Our providers

Portrait of James D. Vandermeer

Dag Vandermeer, M.D. – Physician, Medical Director

Dr. Vandermeer has nearly 30 years of Family Medicine experience, with 22 of those years here in the Seattle area, as a part of the Providence Medical Group. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Tulane University before earning his M.D. at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He then went to Hartford, CT for his internship and residency, at Hartford Hospital and St. Francis and John Dempsey Hospitals respectively.

Dr. Vandermeer believes in personalized, professional care for patients of all ages and feels compassion is what drew him to medicine. He loves the Sherlock Holmes investigative aspect of practicing family medicine. He is married with two sons, and has three generations of extended family here in the Northwest.

Portrait of Kelvin Wong

Kelvin Wong, M.D. – Physician

Kelvin Wong, MD has been practicing for the last 2008. He attended medical school at De La Salle University Health Science Campus in the Philippines and completed his residency at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. He believes that being in the primary care setting allows providers to prevent some medical illness from happening, like vaccine preventable illness, modifying lifestyle to prevent diseases like heart attack, stroke and certain cancers. Kelvin's specific values about patient care are to treat everyone how he would want to be treated and how he would want family to be treated as patients.

In his free time Kelvin enjoys staying active with sports and fitness. He enjoys basketball, golf, running, swimming, traveling and spending time with his family. He also enjoys visiting with friends, sports cards and architecture.

Portrait of Mark Damberg

Mark Damberg – Physician Assistant

Mark values a collaborative approach with patients, and likes to work with them in an effort to help them understand the best evidence-based options for their optimal health and wellbeing.

Mark has been a Physician Assistant since 2011, and has practiced in both Family Medicine and Primary Care since 2013. He graduated from the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant training program at the University of Washington.

In his free time, Mark enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with his wife and two sons, including running, hiking, and playing basketball. He has lived in Seattle for almost 25 years.

Portrait of Alona Habinsky

Alona Habinsky, NP – Nurse Practitioner

Alona Habinsky has worked as a nurse practitioner in the Seattle area since 2008, having practiced at Group Health Cooperative and Ideal Image. She holds a Master of Science in nursing, family nurse practitioner tract, from Seattle University. She believes in providing evidence-based, individualized care. In 2008, she co-authored an article that was published in the journal Nursing for Women’s Health.

In her spare time, Alona enjoys swimming, ballroom dancing, traveling, yoga, and reading.

Portrait of Damon Farrington

Damon Farrington, DC – Chiropractor

Damon Farrington has worked in the Seattle area as a chiropractor since 2002. He considers himself "hyperlocal," having grown up across the street from Building 28 and attending Interlake HS a mile away. He is a former team chiropractor for the Seattle Sounders FC (2009-2011) and is a former chiropractor for the University of Washington Huskies for all sports. Dr. Farrington graduated with a Bachelor of Science in zoology from the University of Washington in 1998 and graduated summa cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland in 2002. He has been certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.) by the NSCA as well as a Graston and Active Release Technique provider.

Dr. Farrington incorporates the use of soft tissue techniques into his treatments, including Graston Technique, to complement the chiropractic manipulation. Furthermore, Dr. Farrington believes in not just treating the spine, but extremities too. He uses a variety of techniques and believes that by coordinating efforts with a patient's other doctors and/or therapists, he can see less of his patients and they can spend more time doing what they enjoy.

During his time off, Dr. Farrington is an avid runner and reader and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

Portrait of Karen Shepard

Karen Shepard, DC – Chiropractor

Karen Shepard is a licensed chiropractic practitioner with a background in massage therapy, rehabilitation, and nutrition. She received her training at Palmer College of Chiropractic West and has been practicing in Western Washington since 1998. She believes in a team-based approach to health care and her goal is to assist her patients in reaching their optimum state of health and wellbeing.

Karen won the 2013 and 2014 Top Doctor Award from Seattle Met Magazine. She enjoys the outdoors, yoga, and spends time volunteering for a variety of nonprofits in the community.

Portrait of Jason Kim

Jason Kim, DC – Chiropractor

Dr. Jason Kim is a Sports Chiropractor and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He brings experience and learning from working alongside a variety of health professionals at the Naval Hospital in Lemoore, CA, and from treating athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Dr. Kim holds an Exercise Science degree from Central Washington University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West.

Outside the office, Dr. Jason loves to play all sports and currently into golf!

Portrait of Craig Carlson

Craig Carlson, PT – Physical Therapist

Craig Carlson is a graduate of The University of St. Augustine for Health Science, where he earned his Master of Physical Therapy. He is certified in manual therapy and he holds a certification as an orthopedic specialist. Having earned his Bachelor of Science from Seattle Pacific University, Craig has practiced his skills at physical therapy clinics throughout Western Washington.

In his free time, Craig enjoys regular workouts, hiking, volunteer work, music, and reading.

Portrait of Neil Bhagat

Neil Bhagat, PT – Physical Therapist

Neil Bhagat has a diverse background treating a variety of movement issues in multiple settings since 2003. Having received his training at The Ohio State University, he enjoys enabling patients to take a leading role in the recovery of function. He has a special interest in clinical education and has performed a number of talks on injury prevention for local employers.

Neil enjoys reading, minimalist camping, martial arts, and thoughtful conversations.

Portrait of Hillarie Hemmann

Hillarie Hemmann, PT – Physical Therapist

Hillarie Hemmann received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine in Florida in 2013. Prior to this she attended Western Washington University and obtained a B.S. in Kinesiology. She previously practiced in Florida and Virginia before returning to her home state of Washington in 2015. She is experienced in treating a diverse range of conditions, some of which include: postural imbalances, overuse injuries, pre- and post-operative care, back pain, plantar fasciitis, post-partum, TMJ, and sports injuries. She is also experienced with on-site ergonomics training, aquatic therapy, and is Astym Certified. Dr. Hemman's objective is to get patients back to what they love doing through the use of education, exercise, and manual therapy. Her favorite fulfillments are when patients realize the power they have to take control of their health and are surprised that they were able to perform an activity they thought was unobtainable.

Hillarie enjoys keeping her brain active with learning new activities, such as the cello and hula. Traveling, pickleball, searching for vinyl records, and learning about locally made wines also occupy her time outside of the office.

Portrait of Nicole Jones

Nicole Jones, MPT, MTC – Physical Therapist

Nicole Jones has practiced physical therapy in the Seattle area since 2004. She specializes in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and has experience in interdisciplinary chronic pain management and occupational rehabilitation. Nicole's treatment style focuses on exercise, manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, and postural training. She believes the best success is gained when a patient is a key part of the rehabilitation team. Nicole attended Arkansas State University on a track and field scholarship, graduating with Bachelor of Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees. Her post-graduate work includes a manual therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine, Florida.

Outside of work Nicole spends her time adventuring with her family, hiking, enjoying various water sports, reading, and traveling.

Portrait of Mark Lanning

Mark Lanning, DPT – Physical Therapist

Mark graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington School of Physical Therapy in 2007. Prior to joining Crossover Health, he worked at University of Washington Sports Medicine in Husky Stadium. Mark draws on multiple professional experiences in his practice. He focuses on restoring healthy, functional movement in a collaborative partnership with patients.

Mark enjoys cheering for local sports teams and spending time outdoors in all weather.

Yi-Jen Lee, RDN, CD – Registered Dietitian

Yi-Jen enjoys working with a wide range of patient populations, and specializes in providing balanced meal coaching for weight control, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and other chronic disease prevention.

Though she is credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and with a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University, Yi-Jen recently broadened her education to include nutrition as it relates to emotional issues due to neurological imbalances from the brain, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, dementia, insomnia, and energy deficiency.

Outside of work, she enjoys running, listening to music, cooking and trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.

Portrait of Vaishnavi Raghurum

Vaishnavi Raghurum, OD – Optometrist

Vaishnavi Raghuram is the Lead Optometrist at Living Well Eye Care. Vaish is originally from India and completed her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry (NECO), Boston, MA where she was exposed to different models of eye care including Community Health Center, Veterans Affairs, multi-specialty set-up and private practice. At NECO, Vaish was given the 'Ocular Instruments Award' for demonstrating outstanding clinical skills. After graduating, Vaish moved to Tampa, FL where she practiced primary care Optometry for 2 years. She was awarded 'Excellence in Professionalism' and 'Doctor of the year' in 2016.

Vaish has extensive experience in family eye care which includes refractive error correction, contact lens fitting, screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, management of allergies and dry eyes and co-management for post LASIK care. She works with a strong desire to provide quality care to her patients and aims to build proven commitment, passion and great management skills within the team.

Vaish enjoys gardening and doing DIY projects in her free time. She and her husband love traveling and take off to a new place every opportunity they get!

Portrait of Tom Holt

Tom Holt, LMP – Massage Therapist

I love my career and I like to think it shows in my massage, working with the client to design a massage that creates a positive change while still being nurturing and relaxing. My goal is to listen to my client and treat the whole person, providing an intuitive, flowing massage. I am trained in many modalities including Myofacial Release, Structural Bodywork, Lymphatic Facilitation, Trigger Point Work and Deep Tissue work. I look forward to being a part of your health treatment team!

Portrait of Eleonora Naydis

Eleonora Naydis, ND, LAc, FABNO – Acupuncturist

In practice since 2005, Dr. Eleonora Naydis brings individualized, compassionate, and proactive care to her patients, drawing upon her clinical work experience in research, teaching, and private practice. She holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Florida International University, and is a graduate of Bastyr University with dual degrees in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.

Dr. Naydis finds tremendous reward in helping her patients recover from pain, mitigate negative effects of stress, obtain relief from digestive concerns, hormonal imbalances, and other health ailments. In addition, being board certified in naturopathic oncology, she offers supportive care to patients with cancer. She aims to provide holistic healing by safely integrating her treatment with other modalities and treatments.

During her free time, she is happy spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, practicing yoga, traveling, or reading a good book – anything from non-fiction to sci-fi.

Portrait of Kristen Mattison

Kristen Mattisson, EAMP, LAc, LMP – Acupuncturist

A licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, Kristen specializes in treating acute and chronic pain, headaches, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, depression, and women's health issues, and is able to incorporate the benefits of massage training into many of her treatments.

Kristen earned her Master of Acupuncture degree from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She is nationally certified by NCCAOM and is a member of WEAMA. Before studying acupuncture, she worked in corporate sales in New York City, so she understands the emotional demands of working in the corporate world and looks forward to working with her patients to obtain optimal life balance.

Outside of work, Kristen is busy raising three boys and enjoys cooking, traveling, and hiking with her family.

Portrait of Valerie Andersson

Valerie Andersson, Pharm.D – Pharmacist

Valerie Andersson joined the Living Well Health Center pharmacy staff in July 2012. Her professional interests include public health and pharmacy education. Originally from Fresno, California, she received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington and her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In her free time, she volunteers for King County Public Health’s Medical Reserve Corp., volunteers on the MRC’s Autopsy team, volunteers as a Red Cross CPR instructor, and enjoys playing video games.

Portrait of Alex Kaushansky

Alex Kaushansky, Pharm.D – Pharmacist

Alex Kaushansky holds a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Washington. He has worked as a pharmacist since 2004. He has been involved in numerous one-on-one patient sessions and has worked with patients with a variety of conditions and illnesses including hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and asthma.

Portrait of Ted Gebreselassie

Ted Gebreselassie, Pharm.D – Pharmacist

An experienced pharmacy manager since 2007, Dr. Ted Gebreselassie holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington. As a certified immunizer and specialist in Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Dr. Gebreselassie provides travel health and specialty pharmacy services, as well as medication reconciliation and pharmacy operations support. Outside of the work, he enjoys adventuring with his kids around Washington and Oregon.

Nora de Souza, PharmD, BCACP – Pharmacist

After graduating in 2009 from Midwestern College of Pharmacy, Dr. Nora de Souza pursued her specialties in medication adherence, antimicrobial stewardship, and disorders of the pituitary gland. In 2015, she earned her board certification in ambulatory care since 2015. In her spare time, Dr. de Souza enjoys catching up on sleep.

Portrait of Valerie Ward

Valerie Ward – Onsite Well-being and Engagement Specialist

Valerie is onsite at Microsoft in Redmond, WA as a Well-Being and Engagement Specialist for the Be Well program. She is very passionate and excited to be a part of such a wonderful opportunity in building and growing Microsoft's Well-being program.

Prior to her role as Onsite Well-being and Engagement Specialist, Valerie spent over three years working as a Wellness Coach and Wellness Coordinator onsite for Microsoft. She has more than 10 years experience in the fitness and well-being industry. Serving in a variety of roles, including Personal Trainer, Performance Coach, Health and Wellness Coach and Wellness Coordinator.

Valerie is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She earned her B.S. in Community Health from Eastern Washington University, where she also studied for a Masters in Exercise Science.

When not working, Valerie enjoys anything active outdoors and indoors including working out, paddle boarding, camping, and being at the lake in the summer, as well as skiing in the winter. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her son and family and friends whenever possible.

Portrait of Danielle Dombek

Danielle Dombek – Wellness Coach

Hello! My name is Danielle Dombek. I am a Human Performance Coach at Microsoft. As a coach, I will hold space for you to explore what is important to you. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and I will be here to provide you space and support along the way. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015. I then earned my Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Coaching Wellness from the University of Utah in 2018. I'm loving the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, traveling, hiking, running, camping, and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to working with you!

Portrait of Morgan Trott

Morgan Trott – Wellness Coach

Hello! My name is Morgan Trott. I am a Human Performance Coach here at Microsoft and would love to opportunity to work together. I am dedicated to creating an open space for self-exploration by focusing on your core values and collaborating on action steps that move you towards your goal. I am a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University. I am also a ACSM certified personal trainer with advanced training in behavior change science. I believe that wellness isn't a number on the scale or a lab value, but feeling like you can bring your best to each and every day. I love working with people to accomplish the big picture goals they have for their life! When I am not working, I enjoying hiking, skiing, running, travel, and live music. It would be an honor to join you wherever you are in your journey!