Marina Medical

Family Practice located in Normandy Park, WA

Michael C. Brown, MD is Medical Director of Marina Medical in Normandy Park, WA. Having been board certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics, Dr. Brown also has extensive experience in Emergency Medicine. He brings 40 years’ experience to his integrative approach for treating patients of both genders, ages 2 to 102, from throughout the greater Seattle area.

At Marina Medical, much of Dr. Brown’s care focuses on prevention or management of complex chronic illness including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. He and his medical team provide services ranging from pediatrics to treatment for hormone deficiencies and migraines. Geriatric care includes screening for cognitive impairment and treatment of memory loss and dementia. Certified for treatment using Suboxone, Dr. Brown offers chronic pain management as well as treatment for opiate dependency and other chemical addictions. Most laboratory testing can be conducted onsite and Urgent Care walk-in visits are available to all for a reasonable flat fee regardless of insurance.

Mindful that nutrition, exercise, stress management, and emotional health play an essential role in one’s well-being, Dr. Brown encourages patients to take advantage of lifestyle guidance and activities, including Club Wellness.

It was at the University of Utah School of Medicine that Dr. Brown earned his medical degree, followed by an internship at Holy Cross Hospital, also in Salt Lake City. After two years as an Army medical training advisor at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas he pursued a year of advanced training in general surgery. His private practice career began in Southern California, and during the 1980’s he pioneered a multi-disciplinary holistic and integrative medical clinic there. Relocating to Seattle in 1990, Dr. Brown served a decade as clinic director with Highline Medical Group. For five years he was also medical director of Highline Geropsychiatric Unit and several local nursing and extended care facilities.

In 2003, Dr. Brown opened Marina Medical in Des Moines, then moved the practice to Normandy Park at the end of 2014. He, his staff and patients thoroughly enjoy the new clinic at Normandy Park Towne Center, and they look forward to welcoming you there!

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Marina Medical

Michael C. Brown, MD is Medical Director of Marina Medical in Normandy Park, WA. Having been board certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics, Dr. Brown also has extensive experience in Emergency Medicine. He brings 40 years’ experience to his integrative approach for treating patients of both genders, ages 2 to 102, from throughout the greater Seattle area.

At Marina Medical, much of Dr. Brown’s care focuses on prevention or management of complex chronic illness including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. He and his medical team provide services ranging from pediatrics to treatment for hormone deficiencies and migraines. Geriatric care includes screening for cognitive impairment and treatment of memory loss and dementia. Certified for treatment using Suboxone, Dr. Brown offers chronic pain management as well as treatment for opiate dependency and other chemical addictions. Most laboratory testing can be conducted onsite and Urgent Care walk-in visits are available to all for a reasonable flat fee regardless of insurance.

Mindful that nutrition, exercise, stress management, and emotional health play an essential role in one’s well-being, Dr. Brown encourages patients to take advantage of lifestyle guidance and activities, including Club Wellness.

It was at the University of Utah School of Medicine that Dr. Brown earned his medical degree, followed by an internship at Holy Cross Hospital, also in Salt Lake City. After two years as an Army medical training advisor at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas he pursued a year of advanced training in general surgery. His private practice career began in Southern California, and during the 1980’s he pioneered a multi-disciplinary holistic and integrative medical clinic there. Relocating to Seattle in 1990, Dr. Brown served a decade as clinic director with Highline Medical Group. For five years he was also medical director of Highline Geropsychiatric Unit and several local nursing and extended care facilities.

In 2003, Dr. Brown opened Marina Medical in Des Moines, then moved the practice to Normandy Park at the end of 2014. He, his staff and patients thoroughly enjoy the new clinic at Normandy Park Towne Center, and they look forward to welcoming you there!


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  • Sjardo Steneker, MD

    Family Practice, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Urgent Care

    Marina Medical is excited and pleased to announce that our practice is expanding with the arrival of Dr. Sjardo Steneker. A Medical Doctor for 27 years, Dr. Steneker has a broad scope of practice, including care of newborns, pediatrics, adolescents, male and female adults, geriatrics and urgent care. Caring and compassionate, Dr. Steneker is revered by his patients; they deeply appreciate that he takes time to listen and skillfully address the unique needs of each person.

    Since his Family Medicine Residency at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle, Dr. Steneker has garnered years of experience both as a clinician and director of a busy practice. Dedicated to his profession, he enjoys reading and attending seminars that keep him abreast of the latest developments in medicine. He also enjoys educating his patients, helping them to understand what is happening with their health and why.

    Dr. Steneker welcomes new and old patients alike to schedule an appointment with him at Marina Medical. He and all the staff look forward to greeting you!

  • Kaye L. Brown, MSPH

    Administrator

    Kaye Brown has long enjoyed helping establish integrative healthcare and promoting a functional medicine approach to preventing and treating chronic diseases including cancer. With a BA in Communications and Human Relations (Univ. of Kansas), a Master of Science in Public Health in Health Education and Behavioral Science (UCLA) and doctoral studies in Health Policy and Administration, Mrs. Brown began her career at the Minnesota Department of Health HMO Unit, analyzing preventive services programs in some of the nation’s first Health Maintenance Organizations. At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, she served as Administrative Communications Director, facilitating interaction between upper management and BCBS’ first IT department. Kaye then served as an assistant administrator and grant writer for a non-profit Community Mental Health Center. She also helped develop curriculum and funding for two of the nation’s first long-distance masters programs for health administration. In Southern California, a highlight of Kaye’s career was working with Dr. Brown and a team of providers to establish and operate one of the earliest multidisciplinary holistic healthcare centers.

    After breaking from the workplace to mother a large family and home-schooling three children for several years, Kaye reentered the world of private medical practice when Marina Medical was established in 2003. She loves the newer Normandy Park location and its patients, and is eager to help expand health education and lifestyle programs within the clinic and Club Wellness.

  • Norma Garcia, MA-C

    Receptionist and Front Office Coordinator

    Growing up in sunny southern California, Norma enjoyed interacting with people and always felt sensitive to their needs. From an early age she looked forward to working as a healthcare professional. The journey that eventually brought her to Marina Medical began after high school when Norma became a Certified Nursing Assistant. A few years later, before moving to Indiana, Norma earned her diploma as a Medical Assistant; that training accelerated her career in both the clinical and administrative aspects of medicine. She gained years of extensive experience in the specialties of Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chiropractic and Vascular Surgery. From conducting EKG’s and lab tests, interpreting fetal heart monitors and assisting in surgical procedures, to aptly managing multiple phone lines and applying appropriate insurance billing codes, Norma has brought diligence, patience and a high degree of competence to many who needed her help.

    Now that her family has moved to Seattle, Marina Medical is the beneficiary of Norma’s many talents. Her bilingual ability is ‘icing on the cake’ for patients whose first language is Spanish. And her clinical skills are always nearby when extra hands are needed in the back office. When she isn’t at work juggling phone calls with patients at the Front Desk, Norma enjoys mothering her beautiful family. She looks forward to daily stress relief gained at the gym on her way to work!

  • Olivia Brown, EMT, MA-R

    Registered Medical Assistant
    Assistant Clinic Administrator

    Olivia’s healthcare career inspiration began at age five when tagging along to nursing homes with her father, Dr. Brown. Soon she carried with her a bunny, kitten or dog, having seen how happy and calm patients could be when a furry creature was snuggled on his or her lap. Fast forward to 2007 when, on the other side of the U.S., Olivia earned her BS in Health Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. There she also played goalkeeper for NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer and coached youth of all ages, especially those on club teams preparing for college. In addition to coaching, Olivia has worked her magic with children as a nanny and as a YMCA volunteer and employee. Inspired by the Certified Nurse Midwife who ‘caught’ her at her own home birth, Olivia became certified as a childbirth educator and a Labor and Birth Doula. She also was employed in an assisted living facility as a Certified Medication Technician and Care Manager.

    2011 saw Olivia return to Seattle for post-baccalaureate coursework in preparation for doctoral nursing studies. During that process, she became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and in late 2014 Olivia joined Marina Medical as a Registered Medical Assistant, fulfilling her longtime desire to learn at the side of her father. With Dr. Steneker’s recent arrival, she now enjoys assisting him, also. Olivia’s dedication to patients and clinic operations often feels like essential oil for the clinic’s turning cogs. Patients and staff alike will certainly feel her absence when academic schedules take her away. But they hope she will again return, this next time prepared to take on even more responsibility as one of Marina Medical’s key providers.

  • Joseph M. Brown

    Founder and Director of Club Wellness

    Joseph Brown has been passionate about health and fitness since childhood. At age 15, he broke the Washington State record in deadlift for his weight category and was simultaneously mastering his third form of Tai Chi. After undergraduate studies of pre-medical sciences and Chinese, he studied for a year in the Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.) program at SIOM, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. While continuing to be mentored in the musculoskeletal therapeutic method called Zheng Gu Tui Na, he paused other formal clinical studies to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in the health food industry. For two years he worked at a popular juice bar in Seattle and simultaneously developed value-added natural food products including a dip, vegan burger and diabetic friendly sweets.

    Recognizing that healthy habits are developed more easily – and most effectively – when they are reinforced by social interaction with people who have similar interests and challenges, Joseph was inspired to organize Club Wellness, Marina Medical’s in-house wellness venture designed to connect people via “social wellness”. Joseph says, “My job is simple - to inspire life! Every morning I wake up to inspire life within myself and try to follow a vibrant, engaging, harmonious lifestyle. I’ve learned that what thrills me most is to help provide that dynamic and enlivening experience of wellness for other people. Perhaps I can share my inspiration and inspire YOU to live a more vibrant and engaging lifestyle.”

  • Kevin Walker, HSCA, MACS

    Owner of Innovation Dinamix, IT Management
    Hospital Corpsman, C.A.

    In 2012, Kevin Walker expanded the horizons of his IT company, Innovation Dinamix, when he moved from southeast Kansas to Seattle. Kevin studied at Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Missouri and Truman State University, specializing in Computer Design Engineering. Since 2013, he has provided Information Technology systems development, hardware maintenance and much software programming for a wide range of Marina Medical’s electronic technology needs. In 2014 Kevin established significantly expanded laboratory services for the clinic. When he isn’t helping Marina Medical stay in sync with ever-changing bureaucratic data demands or implementing some new healthcare technology, Kevin can be found running to the rescue for any number of IT dilemmas or crises faced by less-techno-savvy staff.

    It is certainly advantageous that Mr. Walker is well acquainted with medicine and medical procedures. On battlefields in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations around the globe, Kevin served as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman assigned to Marine units. In those combat zones, he and his fellow medical technicians were respectfully and fondly referred to as “Docs”. Kevin also served as a Hospital Corpsman at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. While he greatly enjoyed caring for patients in that rare environment, he dryly quips with a twinkle in his eye, “When you have the opportunity to spend a winter in Antarctica . . . pass.”

  • Carrol Fish

    Owner, Oak Point Medical Billing

    Carrol Fish, owner of Oak Point Medical Billing, processes medical insurance claims and conducts a range of billing and collection services. Her first experience with the Marina Medical family was in 2004 when she manually rebuilt a crashed Accounts Receivable program. Since then, Carrol has helped Marina Medical implement updates and conversions of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and Practice Management Software (PMS) to facilitate an operation as smooth as possible within the constantly changing and evermore complex medical cyberworld.

    Carrol graduated from Green River Community College with an Associate of Applied Arts, specializing in business. While working as a certified claims professional and auditor in the transportation industry, she had to rely on her own ingenuity to learn and operate the company's first desktop computer system. Thanks to that nuts and bolts background and subsequent years of experience, Carrol is able to work closely with Marina Medical’s IT operations. Clinic staff are grateful that Carrol’s objectives are to make staff members’ work lives less stressful while she also provides excellent service to patients. Carrol’s own favorite stress relief comes from tending a herd of goats with her husband where they live above the Columbia River on the lush Washington/Oregon border.

  • Yogeeta Kumar

    1980 - 2016

    Yogeeta Kumar indelibly touched the hearts of many.  As Marina Medical's Receptionist for nearly six years, her conscientious and kind dedication to patients and staff was endearing.  Certified as a Medical Assistant for both clinical and administrative procedures, Yogeeta completed her medical billing internship at Marina Medical, then stayed to manage the front desk.  She adored her large family and parented one of her nieces.  With strength and grace, Yogeeta embraced the hardships that cancer brought to her doorstep in 2015.  Her radiant smile and calm, reassuring presence is missed by all. 

  • Chester

    Chief of the Canine Companions

    “Where’s Chester?” is a question often heard from forlorn patients on those days when Chester decides to stay home from work. He and his fuzzy little white Maltese-mix cousins share clinic mascot duties, often greeting and bringing joy to people in the waiting room.

    (For anyone who has pet allergies or other issues with dogs, they wait at a distance, in their ‘back office’ :)

Club Wellness

Inspire Life

Our Mission

Want to connect with like-minded people in a social environment designed to inspire health and wellness?

Then come join Club Wellness – Inspire Life, home to a public Tea Spa (link to tea spa) and an ongoing series of classes and events organized around social wellness activities.

The significance of feeling balanced and energetic is greatly enhanced when we’re able to share this experience with others. Creating and sharing your sense of well-being with others is a fundamental component of becoming healthy and sustaining a full and happy life.

The Three Pillars of Club Wellness

Club Wellness has three pillars: Body, Nature & Spirit. Club wellness is built on these pillars because of how they have united people in both historic and modern times.

- WE engage our physical bodies because we ALWAYS have -

Physical work such as hunting for food or doing labor has connected people throughout history. In recognition of the historical comradery that is formed through physical work, we at Club Wellness employ group physical activities such as yoga, qigong, meditation, running, outdoor expeditions, and volunteer work.

- WE connect with nature because we’ve ALL come from it –

Throughout the world, cultures have long placed great significance on their surrounding natural environment. This emphasis on nature is partially responsible for bringing about a shared commonality amongst people. Here at Club Wellness, we foster a modern environmental culture, focused on sustainability and an intimate connection with nature by implementing natural environments within our wellness facility as well as engaging ourselves in group outdoor activities such as expeditions, hikes, runs, and volunteer work.

- WE cultivate our spirit, because we simply ARE –

Though science is not yet able to define our conscious mind as physical phenomena, it has demonstrated how the quality of our consciousness directly impacts our health and wellbeing. We at Club Wellness define consciousness as Spirit and think that our positive connection with one another in creating wellness can be the most reliable way of cultivating a happy Spirit.

What is Wellness?

The World Health Organization states “Wellness is…a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Club Wellness expands on this by defining wellness as “harmonizing body, spirit & our relationship to our immediate social and natural environment.”

Our mission is connecting people via social wellness, thus fostering a shared inspiration for life.

Come try out a class at Club Wellness and Inspire that spark of Life within you!

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    " Excellent, professional staff and Dr. They are very caring and go above and beyond to help their patients. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing."

    Jerry G.
  • "Dr Brown and his team are fantastic! I feel so fortunate that he was recommended to me."

    Ek B.
  • "Dr. Michael C. Brown and his phenomenal staff have been a tremendous part of my recovery from chronic pain over the last several years. "

    Jesse M.
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Marina Medical
19901 First Avenue South
Suite 409
Normandy Park, WA 98148