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Our Hospitalist Staff

Adrienne L. Bennett Adrienne L. Bennett, MD
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine 1990
Residency Program: University of California San Diego Medical Center 1993
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

After 25 years of marriage, my husband Greg Gasic and I decided to have our mid-life crises together and move to Yakima to pursue our dreams. Greg is starting a new career in enology and viticulture, and plans someday to have his own vineyard/winery (we met at a wine tasting). As the Medical Director of Memorial Hospital Physicians, I am fortunate to be working with a wonderful team of hospitalists to grow and develop the hospitalist program at an extraordinary community hospital. I have been a career hospitalist since 1997, and am a charter member of the National Association of Inpatient Physicians (now Society of Hospital Medicine). I currently serve on the SHM Career Satisfaction Task Force, and am also an Associated Editor of The Journal of Hospital Medicine. I co-edited the textbook Just the Facts Hospital Medicine. My professional passions include patient care, teaching and systems/quality/patient safety improvement. Greg and I share our home with four cats, and enjoy travel, hiking, good food and wine.

Christopher Catton

Christopher Catton, MD
Medical School: University of Washington 1989
Residency: Internal Medicine Spokane 1992
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Growing up as the son of an Air Force jet pilot allowed me to live in 12 different cities in my first 11 years of life. When my dad retired in 1974 we moved to Spokane, Washington, and I established roots in the Pacific Northwest. I met my wife Geri while in medical school and after residency we moved to Yakima where we are raising our five children and one golden retriever. I enjoy coaching my sons' baseball and basketball teams as well as attending my daughters' dance recitals. For our first 11 years in Yakima I enjoyed a "traditional" internal medicine practice. Five years ago, I transitioned to hospital medicine as one of the founding physicians of our growing hospitalist team. The small town feel and family friendly culture coupled with its close proximity to Seattle makes Yakima a great place to live, raise a family and practice medicine.

Chester Sim Chua

Chester Sim Chua, MD, FACP
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines 2001 Magna Cum Laude
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 2007
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

I was born and raised as a Filipino-Chinese, and eventually left the Philippines Islands after completing my B.S. in Medical Technology and MD as a Dean's Scholar at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, graduating Cum Laude & Magna Cum Laude respectively. I moved to the United States in 2003 and settled in the less humid and hurricane-prone sunny island of Galveston, one hour south of Houston, Texas, where I completed my internship and residency at UTMB. I was honored as the "Most Likely Smiling Intern & Resident Award" two years in a row. My passion for hospital medicine led me to move to the four-seasoned weather of the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the apple basin agricultural community of Yakima where I have been a hospitalist at YVMH since 2007. I have been very active in the medical community and hospital committees, including the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Anticoagulation Committee and Lab Q+ Committee, and serve on the YVMH Medical Executive Committee. I was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at YVMH in 2009 and also appointed to the faculty of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine. In 2011, I was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In my spare time, I like to travel and attend continuing medical education workshops.

Dr. Adrian Crisostomo

Adrian Crisostomo, MD
Medical School: Far Eastern University, Philippines
Residency: Harlem Hospital

I grew up in the Philippines in a family of physicians: I am the 13th physician in my family, but the first to practice medicine in the United States. I worked as a primary care physician and as an ER hospitalist in the Philippines but ultimately decided I wanted to pursue my own path in medicine, travelling to the United States for a residency program at Harlem Hospital in New York City. I tend to be quiet and serious and often surprise people with my sense of humor. In my spare time, I like to exercise - I used to play basketball, but now enjoy running to manage my weight and stay fit.

Grace Dalmacion, MD

Grace Dalmacion, MD
Medical School: Cebu Doctors' University, Philippines
Residency: St. John Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, New York

I am originally from the Philippines and came to the United States in 2009 for a residency program in New York state. I am married to a fellow physician - an infectious disease specialist who is also working to become a hospitalist - and have an 11-year-old daughter. I like being able to communicate with people and keep them as informed as possible about their health, and Yakima has a small-town feel that I appreciate. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and watching movies, but I also would love to travel more frequently.

Eugene Enriquez

Eugene Enriquez, MD
Medical School: Far Eastern University
Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY

I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. As a child, I was always amazed with how doctors made a sick person feel better. Once I became an adult, I met my life partner who opened up my eyes to the world of medicine. She still inspires me to work hard to reach my goals of becoming a good physician. I attended medical school at Fareastern University and completed my residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York. I am happy to be in Yakima working as a hospitalist. My philosophy of care is to treat my patients as unique individuals. Sickness or spending time in the hospital is a stressful event for everyone involved. It is my honor to help towards a patient's physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and two children. In my spare time, I love spending time with them. I also enjoy fishing and being outdoors.

Jacob Joy

Jacob Joy, MD
Medical School: Kottayam Medical College, India, 2003
Residency Internal Medicine: St. Joseph's Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, MI, 2010
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Masters in Public Health: Harvard School Of Public Health, Boston, MA

I am from the southern state of India, called Kerala. My interest in medicine as a career was inspired by my father who was a pediatrician. After medical school, I moved to U.S to pursue a Masters of Public Health Degree in Health Care Management at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. In 2007, I moved to Michigan for my residency in Internal Medicine. During my residency, I married my wife, Pingle, who is a software engineer. We came to Yakima in 2010 and we love being here surrounded by all the natural beauty and outdoor activities. I enjoy being a member of this great Hospitalist team and I give my best everyday.

Enrique Jimenez, MD

Enrique Jimenez, MD
Medical School: University of North, Colombia 1993
Residency Internal Medicine: University of Antioquia/San Vicente de Paul University Hospital, Colombia 2001
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

I am originally from Colombia and grew up in Canada, between Montreal and Toronto. Growing up, I was always drawn to anatomy and biology, but two doctors inspired me to pursue medicine as a career: My pediatrician was very kind and made me love my visits with him, and a neurologist helped me deal with migraines I suffered as a teenager. Originally, I planned to pursue research, but I enjoy working with people so much that I realized I didn't want to be confined to a laboratory. I believe honesty is the best approach with patients, and I always strive to provide clear, accurate information. I enjoy exercising and I'm an avid movie-goer, whether its dramas, European films or animated or special-effects movies. Also, Yakima is beautiful - the panorama reminds me of Italy - and I look forward to exploring the area more.

Ajmal Kazman, MD

Ajmal Kazman, MD
Medical school: University of the Punjab, Pakistan 2002
Residency: Internal Medicine- Unity Health System in Rochester, NY 2009
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Through the years, I have developed my approach to medicine, which I call the A,B,C's of patient care. A) Availability - Making myself available to my patients. B) Behavior- Interacting with my patients and getting to know them personally, so they feel comfortable opening up and discussing their concerns. C) Competence - Staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and information to best treat my patients and seeking help for them when additional resources may be needed.

I have always had an interest in farming, stemming from my youth in Pakistan. That was part of what drew me to the Yakima area. I enjoy getting outdoors cycling and hiking. I have spent a great deal of time recently exploring the Yakima Valley. It's cozy here. The weather is not too hot or too cold and people are very friendly.

S. Brad Lancaster

S. Brad Lancaster DO
Medical School: University of North Texas - Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2006
Residency Program: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 2009
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Originally from Nacogdoches, Texas, my wife and I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2009 to start our careers and settle down to raise our family. My wife, Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, enjoys her work as a pediatrician with Yakima Pediatric Associates. It has truly been a pleasure to live and work in Yakima. We enjoy spending family time with our son Kian, and our dog, Sugar. My professional interests include quality improvement and physician recruitment. I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and hiking in my spare time.

Tibor Mojzis, MD

Tibor Mojzis, MD
Medical School: Comenius University Medical School
Residency Program: Jersey Shore Medical Center 2010
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

I was born and raised in Trencin, Slovak Republic, a town similar in size to Yakima, and moved to the capital city of Bratislava after finishing high school. I studied at Comenius University Medical School, receiving my medical degree in 2003. I practiced internal medicine for two years there before moving to New Jersey in 2007 to finish residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. I joined Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in 2010 and have found patients here very pleasant. I believe patients do better when they understand their health issues and can participate in their care, and I really appreciate the great team of hospitalists and specialists on staff here. On the personal side, I've found that Yakima has some beautiful places; the weather is fantastic, and I love to ski and windsurf.

Emmy L. Oh

Emmy L. Oh, MD
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines 2006
Residency Program: East Tennessee State University 2009
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

I am a native of the Philippines, a country with 7,107 islands. I finished my internal medicine residency program at East Tennessee State University and joined the hospitalist program at YVMH in 2009. I enjoy music, food, online games, and travel. As part of my adventurous nature, I ended up in the northwest United States. I look forward to making more friends here and exploring more of this part of the world.

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