Providers

 


John Addison, MD, FACPJohn Addison, MD, FACP

Board Certified Internal Medicine

Dr. Addison is the Owner and Director of Northwest Geriatrics.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his Medical Degree from the University of Washington.

A longtime Mercer Island resident, Dr. Addison is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Addison has been practicing as an internist and geriatrician since 1982 and is also the Medical Director at several skilled nursing facilities throughout Seattle.

Dr. Addison brings his commitment to building long-term relationships with his patients to each and every facility we provide services to. He is a firm believer in the importance of primary care and to keeping healthcare costs down. He is passionate about providing quality geriatric healthcare to patients where they live in the community.

Dr. Addison is devoted to building a practice in which patients have a more personalized level of care than they might receive at a larger institution.

Dr. Addison has a wife, three grown children, and a puppy named Crosby.

When he is not seeing his patients, he loves to play and coach soccer or to play golf.


Lester Sauvage, Jr., MD, CMDLester Sauvage, Jr., MD, CMD

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Sauvage received his B.S. degree from Seattle University, and went on to receive his M.D. from Saint Louis University. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sauvage has worked the majority of his career at Minor & James Medical in Seattle before joining Northwest Geriatrics in 2006.

Dr. Sauvage maintains his title as Medical Director for Providence Mount Saint Vincent skilled nursing facility. He belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Directors Association, and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Sauvage is a resident of Mercer Island and has a wife and two daughters.


Daniel S. Raskind, MDDaniel Raskind, MD

Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine

In joining Northwest Geriatrics Dr. Daniel Raskind sees that he is “coming home” to his first love – treating the elderly where they live in the community.

Before joining Northwest Geriatrics at the beginning of 2015, Dr. Raskind spent 14 years as a staff physician at the Overlake Senior Health Center, in addition to following his patients at several nursing homes in Seattle and Bellevue for over 10 years.

Prior to this work, Dr. Raskind was the staff internist for the U.S. Air Force in South Dakota, and was Chief of Internal Medicine from 1999 to 2001 where a majority of his patients were seniors.

Dr. Raskind received his undergraduate training at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts before obtaining his Medical Degree from the Chicago Medical School.

When he is not working, Dr. Raskind resides in Bellevue where he spends quality time with his wife and two active sons.


Robin Fontana, ARNPRobin Fontana, ARNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Robin Fontana received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master in Nursing from the University of Washington, where she also was a member of The National Dean’s List. Robin worked as Resident Care Manager at Regency at Renton Rehab Center before working as a nurse practitioner for Virginia Mason on Mercer Island.

She has been with Northwest Geriatrics since the start of the company. She is a member of The Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, and one of the Continuing Education Coordinators for the Association of Eastside Nurse Practitioners.

She loves to play soccer and is married with three kids living in Woodinville.


Lorri Berge, ARNPLorri Berge, ARNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Lorri Berge graduated with her degree in nursing from the University of Washington. Her extensive nursing experience has included working at Harborview Medical Center in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit as well as the Harborview Long Term Care Service.

Lorri joined Northwest Geriatrics in 2007 and is the Nurse Practitioner at Providence Mount St. Vincent.

When she is not caring for the frail elderly, Lorri enjoys spending time with (and spoiling) her beautiful grandchildren.


Laura Curtis, ARNP, MSNLaura Curtis, ARNP, MSN

Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Laura Curtis is a board certified Adult / Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, having received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Seattle University.

Laura has an accomplished background as a teacher, both in the US and abroad. She is bilingual in Spanish-English and she brings with her a wealth of world experience and a passion for treating patients in the community, where they live.

When she is not caring for her patients, Laura is an active mother of three young children.


Manami Honda, DNP, ARNPManami Honda, DNP, ARNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Manami Honda is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, having received both her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and her Master in Nursing from the University of Washington, Seattle. Manami also holds a Bachelor degree in Science from Oregon State University, Corvallis, where the focus of her studies was in Health Promotion and Education.

Manami is fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in Japanese, and brings with her to Northwest Geriatrics her significant academic background and also experience working in skilled nursing, urgent care and primary care settings. She is a Member of the National Rural Health Association, as well as ARNPs United of Washington State.

Manami is originally from Yamagata, in the north part of Japan. Things she misses about Japan are her family & friends, fancy convenience stores, and hot springs.


Stephanie Johnson, ARNP, AGPCNP, MSNStephanie Johnson, ARNP, AGPCNP, MSN

Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Stephanie Johnson is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, having received both her Masters and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing.

Moving to Northwest Geriatrics from EvergreenHealth’s “Your Home Primary Care”, Stephanie brings with her significant home health experience and a passionate desire to care for patients where they live in the community.

Stephanie is an active supporter and participant in international missions and humanitarian projects, which have seen her travel extensively to more than 30 countries throughout the word. Having lived in 4 separate countries (on two continents!), Stephanie speaks conversational Spanish and Romanian.

She is a Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and has coauthored a National Journal article on the Identification and Management of Malignant Skin Lesions among Older Adults.

Originally from Canada, Stephanie and her husband enjoy the beautiful Northwest outdoors. Stephanie is an avid kayaker, hiker and rock climber, with a goal to ascend Mount Rainier.


Sarah Hamm, ARNP, MSNSarah Hamm, ARNP, MSN

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Sarah Hamm received her Bachelor’s degree in Science with a Major in Biology, and pursued her interest in healthcare by completing her Master in Science in Nursing as a nurse practitioner (specializing in adult gerontology) from Seattle University.

Sarah previously worked as Health Unit Coordinator and Surgery Assistant on an inpatient surgery unit, but found working with older adults as an RN in a skilled nursing short-term rehabilitation floor most rewarding. She is passionate about nursing home care and cannot imagine practicing in any other setting. Sarah went on to complete her master’s thesis on Sepsis Screening in Skilled Nursing Facilities in line with the idea of treating patients in place and minimizing unnecessary transfers to hospitals.

Sarah continues to be driven by a strong interest in working with seniors to promote their health and prolonging independence and function as they age. She places a large emphasis on individualizing treatment for each patient and focusing on improving quality of life.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, and taking frequent trips to the dog park with her new husband and their dog Millie.


Mary Shelkey, Ph.D., GNP-BCMary Shelkey, Ph.D., GNP-BC

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Mary Shelkey received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Hunter College/ City University of New York, before obtaining her Ph.D. in Nursing from New York University, New York.

Dr. Shelkey brings to Northwest Geriatrics a wealth of academic information and vast experience which she will apply exclusively to patients in Adult Family Homes and Assisted Living Facilities in North King County.

In addition to her numerous clinical publications and research awards, Mary has contributed to the nursing community for over 12 years as an Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing at Seattle University.

She is a member of The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and has published several articles on the plight of older adults addressing Alzheimer’s and dementia, chronic pain management and also the use of pets in therapy and animal-assisted health care.

It is not a surprise that Mary is also a loving guardian of several lucky pet dogs who better her own personal health each day.