INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS
We have Internal Medicine physicians at OIMA who have attended some of the most prestigious Ivy League schools, won awards, such as SeattleMet’s “Top Doctors”, been members of honors societies, such as Alpha Omega Alpha, and have led their peers in roles, such as Chief Resident. Our internists provide primary care for adults and seniors with the help of a friendly support staff.
Although some of our internists are not accepting new patients, we welcome your call, as our staff would gladly match your needs with one of our providers.
Jill Enright, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: Yes. Dr. Enright joined OIMA in May 2012. She has been practicing Internal Medicine in Bellevue since 1995. Dr. Enright enjoys all aspects of primary care, including preventive care, minor procedures, acute care, diagnosing and managing chronic health issues for men and women age 18 and older. She encourages patients to be active participants in their health and enjoys serving as a guide and resource for healthcare decisions.
Dr. Enright was raised in North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) followed by a Medical Degree from Duke University in 1990. Internship and Residency were completed at University of California San Diego in 1993. She is a member of American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, Washington State Medical Association and affiliated with Overlake Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Enright enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, swimming, cycling, yoga, gardening and arts and crafts.
Darshana Shanbhag, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: Yes. Dr. Shanbhag joined Overlake Internal Medicine Associates in 2000. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine in both the U.S. and India. After earning a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bombay, she earned an advanced medical degree from the University of Bombay. While a student, she earned distinctions in anatomy, pharmacology and forensic medicine. Her community work included providing primary care to the poor in Bombay as well in rural areas of India.
Following board certification in India, Dr. Shanbhag came to the U.S. to complete an additional residency program at the University of Missouri at Columbia, whereupon she became board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She holds memberships with both the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
“I consider Internal Medicine my calling because in taking care of my patients, I come into contact with numerous medical disciplines: cardiology, neurology and infectious diseases, for example. As your health advocate, it is my role to sort through all of this information and help you make the best choices.”
Dr. Shanbhag was born and raised in Bombay, India, and has lived in the United States for many years. Away from the office, she spends as much time as possible with her husband and young daughter, engages in tennis and outdoor sports, and enjoys the quieter pursuits of reading and watching movies.
Allen J Geltzer, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: Yes. ACCEPTING MEDICARE PATIENTS: Yes. Dr. Allen Geltzer was raised in Providence, Rhode Island and received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology at Brown University, an Ivy League school located in Providence. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Afterwards, he moved directly to Seattle and completed his internship and residency specializing in primary care medicine at the Virginia Mason Medical Center. During residency, he published an article entitled “Effects of Weather on Carbon Monoxide Suicides in Western Washington,” which, interestingly, found that the incidence of suicides by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increased after one to seven days of rain.
Upon completion of residency in 1998, Dr. Geltzer began working for Overlake Internal Medicine Associates. He has been a board certified internist specializing in primary care medicine since that time. He has been the ongoing Vice President of the clinic and the primary care clinic executive representative since 2008. In 2009 he was featured in the Mercer Island Reporter for his role in saving a fellow tennis player in cardiac arrest (http://www.mi-reporter.com/news/63615207.html).
Dr. Geltzer has enjoyed living in the Bellevue area since 1995. His interests include skiing, windsurfing, and hiking with his two bilingual children and French wife.
Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or concerns. He looks forward to working with you in the future.
Gene Hao, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: Yes. ACCEPTING MEDICARE PATIENTS: Yes. Dr. Hao joined Overlake Internal Medicine Associates in 2000. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. After his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a degree in molecular and cell biology, Dr. Hao attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. His residency training occurred at Chicago’s McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Dr. Hao continued to practice in the Chicago area as a hospitalist for Inpatient Consultants of Illinois before coming to the Northwest. Since then, he has enjoyed spending most of his professional time in the outpatient setting. Over the years, he has developed numerous specialized skills, and he is certified in flexible sigmoidoscopy. He has a special interest in exercise physiology and nutrition.
“I chose to specialize in Internal Medicine over other disciplines because it affords me the opportunity to meet many different people with many different backgrounds and treat a broad range of patient needs.”
Dr. Hao grew up in California, then spent many years in the Midwest before moving to Washington State. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family and takes great pleasure in enjoying the rich outdoor experiences of the Northwest, such as skiing and cycling.
Joseph Lee, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: Yes. Dr. Joseph Lee is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Portland State University in Oregon and his medical degree from Loma Linda University of Medicine in Loma Linda, California in 2000. His prior experience includes several years as a full time staff member at both the Beaver Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente in California. He joined Overlake Internal Medicine Associates in 2006.
Professional affiliations include The American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Washington State Medical Association.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Lee enjoys ice hockey, golf, photography and the cello.
Marc R. Mitchell, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: No. Dr. Mitchell joined Overlake Internal Medicine Associates in 1997. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Washington.
He is a member of both The American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Medical Association as well as the American College of Physicians.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Mitchell enjoys various outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Sandra C. Rice, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: No. Dr. Rice attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. She also completed her medical training and residency at the University of Washington. One of the first female physicians in Bellevue, she has been practicing for more than 25 years.
Dr. Rice has served as a member of the Overlake Internal Medicine Associates Executive Committee and as its President as well as numerous Overlake Hospital committees and its Executive Board. Since joining Overlake Internal Medicine in 1993, she has been instrumental in building the current generation of Primary Care doctors composing the Overlake Internal Medicine team.
Dr. Rice is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. She is a member of ACP-ASIM as well as local and state medical societies.
In addition to her dedication to her patients, Dr. Rice and her husband are accomplished ballroom dancers and on weekends can be found on the tennis court, windsurfing, sailing, biking, or tending her prolific rose garden.
Hope Druckman, M.D.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: Please call Dr. Druckman’s Medical Assistant. Dr. Druckman has been practicing Internal Medicine at Overlake Internal Medicine Associates (OIMA) since February, 2007. Prior to joining OIMA, she held positions as an Attending Physician at institutions, including Virginia Mason, Harborview Medical Center, and Harvard Community Health Plan in Wellesley, MA.
Dr. Druckman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude in 1971. She followed her BA degree with a Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in 1976. Dr. Druckman’s Internship and Junior Residency were completed at Children’s Hospital in Boston in 1978, followed by a Senior Residency at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle in 1979. Upon completion of her Senior Residency, she went back to Boston where she completed a Residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Mt. Auburn Hospital & Harvard Community Health Plan from 1979-1981.
From 1981 through 2006, Dr. Druckman held the positions of Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, Virginal Mason Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. She was the Acting and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.
Dr. Druckman has been heavily involved in the medical community, holding positions on the Palliative Care Committee and Bioethics Committee at Virginia Mason Medical Center, the Executive Committee at Harvard Medical Health Plan, and as the Medical Director of the Harborview Sexual Assault Center in Seattle.
She is a member of the King County Medical Society and the Washington State Medical Society and has triple board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Hospice Care & Palliative Medicine