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Meet The Team


 Dr. Christine James, ND, Weight Loss Physician

As a regional leader in obesity medicine, Dr. Christine James helps people transform their lives. She provides science-based, individualized weight loss programs to the Seattle area at Sound Medical Weight Loss located in Kirkland, Washington. Dr. James specializes in helping patients reduce and manage their weight to improve their health and overall well-being. Her medical weight loss programs specifically address many weight related conditions such as heart health, diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea and many more.

Dr. James earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. There, she developed her nutritional, dietary, diagnostic, and disease management skills. After obtaining her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine she completed nearly a year long externship with a cardiologist where she received advanced training in conventional and integrative cardiovascular care. She has advanced training in obesity medicine to address the complexities of weight gain.

Patients receive comprehensive medical assessment, metabolic analysis, and an individualized weight loss plan when they meet with Dr. James. Her holistic approach improves their overall wellness and helps them reach a healthy body weight. She addresses diet, exercise, lifestyle as well as beliefs, emotions, eating disorders and behaviors. She may recommend advanced tests for food sensitivities, weight related genetics, as well as hormone and metabolic panels, to help identify hidden factors that can inhibit weight loss to better help her patients achieve their goals.

Dr. James has a compassionate, honest approach to weight loss and truly wants to help her patients lead their healthiest and most vital lives.

Aman Gill, DNP Weight Loss Provider & Botox/Filler Specialist

Aman Gill is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University where she received her Master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner. She brings over 10 years of experience to her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Aman believes that every patient is a unique individual and as a result, she treats every patient with the respect and dignity that they deserve. She focuses on providing holistic, non-judgmental, compassionate care in a positive healthcare environment. She is dedicated to educating patients in promoting healthy habits and preventing disease. Aman’s philosophy is to strive for progress, not perfection! 

Kristen Novey, PA-C

Kristen grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She spent the majority of her young adulthood moving further and further west, finally landing in Seattle in 2015. She received her master's of Physician Assistant studies at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon, and got her start in primary care and internal medicine. 

Through the years, Kristen developed a deep passion for metabolic health, sharpening her skills as a diabetes and weight loss specialist. She now joins the team at Sound Medical Weight Loss with special expertise in type 2 diabetes management, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, and insulin resistance. She approaches weight loss through a medical lens that focuses on blood sugar and insulin stabilization, coupled with the use of newer diabetes medications, when desired. With the belief that patients know their body best, Kristen strives to provide exceptional medical care that aligns patient preferences and goals with the best of medical evidence and natural treatments.

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family in the beautiful PNW outdoors, traveling, creating quick and healthy meals, and serving as vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist during family band nights.

Dr. Kendra FitzPatrick, DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Kendra Fitz Patrick, DNP, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Sound Medical Weight Loss. She partners with her patients throughout Kirkland, Washington, supporting them through their weight loss journeys.

Kendra obtained her degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Washington and has been practicing in family and internal medicine in the Seattle area since 2019. Over the course of her career, she has honed her skills and developed a particular passion for weight and chronic disease management.

To further enhance her expertise, Kendra obtained certification as a weight loss specialist through the Obesity Medicine Association. In another role, she gained leadership experience by assisting in creating and launching a clinic while leading the team to develop strategies to improve weight management care. Before pursuing her doctoral practice, Kendra worked as a pediatrics and primary care nurse. Her other practice interests include women's health, preventive care, and chronic disease management.

Kendra's approach to patient care is characterized by a commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered services with a holistic perspective. She believes in the importance of listening, building strong relationships, and offering compassionate support to her patients. Her goal is to empower individuals by working collaboratively to develop personalized, evidence-based strategies for achieving sustainable and lifelong weight loss goals.

Outside of her professional life, Kendra values spending time with her family and her mini Aussie puppy. She enjoys all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, including backpacking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, running, and sailing. 

Latasha Patterson, Office Manager

Hello, my name is Latasha Patterson, I am from Cambridge, Massachusetts. I started working in patient care at the age of 13 as a personal care aide for disabled patients. I felt it was important to give patients great care in their time of need. There began my journey of over 20 years in administrative management roles, working hard to give patients a wonderful experience. On September 9th 2023, I joined Sound Medical Weight Loss as their clinic manager. This is a place where patients are getting outstanding care and direction towards healthy lifestyles. I am excited to be a part of building great relationships with our patients and helping them succeed at reaching their goals.

Amanda Kenney, Certified Medical Assistant

Amanda Kenney earned her medical assistant license from Pima Medical Institute and is currently working on her nursing degree. She brings many years of leadership experience in the weight loss field. She is dedicated to her patients and shows compassion when addressing their concerns.

Amanda provides safe and welcoming care with a smile on her face.

You will see Amanda at any of your weight checks or doctor's visits. 

Alina Boiko, Certified Medical Assistant

Alina Boiko completed her Medical Assistant program at Everett Community College in 2018. She has had a wide range of experience including primary care, dermatology, endocrinology and natural medicine.

In her free time, she loves to be in the mountains, camping, hiking, skiing or volunteering at her local church teaching kids.

In the office, she will be assisting with your body analysis scan and injections. She strives to empower individuals along their weight loss journey, fostering trust and confidence along the way.

Sarah Eno, FNTP, Functional Nutrition and Mindset

Helping you create simple steps to reach your health goals.

Sarah Eno is passionate about supporting healthy change and graduated in Functional Nutrition in 2016. She has supported 100's of individuals to a health promoting lifestyle and believes that everyone has the opportunity to experience health. Sarah is a wife and mom of 3 boys. She loves cross-country skiing, yoga, and the peloton. Her health motto is "Give yourself room for the process because small changes is where you will find success!" - Sarah Eno

 Chante Fiamengo, Master Aesthetician

Chante Fiamengo is a Master Aesthetician with an extensive background in laser treatments, and body contouring. She has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years starting her career as a Makeup Artist and taking her passion for skin, beauty, and health to the next level to provide the best service for her clients.
Her philosophy is “Thoughts become things” and believes that with the power of the mind and a positive attitude, anything can be accomplished. 

Brian Lovelace, Coaching Specialist

Change happens when we give ourselves permission to think differently." -Brian Lovelace

As a pioneer to life, Brian found his passion in helping others succeed through 20,000+ hours (18 years) of fitness/ performance/ cognitive coaching practice. He began practicing NLP (neuro-linguistics programming) as a tool for development in communication and personal growth for clients looking to drastically impact their lives with positive change through cognitive and behavioral management. As a teacher, mentor, and coach, Brian still considers himself a constant student. Brian says, "You cannot coach a destination that's never been experienced before, but you can coach an opportunity to experience it.

 Cris Agafi Personal Mastery Coach

I believe everyone holds untapped potential, regardless of their journey, including the path to weight loss. As a Personal Mastery Coach, my mission is to support individuals facing challenges that may arise during their weight loss journey.

My personalized, immersive coaching sessions guide clients to overcome emotional and mental hurdles, aligning inner strength with their health goals. We embark on a journey of self-discovery, honing resilience and determination.

Imagine a journey where challenges in relationships, self-esteem, and motivation are transformed into strength. In our collaborative sessions, you don't just progress; you embody excellence, navigating your weight loss journey with confidence and mastery


Sound Medical Weight Loss
11829 98th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: 425-961-9880
Fax: (425) 968-8933

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