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Published on February 04, 2013

Overlake Medical Clinics Welcomes Four New Physicians

Bellevue, WA – Overlake Medical Clinics recently added four physicians to its staff including a metabolic and bariatric surgeon, an electrophysiologist, a primary care physician and an urgent care physician.

Joseph E. Chebli, MD, FACS, joined Overlake Medical Clinics Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He completed his surgical residency at Georgetown University Hospital and became board certified in General Surgery in 2002. He was named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2004. In 2010, Dr. Chebli was designated as an ASMBS Center of Excellence surgeon. He’s been named Top Doctor by Seattle Magazine in the field of bariatric surgery six years in a row.

Derek M. Rodrigues, MD, FACC, joined Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiology. He received subspecialist training in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and is Board Certified in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He started the Electrophysiology program at Overlake in 1997. Dr. Rodrigues has been involved in research into management of arrhythmias and heart failure with implantable defibrillators and pacemakers.

Sigrid Barnickel, MD is taking new patients at the Issaquah primary care clinic. She graduated from the University of Washington Medical School. She interned at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and completed her family medicine residency at Hamot Family Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her areas of interest include family medicine, back and neck injuries, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, high cholesterol, developmental delay and preventive health.

Christina Lee, MD is seeing patients at the Redmond Urgent Care clinic. She completed medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in New Brunswick, New Jersey and was a resident at Deaconess Family Medicine in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Lee speaks English and Korean, and has a special interest in urgent care cases.

Over the past three years, Overlake has focused on adding new primary and specialty care clinics and expanding its employed physician network to better integrate services and better serve patients. The primary focus of Overlake Medical Clinics is to promote health and wellness. The staff in each clinic works with patients to design a care plan tailored to unique needs, based on the latest, proven medical practices. Overlake's primary and specialty care clinics are located throughout the Eastside, close to where patients live and work. Each clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and all are specifically designed to provide patients with a comfortable, healing environment and short wait times. Each clinic offers same-day appointments - walk-ins are welcome.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported regional medical center with a network of medical clinics throughout the Eastside. The hospital is licensed for 349 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women’s programs, senior care, psychiatric services and it was the first Level III trauma service on the Eastside. Overlake also participates in a wide range of community outreach activities including health fairs, free health screening events, wellness classes and wellness publications. For more information, visit www.overlakehospital.org.

Funds raised by Overlake Medical Center Foundation and Overlake Auxiliaries support vital patient programs and further Overlake’s mission of Medical excellence every day.™ For more information or to donate, visit www.overlakehospital.org/support.

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Media Contacts

For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact Kipepeo Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 425-688-5603, kipepeo.brown@overlakehospital.org, or Lee Keller, 206-799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com.