Meet Our TeamConcierge Physicians and Staff
Daniel S. Frank, MD
Daniel S. Frank, MD is a board-certified internist with over 30 years of practice experience. He is a magna cum laude graduate of UCLA in neuroscience. Dr. Frank attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and at UCLA. He founded MedNorthwest in 2002, following a 12 year career in emergency medicine, primarily at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Frank enjoys cycling, photography, and coding in C# and SQL Server.
Melissa Schorn Kester, DNP
Melissa Schorn Kester, DNP is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN, from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice, DNP, from the University of Washington. She worked as a nurse practitioner at the University of Washington for five years before joining MedNorthwest. As a nurse practitioner, she has a full scope-of-practice license and can perform all the functions of a physician. Melissa enjoys reading, cross country skiing, hiking, running with her dog, and boating.
Sarah P. Rougier, MD
Sarah P. Rougier, MD, (or “Dr. Sarah” to her patients who never took French in high school) is a board-certified internist with 14 years of experience. Dr. Rougier grew up here in Seattle, completed her bachelor’s degree in biology cum laude at Harvard University and then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She finished her residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, an affiliate of Columbia and Cornell Universities, and one of the top hospitals in the country. After some time spent doing cancer research and taking care of critically ill ICU patients, she returned to Seattle. After twelve years of practicing internal medicine at the Polyclinic, she joined MedNorthwest. Sarah is an accomplished vocalist and enjoys spending time with her husband and family.
Melia Shorr (Manager)
Melia Shorr is our office manager and medical assistant who joined our team in 2015. She was a competitive dancer for most of her life and attended the University of Washington. She performs a variety of executive, clinical, HR, and administrative duties with an emphasis on training new staff and supporting our IT infrastructure. Off the clock, you can find Melia and her family exploring the West Coast in their truck camper.
Julianne handles a variety of administrative and medical assisting duties. She received her bachelor’s degree in medical anthropology and global health at the University of Washington and has a background in primary care. In her spare time, Julianne enjoys cooking, playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and her two cats, Oliver and Peaches.
Danielle S. Alioto
“Dani” is a medical assistant who grew up in Washington State and completed her bachelor’s degree in anthropology at CWU. She then continued her education with additional coursework in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and organic chemistry. She has worked as a medical assistant since 2017, initially in Moscow, Russia (actually Idaho, but Russia sounds more exotic), and then at Harborview before joining MedNorthwest. Dani handles a variety of front and back-office duties. In her free time, Dani enjoys hiking with her dog Barkley, reading mystery novels, and knitting.
Ann Jarris, MD
Dr. Ann Jarris is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Mayo Medical School, an affiliate of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jarris is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She is a co-founder of Discovery Health, LLC and director of telemedicine for MD Solutions International. Dr. Ann provides on-call coverage for the practice.
A Concierge Medicine Practice
901 Boren Ave #1520