11711 NE 12th St. • Suite 2B • Bellevue, WA • 98005
Phone: 425-637-1022 • Fax: 425-637-2011

About Us


Our Physicians

Richard A. Kaner M.D.

Dr. Kaner was born in San Diego, CA but has lived on the Eastside since 1963. He went to school at the University of Washington and has been practicing Internal Medicine in Bellevue since 1987. He believes that healing and maintaining good health is based on a strong partnership between the physician and patient. “One of our most important roles is to communicate with people and educate them both about the myriad of choices they face in trying to manage disease, achieve and maintain good health. My patients are like family and I take their health very seriously. I’m appreciative of the faith and trust my patients have shown in allowing me to be their partner in their healthcare.”

Dr. Kaner is married and lives in Bellevue with his wife. They have 3 sons. He enjoys exercising, golf and traveling.

University of Washington 1980:

Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University of Washington Medical School 1984

Residency in Internal Medicine:

Mercy Hospital San Diego, CA 1984-1987

Board Certified Internal Medicine 1987

Executive Council Providence/Medalia 1995-1997

Puget Sound Consumers Top Doctor

Voted one of the Best Doctors in America: 2007

Jennifer Mills M.D.,FACP, FHM

Dr Mills was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. She attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree and University of Texas Southwestern for medical school. She then completed her residency training at University of Washington where she fell in love with the Northwest and has remained ever since. She has practiced previously in a hospital environment at Overlake Medical Center as an internal medicine hospitalist and also as a palliative care physician.  She joined Bellevue Medical Partners in 2013. She believes in treating each patient with individualized care. “One of the things I enjoy most about my practice at Bellevue Medical Partners is the ability to take the time to treat each person as an individual – to meld the science and evidence-base of medicine with the art of tailoring care to each individual’s needs”.

Dr Mills is an active member of the medical staff at Overlake Medical Center, and is active in professional organizations.  She is passionate about the process of education of both patients and their families as well as colleagues. In her spare time, Dr Mills enjoys spending time with her family and values her role as “Mom”. She enjoys travel, martial arts, running, hiking, and biking.

Texas A&M University 1999

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School 2004

Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Washington 2004-2007

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 2007

Hospice and Palliative Care ABIM Board Certification 2012

Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Medical Director Palliative Care Program Overlake Hospital 2013-2015

Naomi Lipnick Lee M.D., FACP

Dr Lee believes the doctor-patient relationship is the foundation of good medical care and loves how the direct primary care model fosters this relationship.  “I grew up in a family of storytellers.  I like the details.  I love to learn about people’s life stories, their values and priorities.  I strive to know my patients well and understand the factors in their lives that influence their health so that I can meet them where they are and partner with them to move in the direction of their health goals”.  

Dr Lee joined Bellevue Medical Partners in 2022.  Her clinical interests include the full spectrum of general internal medicine, with a special interest in preventative medicine, metabolic health/diabetes and chronic disease management.  She is committed to lifelong learning and loves the opportunity for this provided by general internal medicine.  She takes time to communicate and collaborate with specialists and learn from their expertise to optimize the care of her patients. She is active in professional organizations like the American College of Physicians and the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).  In 2021, she became board certified in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is currently working to become a Certified Menopause Practitioner through NAMS.

She is a native of Seattle and though she has traveled far and wide, she has always called the Pacific Northwest home.  She lives with her husband, three kids and beloved yellow lab.  When she isn’t at work, Dr. Lee can be found on the sidelines of her children’s soccer games, reading, practicing yoga, and hiking with her dog.  She is happiest on or near the water (in solid or liquid form) – swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding in the summer, and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Earlham College 1995:

Phi Beta Kappa

University of Washington Medical School, 2003

Residency in Internal Medicine: University of Washington, 2003- 2006

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 2006 – 2007

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 2007

Board Certified in Obesity Medicine 2021

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Al Pacifico M.D.

Dr Pacifico was born in Newark, NJ, and grew up in Birmingham, AL. He attended Duke University for both his undergraduate degree and medical degree. He came to the Pacific Northwest for internal medicine residency and was on staff at the University of Washington for a year before embarking on an infectious disease fellowship. His varied career has included caring for those with acute illness in emergency room, urgent care, and hospital settings and for those with chronic diseases in outpatient settings. He and Dr. Mills know one another after working together at Providence in Everett from 2007 to 2010. He is no stranger to the difficulty of being a patient, having repeatedly undergone multiple orthopedic surgeries following sports injuries.

Dr Pacifico strives to be a clear communicator and to tailor treatments to patients’ lifestyles. He is attentive to detail and has found Emily Dickinson’s saying “If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves” highly apropos to the practice of medicine.

He has remained in the Pacific Northwest since coming here in 1990, and lives with his wife (a physical therapist), daughter, and more than one cat. When not at work, he can be found on the sidelines of an ultimate frisbee game or ski race, cheering his daughter on, mountain biking, skiing, or kiteboarding.

He will be joining Bellevue Medical Partners in October, 2024.


Duke University 1986

Duke University Medical School 1990

Residency, Internal Medicine:  University of Washington 1993

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1993

Staff Physician, Harborview Emergency Room 1993-4

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases: University of Washington 1996


Office Staff

 Alison Goldsmith, Office Manager

Ali was born and raised in Bellevue. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles where she obtained a degree in Art History and Spanish. .

Ali has three children and enjoys yoga, animals, painting, and vacationing at the beach.

June Ulrich, BSN, RN, OCN, Nurse

June was born in Washington State and was raised in East Texas.  She moved back to Washington State after high school.  June attended Skagit Valley College and Western Governors University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She has spent most of her career in Medical Oncology as an Oncology Nurse before joining Bellevue Medical Partners in January, 2020.

June has three children and loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, camping, and going to concerts.

Jenn Garcia, Medical Assistant

Jenn is originally from the beautiful island of Guam, but has lived in Washington since 2004.

Her passion for patient care has led her to choose a career in the medical field, specifically as a Medical Assistant.
Jenn is an honors graduate from PIMA Medical Institute (2011). With over 10 years of experience, she is excited to
continue to grow her career as a Medical Assistant with Bellevue Medical Partners, PLLC.

Outside of work, she is a Mom to two children and one fur baby! She enjoys spending her free time being outdoors
paddle boarding, hiking, traveling and camping with family and friends.


Parker is the BMP office dog since 2022, taking over the reins from Murray who retired along with Dr Williams several years prior.  He is happy to greet you at the office and is gentle and kind.  He is happy to accept treats of any kind.  When not at work, he lives with Dr Mills and spends his time playing with kids and hiding from the cat.