Faculty
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Betsy Brown, MD, AAHIVS

Certified AAHIVM HIV Specialist,
American Board of Family Medicine,
Physician, The Polyclinic, Clinical Instructor,
University of Washington School of Medicine – Seattle, WA

Dr. Brown earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Providence Family Medicine Center. She also worked at Country Doctor Community Clinic in Seattle for 10 years and in Santa Fe, New Mexico for seven years before returning to Seattle and joining The Polyclinic.

Dr. Brown enjoys treating people of all ages. She has special interests in women's health and adolescent medicine, as well as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) health. She has extensive experience treating HIV patients and is certified as a specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She also has minor procedure skills and performs IUD insertions, colposcopies, and skin lesion and mole removals.

Practice Philosophy: “I truly value the doctor/patient relationship and believe that listening to my patients helps me help them to find their optimal health. I recognize that every patient has a unique story and needs. Together we can work to maximize their health.”

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Thomas M. Campbell, MD

Medical Director, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine,
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Thomas M. Campbell II, MD is Medical Director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He is co-founder and director of a groundbreaking Nutrition in Medicine program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, working with individuals and groups to prevent and treat illness using diet and lifestyle. A board-certified family physician, Dr. Campbell is co-author, with his father, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of The China Study, a worldwide bestseller, and author of The China Study Solution (The Campbell Plan in hardcover). He has published in the Israel Medical Association Journal and in CME publications Primary Care Reports and Integrative Medicine Alert.

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Kathleen Davis, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Member, Foundation for Care Management

Dr. Kathleen Davis is a Board Certified internal medicine physician with over 20 years experience in clinical medicine, health education, and medical practice management. She has worked in various health care settings in the U .S, Uganda , Guatemala and Laos . Dr. Davis earned her Diploma in Tropical Diseases and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2007. From 1996-2005, she was a clinical attending and Co-director of Outpatient Graduate Medical Education for Madigan Army Medical Center.

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Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Washington

Dr. Kudenchuk is a UW professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine's Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Services. His interests include sudden cardiac arrest and cardiac resuscitation, the management of atrial fibrillation, implantable devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, and the clinical management of cardiac arrhythmias.

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Jakdej Nikomborirak, MD

Board Certified Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
Diplomate American Board of Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine
Bainbridge, WA

Dr. Nikomborirak, is the director of the Whidbey Island Sleep Center in Oak Harbor, Wash. Under the leadership of “Dr. Jak,” as he is known, the center maintains full accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which indicates that it meets the most rigorous standards of excellence in the comprehensive management of sleep disorders.

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Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD

Diabetes and Endocrinology Care Center
University of Washington Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr. Wright came to the University of Washington from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (affiliated with the University of Southern California) where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine.

During her residency training Dr. Wright became extremely interested in the field of diabetes, mainly after working under the mentorship of Dr. Lois Jovanovic in the field of Diabetes in Pregnancy at the Sansum Research Institute in Santa Barbara California. After taking care of people with diabetes, Dr. Wright felt it was only natural for her to become an endocrinologist and diabetologist. Following her dream Dr. Wright moved to Seattle in order to continue her studies in diabetes and endocrinology and completed her fellowship training at the University of Washington. During her fellowship Dr. Wright did research in the areas of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy, under the mentorship of Dr. Steven E. Kahn, Dr. Irl Hirsch, Dr. Dace Trence and Dr. Zane Brown. Some of her research projects continue to date and she has published in peer reviewed diabetes journals. Upon completion of her UW fellowship, she became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Dr. Wright also has clinics at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, but spends most of her time at the Diabetes Care Center taking care of people with diabetes.

Dr. Wright believes that diabetes is a unique disease in which patients are different from each other and require individualized strategies and treatment. Dr. Wright is convinced that treatment success is the result of education, motivation, team work and diligence.

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