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Our Optometric Physicians


Elizabeth Chang, OD
Rachael Henrie, OD FAAO
Scott A. Jamieson, OD
Michael Samek, OD FAAO
Joseph A. Sifferman, OD
Kathy C. Yang-Williams, OD FAAO


 

Elizabeth Chang, OD


My goal is to help every patient achieve their maximum vision potential, have comfortable eyes, and maintain good eye health with thorough, respectful, and compassionate care. I strive to listen carefully to individual visual requirements and take time to explain exam findings and treatment options. I believe in utilizing the latest technology and best available optical products to meet these goals.”

Dr,
 Chang is a Seattle native whose interest in optometry began during her first childhood eye exam as a patient at Roosevelt Vision! She was impressed with clarity of vision and the friendly and warm relationships developed as a patient throughout her childhood. Those experiences were a strong influence throughout her schooling and in her ultimate career choice in optometry. After graduating from Garfield High School and the University of Washington, she went on to Optometry School at the University of California, Berkeley where she also completed a residency in Contact Lenses and Ocular Disease. She has over 10 years of experience practicing in the greater Seattle area and is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the King County Optometric Society. 

Outside of work, Dr. Chang stays busy with her husband, 3 young children, and 2 Jack Russell Terriers. She enjoys exploring local kid-friendly venues, cooking for her family, running, and is currently training for a half-marathon.

 



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Rachael Henrie, OD FAAO


“I am fortunate to be in a profession that I truly love, and am honored to join the Roosevelt Vision team. I constantly strive to expand my knowledge and expertise in all areas of eye care. It is my goal to work with my patients to determine their unique needs, and help recommend the safest and most effective treatment options available so they can maintain the highest quality of vision possible.”
 
Dr. Rachael Henrie grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with multiple honors, including the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal for highest grade point average.
 
After earning her doctorate, Dr. Henrie completed advanced residency training at the VA Hospital Puget Sound Health Care System in Tacoma, WA.  Dr. Henrie then provided optometric services for several years in a group practice in Edmonds, WA. Prior to joining Roosevelt Vision, she worked as a consulting optometric physician at Northwest Eye Surgeons, an eye surgery co-management center, providing post-operative and medical eye care from 2008 to 2012.
 
Dr. Henrie is active in her profession, with memberships in the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the King County Optometric Society. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2010, and has lectured on a variety of eye-related topics to local audiences. She has also gone on two volunteer eye care missions to Mexico in which she helped perform thousands of free eye examinations and distribute glasses.
 
Dr. Henrie lives in Seattle with her husband, two young children, and two dogs. When she is not in clinic, she enjoys being active with her family and neighborhood friends, exploring area parks, reading, and making jewelry and other creative endeavors.


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Scott A. Jamieson, OD

Scott A. Jamieson, OD


"Serving the needs of my patients at Roosevelt Vision is a rewarding experience, every day. Working alongside dedicated and skilled partners and a committed staff in order to provide quality, personal eye care is inspiring. The ever-changing technology and new knowledge regarding eye care keeps it both challenging and interesting. Best of all, interacting with my patients as “people behind those eyes” is what makes it all so rewarding. I look forward to practicing the profession of Optometry for many years."

Dr. Scott Jamieson is a Seattle native and attended Washington State University, majoring in Zoology. Dr. Jamieson received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in 1982. Dr. Jamieson was a teaching assistant in Physiological Optics and ICO for two years and enjoyed the experience of working with students who shared his enthusiasm for learning. After graduating, Dr. Jamieson had the fortune of joining the practice started by his father, Dr. Robert Jamieson. Joining his father and learning from his senior partner, Dr. Joseph Sifferman was an invaluable experience for a young practitioner.

Dr. Jamieson is a member in the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW) and the King County Society of OPW. He has organized and been involved in many continuing education conferences.

Dr. Jamieson enjoys many activities outside his professional life. He is active in sports and recreation. His favorite “hobby” involves cooking and has an appreciative audience in his wife of thirty years and his two children. Dr. Jamieson is active in his local Rotary club, where many local and international community service activities allow him to give back to a world that has given him so much.


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Michael Samek, OD FAAO

Michael Samek, OD FAAO


"Vision leads our ability to live and enjoy rewarding productive lives. Everyday, I have the privilege to evaluate, improve and enhance the visual process of each person I meet."

Dr. Michael Samek grew up in Eastern Washington and has lived in the Seattle area for over 24 years. Dr. Samek received a Bachelor of Arts in child psychology from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science from Pacific University in Oregon. He completed his Doctorate of Optometry at the Pacific University College of Optometry and a Masters in Education at Pacific University. During Optometry School, Dr. Samek was selected for an externship in vision performance training at the State University of New York Optometry School. Dr. Samek joined Roosevelt Vision in 1989.

While at the University of Washington, Dr. Samek worked with Dr. Davida Teller, researching the development of vision in infants and also methods to test vision in this population. He helped establish the pediatric clinic at the Pacific University College of Optometry and the school’s Portland Optometric Center. Dr. Samek has been on staff at Children’s Hospital (Seattle) and adjunct faculty for the Pacific University College of Optometry.

Dr. Samek is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and also maintains membership in the College of Vision Development, the American Optometric Association, and Optometric Physicians of Washington. He has completed advanced training in the medical treatment of eye diseases. Dr. Samek has been published in national optometric journals and presented at international eye research meetings. Dr. Samek’s special clinical interest is in the area of children’s vision, and computer related vision disorders.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Samek enjoys photography, hiking, travel, the study of scripture, and spending time with twenty nieces and nephews.


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Joseph A. Sifferman, OD


"Working at Roosevelt Vision continues to be very rewarding. The pleasure of visiting with our patients, working with pleasant staff, and sharing a practice with very talented colleagues, including my daughter, Laura, has made for a very gratifying career. Optometry is a wonderful profession that allows us to expand our knowledge and expertise in all areas of eye care. This gives us the means to provide the most effective, state of the art care in order to preserve the vision of our patients.”

Dr. Joseph Sifferman was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Seattle Prep and studied pre-med at the University of Washington. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He received the Gold Key Optometric Award for service to his class, the Tomb and Key Award for academic excellence and the Beta Sigma Kappa International Award.

Dr. Sifferman is active in his profession. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington and the King County Society of OPW. He is a Past-President of the Optometric Physicians of Washington and received the state optometric association’s “Doctor of Optometry of the Year Award” in 1997.

Dr. Sifferman has been active in his community. He is currently president of his parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference and works Monday nights at St. Martin de Porres Homeless Shelter. He is a former member of the Seattle Seafair Clowns.

Dr. Sifferman lives near Carkeek Park in Seattle with his wife of 37 years. He has three adult children, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren. He enjoys golf, travelling, summers at their summer home, and church activities.


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Kathy C. Yang-Williams, OD FAAO

Kathy C. Yang-Williams, OD FAAO


"It is an honor to be a member of the Roosevelt Vision team. I have the opportunity to impact the quality of life of my patients, working with them to determine what solution will best fulfill their unique visual needs."

Dr. Yang-Williams completed her Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and her postdoctoral residency in cornea and contact lenses at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She served as a staff optometrist and clinical instructor at Omni Eye Specialists, a secondary and tertiary care center in Baltimore, Maryland before completing a 2-year glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Howard Barnebey at Specialty Eye Care Center in Seattle. Dr. Yang-Williams was a consulting optometrist at Northwest Eye Surgeons PC, a surgical co-management practice in Puget Sound, from 1999 to 2007. She joined Roosevelt Vision in 2007 when she and colleague, Dr. Laura Kompkoff sought a way to balance clinical practice and family life.

The diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, including new perimetric technology and optic nerve head imaging as well as disease management through the development of new medications and surgical techniques, is the focus of Dr. Yang-Williams’ research. She has published numerous articles and several book chapters on glaucoma and ocular disease management, is a contributing editor for Review of Optometry and a member of the Editorial Review Board for Optometry Times. Dr. Yang-Williams has lectured on minor surgical procedures and ocular disease topics to local, state, and national audiences. She is a member of the adjunct clinical faculty of Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Dr. Yang-Williams is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington. She was selected as the Young OD of the Year for Washington State in 2004. She represents the King County Society as a Board member for the Optometric Physicians of Washington. She is also member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS).

Dr. Yang-Williams enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters sailing in the Puget Sound area as well as gardening and yoga when the opportunity arises!


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