Seminar Speaker Profiles

Chan_HwangDr Chan Hwang M.D.

Dr. Chan Hwang obtained his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1994 and completed a four-year residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1998 at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Hwang has been in practice in the Seattle area, focusing on the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders, since 1998. He works at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma focusing on rehabilitation of neurological problems such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and peripheral neuropathies. He has also been the pain clinic physician consultant for the Puyallup location of UBC, Inc. from May of 2001 through November 2014. His passion is to provide lifestyle and physical medicine as well as rehabilitation resources to the under-served, not only in Western Washington but internationally as well.

Uma KrishnanDr Uma Krishnan M.D.

Dr. Krishnan trained at Thanjavur Medical College and Madras Medical School in India, before coming to the United States to complete her fellowship at Michigan State University.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiology, and now specializes in cardiology for women.  She practices at the Cardiac Study Center in Tacoma, WA and aims to improve cardiovascular health and quality of life in women, by preventing, detecting, and treating risk factors. She especially focuses on helping women develop healthy lifestyle practices.



DrPatricia-11 F Patricia McEachrane-Gross, M.D.

Dr McEachrane-Gross, or Dr McG as she is known, brings a new and unique philosophy to family medicine, combining elements of an old-fashioned doctor’s office with modern medicine and a holistic, common-sense approach to health and well being. Dr. McG is board-certified in family medicine and preventive medicine. She grew up and attended medical school in the Caribbean, and completed her Family Practice residency at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey.

“I call my philosophy functional medicine,” says Dr. McG, who has both a medical degree and a Masters of Public Health (M.D.H.) degree among her credentials. “It’s a philosophy that’s been around for a number of years, but it’s becoming a new approach to medicine.” Educating patients about proper diet and lifestyle is a major component of her practice, she says. “Most of our chronic diseases, whether it’s high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cancer – all of them have a lifestyle basis. Yes, there are some heredity aspects. But the majority of the causes are based in lifestyle and diet.”


Rachael Wyman

Dr Rachael Wyman, M.D.

Dr Rachael Wyman is a cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Campus.  She has been a practicing cardiologist for 13 years.  She was born and raised in the Skagit Valley and graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2000.  She went on to complete an internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship, and preventive cardiology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.

Areas of clinical specialty include preventive cardiology, hypertension, lipid disorders, cardiac imaging, chronic cardiac conditions and a plant-based diet.  Dr. Wyman has also severed as a medical director for a lipid clinic, cardiac rehab, and currently serves on the Kaiser Permanente National Cholesterol Guideline committee.

Lifestyle choices heavily influence our health, with this in mind Dr. Wyman encourages all her patients to continually working towards improving their health through moving towards a plant based diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, and finding balance in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives.