Palliative & Supportive Care

Address:
Valley Professional Center North
3915 Talbot Road South, Ste 310
Renton, WA 98055
Hours:

Inpatient Palliative Care
Ph: 425.690.3421
Fax: 425.690.9421

Outpatient Supportive Care
Ph: 425.690.3422
Fax: 425.690.9422

Supportive & Palliative Care is specialized care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and their family.

Learn more about our palliative care services.


  • Specialties

    • Primary: Palliative Care

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Palliative & Supportive Care - Specialty Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3421Phone: 425.690.3421
    Fax: 425.690.9422

    Biography

    Rachel Epstein, ARNP, is a board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. She has developed a clinical interest in palliative care and is passionate about helping patients to process their grief, anxiety, and loss when confronted with serious illness. She is committed to providing compassionate care, as guided by her patients’ goals and wishes. She values a team-based approach, to help her patients live well throughout illness — both during curative treatments and follow-up, as well as at the end of life.

    Rachel received her first bachelor’s degree in international political economy from Colorado College, and after completing a formative year with AmeriCorps she pivoted towards healthcare, ultimately receiving her MSN from Columbia University in New York. She worked for several years as an RN in a bustling trauma center Emergency Department before returning to her roots in Seattle. Prior to joining the Palliative Care team at Valley Medical Center, she practiced at Providence ElderPlace, a program that provides interdisciplinary and comprehensive medical care to older adults. She also has two years of ARNP experience in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has served as adjunct DNP faculty with Seattle Pacific University. She is currently furthering her education via a certificate in acupuncture with the accredited Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Institute. Apart from her work, Rachel also enjoys growing flowers, baking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Palliative Care

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Palliative & Supportive Care - Specialty Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3421Phone: 425.690.3421
    Fax: 425.690.9422

    Biography

    Josephine Evangelista, ARNP, has extensive nursing experience in critical care, management of chronic diseases, and palliative care for adult and geriatric patients in ambulatory and hospital settings. She believes in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of her patients through establishing relationship and understanding their condition and goals of care, and working together with the medical team to support patients in achieving their optimal health.

    She completed her bachelor’s degree at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and her Master’s Degree in nursing and nurse practitioner (NP) at University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and served as clinical preceptor for NP students at UCLA. She hold a national certification with American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an adult nurse practitioner and is a member of American Nurses Association (ANA) and Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association ( HPNA).

    Josie was born and raised in the Philippines and speaks fluent Tagalog. She enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, shopping, baking, and spending time with family and friends. She supports fundraising activities for charitable causes for non-profit organizations.

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    Specialties

    • Primary: Palliative Care

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Palliative & Supportive Care - Specialty Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3421Phone: 425.690.3421
    Fax: 425.690.9422

    Other Locations

    Oncology & Hematology Clinic - Specialty Care
    Valley Professional Center North
    3915 Talbot Rd S Ste 300
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3409
    Fax: 425.690.9004
  • Specialties

    • Primary: Hospice, Palliative Medicine

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Cantonese, Mandarin

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Palliative & Supportive Care - Specialty Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3421Phone: 425.690.3421
    Fax: 425.690.9422

    Biography

    Elaine Liu, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice & palliative medicine. She strives to provide holistic and supportive care to those with multiple chronic conditions and life-limiting conditions, particularly in the older adult population. She believes in honoring what is important to people at every stage of illness.

    Dr. Liu received her medical degree from National University of Singapore. She completed her internal medicine residency at Stroger Hospital of Cook County and her geriatric medicine fellowship at University of Michigan. She then returned to Stroger Hospital for practice pathway training in palliative medicine. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy exploring hiking trails of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • Specialties

    • Primary: Palliative Care

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Palliative & Supportive Care - Specialty Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3421Phone: 425.690.3421
    Fax: 425.690.9422

    Biography

    Amisha Mehta, MD, practices hospice and palliative medicine, and geriatric medicine. She has developed special interests in chronic illness management and end of life care. She enjoys the privilege of working with patients and their families as patients transition through different phases in life. She aims to provide compassionate and thoughtful care guided by her patients’ goals. She takes a team approach to patient care.

    Dr. Mehta received her medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She then moved to Seattle and completed her internal medicine residency at Virginia Mason followed by fellowships in geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine at University of Washington. Prior to joining Valley Medical Center, she practiced at Providence ElderPlace, a program that provides comprehensive care to frail adults. When away from work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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  • Specialties

    • Primary: Palliative Care

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

    Locations

    Palliative & Supportive Care - Specialty Clinic
    400 S 43rd St
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3421Phone: 425.690.3421
    Fax: 425.690.9422

    Biography

    Lauren Smilde, ARNP, DNP, is a board certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner who specializes in palliative care. She is passionate about caring for people with serious illness and working to improve their quality of life. “Our patients are so much more than what has brought them into the hospital. It is such a privilege to sit down and get to know who they are and what matters most to them. It is an honor to walk alongside my patients and their loved ones, taking the time to make sure that the care they are receiving makes sense to them. No matter how difficult a situation may be, I want everyone to know that there is always something we can do for you.”

    Lauren was born and raised in Seattle but completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at University of Pennsylvania. As a registered nurse, she has specialized in caring for older adults in the hospital as well as in the home. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Washington, where she also completed a graduate certificate in palliative care. In her free time, Lauren enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, taking ballroom dance lessons with her husband, and spending time with her friends and extended family