculoskeletal health. Scott is originally from New England and in his free time enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling.

Languages spoken:
English

Eiko Tubridy, M.D.

Education: 
B.A., Yale University, 2001
M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2009
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 2012
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I enjoy taking care of people of all ages and genders from diverse backgrounds.
Other: 

Eiko has worked in several underserved rural and urban communities throughout the western United States. She enjoys providing full spectrum care to individuals and families. She has a special interest in pregnancy care, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Eiko is originally from the Seattle area and enjoys spending time outside, dancing and hiking.

Languages spoken:
English

Jeffrey HansPetersen, M.D.

Education: 
B.S., North Park College, 1995
M.D., Loma Linda University, 2000
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 2004
Languages spoken:
English

Gary Koch, M.D.

Education: 
B.A, Grinnell College, 1973
M.D., Washington University, 1977
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 1980
American Board of Internal Medicine- Geriatric Certification, 1992
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I want to continue to serve patients on the island, where I have practiced medicine for 36 years.
Other: 

Gary has worked as a health care provider on Vashon Island for decades. He offers full spectrum family medicine care to patients, including: pregnancy care, urgent care, geriatric care, orthopedics, dermatology and chronic illness management. Gary is originally from Illinois and in his free time he performs as a solo vocalist and chorus member and spends time maintaining over 200 kinds of trees in his arboretum.

Languages spoken:
English

Jessica Wesch, M.D.

Education: 
B.A., Evergreen State College, 1996
M.D., University of Washington, 2001
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 2005
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I believe in the mission of Neighborcare Health and the organization's commitment to partner with communities to provide high quality health care for all.
Other: 

Jessica initially trained as a herbalist and brings a holistic and integrated approach to health care. She has previously worked in women's health care, providing care to patients at Planned Parenthood. She is also trained to work with new parents and babies to support breastfeeding. Jessica worked her way through medical school and residency as a single parent and now lives with her partner and youngest child on Vashon. She enjoys working in her vegetable garden and cooking.

Languages spoken:
English

Gail Fulton, MD

Education: 
B.S., University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1980
M.D., University of Washington, 1988
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 1988
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work for Neighborcare Health because I am impressed with the organization's leadership
Other: 

Gail has been working as a medical provider in the Puget Sound area for decades. She has been serving Native American communities in Tacoma for over 25 years. She has specifically focused on caring for people with chronic illnesses. Gail has also worked on Vashon Island as a medical provider for many years and is looking forward to continuing to serve the island community. She is originally from Montana and values spending her free time outdoors, fishing, backpacking, and hunting.

Languages spoken:
English
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