Our team is highly experienced in emergency medicine, maritime health, technology and operations.
Ann Jarris MD, MBA, FACEP
CEO and Co-Founder
Dr. Ann Jarris is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Discovery Health MD. She is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician formerly at Swedish Medical Center/ Issaquah, Mill Creek, and Redmond Emergency Departments, and the past President of Eastside Emergency Physicians. She has also served as Medical Director for Swedish Redmond Urgent Care. Dr. Jarris has a passion for remote medicine and telemedicine, seeking to integrate innovative technologies into healthcare and to drive health information into the hands of the consumer. She believes medicine is ready for a more proactive approach.
Dr. Jarris received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. She attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Arizona. She has practiced as an Emergency Medicine physician for over 15 years, with experience in rural and remote settings. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She received her Masters of Business Administration at Seattle University. She has sailed as expedition team physician to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions and is a member of the Society of Women Geographers.
Erin Cavin, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Erin has a remarkable talent for creating organization out of chaos. She has a love for all things saltwater, she moved to Seattle from Spokane for college and swore she would never again live where she couldn’t smell the sea. Erin’s corporate background includes work with non-profits, IT consulting firms, and managing government contracts. She has grown companies from the startup phase to multi-million-dollar revenue and has a special talent for managing client relations. She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and English and holds an executive MBA degree from Seattle University. Erin is a voracious reader and loves everything to do with fish.
Ray Jarris MD, MA FAAFP
Dr. Ray Jarris, co-founder for Discovery Health MD, was an experienced physician with over 32 years in the emergency, occupational and family medicine settings. Dr. Jarris was the former Medical Director of the Swedish Medical Center/Ballard Emergency Department and Past-President of Ballard Emergency Physicians. In addition to Discovery Health MD, he founded several medical services companies including Maritime Health Services, Global Medical Systems, MD Solutions, and MD Solutions International.
Dr. Jarris had extensive experience in remote site medical support and maritime medicine. He supervised physician’s assistants in the Aleutian Islands and Afghanistan. He served as the Basic Life Support Medical Director for American Medical Response Ambulance in King County, Washington. Dr. Jarris sailed as Expedition Team Physician to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions.
We will continue to leverage Dr. Ray Jarris’ decades of knowledge and experience in this unique niche in medicine combining emergency and occupational medicine with a commitment to immediate availability and service. Every decision will consider Dr. Ray’s vision of commitment to service, caring, compassion, and delivery. When we do the right thing for the employee, we are doing the right thing for the company.
Discovery Health MD’s SeaDoc® 24/7 Medical Advisory Service providers are US Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physicians with a passion for delivering care in remote and challenging environments.
With deep expertise in maritime medicine, telemedicine, occupational health, primary care, hyperbaric medicine, education, and logistics, our physician team is unmatched in providing exceptional care to mariners.
In an emergency, you don’t have time for a phone tree or a call center operator, with Discovery Health MD, expert care is a quick phone call away.
Mark Borden, MD, FAAEM
Mark Borden, MD, FAAEM is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician in Washington State. He has worked as a commercial fisherman and holds a USCG Captain’s license. He has special interest in hyberbaric and dive medicine and is an avid sports fisherman and guide.
Arthur French, III MD, MS, FACEP, CHSE
Art French, III, MD, MS, FACEP, CHSE is an Emergency Medicine physician in Seattle, retired US Coast Guard flight surgeon, and former Medical Branch Chief at the Coast Guard National Maritime Center. He holds a Masters of Medical Simulation and has special interest in developing training solutions for medical officers.
Michael Kent, MD, FACEP
Dr. Michael Kent is a board-certified emergency physician who practices full-time clinical emergency medicine in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr Kent was a paramedic, flight medic, rescue diver, swift-water and high angle rescue technician, and supervisor in Fresno, California. He earned a BS in Marine Biology from University of Maryland and an MD from University of Virginia. Dr Kent was the associate medical director for City of Annapolis Fire Department.
Richard Kwun, MD
Dr. Kwun, MD is originally from New York, but has lived in Washington State for the past 11 years, practicing Emergency Medicine in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kwun graduated from New York Medical College in 2001 and has been in practice for 17 years. He completed a residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kwun also practices at Eastside Emergency Physicians PLLC in Redmond, WA. He has a wonderful wife, two children and two rabbits. In his free-time he enjoys outdoors and reading.
Helene Lhamon, MD
Helene has been a Board-Certified emergency medicine physician since 2005. She graduated from Michigan State University medical school in 1997 and completed her emergency medicine residency at LIJ Medical Center in New York City (2002-2005). After going to medical school on a Navy scholarship, she served in the US Navy from 1997-2002. During her free time, she enjoys trail running, hiking, backpacking and reading.
Troy Markus, DO
Dr Troy Markus is a board certified emergency medicine physician living in Bellingham, WA. He completed his EM residency in Las Vegas in 2010. He currently divides his time between Skagit Valley Hospital in Mt Vernon, and Peacehealth St Joseph in Bellingham. Additionally, he holds the position of Assistant Regional Dean for medical student education in Mt Vernon for Pacific Northwest University, and serves as the medical advisor for North Cascades Institute. Prior to medicine Troy worked first as a coal miner, running heavy equipment and as lead blaster for Pacific Coast Coal Co. in Black Diamond, WA. He later returned to school to pursue degree work in Biology and Secondary Education. He taught high school biology and general science briefly before embarking on his medical career.
Paradis Reed, MD
Dr. Paradis Reed, M.D. FACEP has practiced Emergency Medicine for 13 years and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She was trained in a Level 1 Trauma Center and flew life flights for emergency rescue. She held attending positions in both Massachusetts and Maryland before to moving to Seattle. With extensive experience in rescue from remote areas, and a family connection to commercial fishing, she is passionate about your care. Pledging to be available and engaged in every way to ensure every mariner comes home safely.
Kim Yeargin, MD
Kimberlee Yeargin, MD Kim Yeargin, MD practices Emergency Medicine in Durango, CO. Dr. Yeargin graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine in 2001 and has been in practice for 16 years. She completed a residency at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Our Support Team
Jessamine Jarris Anderson
With a passion for promoting public health initiatives, Jessamine strives to equip underserved populations with access to quality medical care. When not working to ensure every employee returns home safely, she dedicates her time to the University of Washington studying Law, Societies & Justice and Political Science. Ms. Anderson began her coordinating career on the presidential campaign trail and is an alumni of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy internship program.
Monica Artz is a life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest with ties to the maritime industry. She brings more than 18 years’ experience handing medical, legal, and engineering documents with scrupulous attention to detail and respect for privacy. She has a BA from the University of Washington and an AAS from North Seattle Community College. As her children have grown she has enjoyed coordinating several projects in their schools. She spends her spare time following her passion for politics.
Bree is an experienced mariner with a passion for helping others. She graduated for the California Maritime Academy in 2009 and went to work as an Ordinary Seaman. She worked her way up to Chief Mate, while holding her Unlimited Ocean Master’s License. Over the last 10 years, she has sailed on Oceanographic Research Vessels, Containerships, Oil Rigs, and Training Ships. She knows firsthand how important good health care and support away from home is. Bree resides in Southern California and enjoys teaching navigation courses, spending time with her mariner husband, and playing with their puppy, Salty.
Erin Borden, PhD
Erin Borden brings her organizational skills to Discovery Health MD from over 35 years of entomology, biology, chemistry, and pre-health science teaching/research at two and four-year colleges and public high school. Erin received her undergraduate degree in English/biology from Pitzer College and a PhD in entomology from Washington State University. She is an avid outdoors-woman, athlete, and enjoys all water related activities.
Patty has over 20 years of experience as a pharmacy technician and in the supply of vessel medical equipment and pharmaceuticals for global fleets. She has many years’ experience working with Dr. Ray Jarris and has supported clients of Maritime Health Services and Global Medical Systems. Patty is an expert with DEA regulations and has assisted numerous clients with the design and implementation of Controlled Substance Programs for fleets in the towing, fishing, blue water and cruise industries. Patty has been recognized by the Antarctic Support Associates for her critical role in supporting a lifesaving emergency medical supply drop.
Penny Sourivong comes from a financial background with 10 plus years in customer service. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas she took a leap of faith and made a move to Seattle, Washington. With moving to a new state, she decided to take a new path in her career as the Records Coordinator with Discovery Health MD. In her free-time she likes to travel and spend quality time with her boyfriend and their dog.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Tracy Thomas brings with her a varied work background primarily in fiscal offices and bookkeeping. Tracy worked for the State of Washington where she focused on fiscal office and accounting work. After 12 years with the state, she privately contracted as an accounting assistant. She prides herself on her attention to detail and exceptional customer service. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys volunteering in the community, traveling with her family, and gardening.
As a native to the Pacific Northwest and outdoor enthusiast, Chris is passionate about life on the water and in the mountains. His background in outdoor education and commercial guiding exposed him to river and mountain rescue, which fed his interest in healthcare and led to him working as an EMT and firefighter. He currently holds a position at an emergency department, is finishing a degree in community health and education, as well as, advocating for and working with homeless youth in the Seattle area. When he is not at work, you can find him kayaking on rivers or surfing with sea lions in Ballard while pursuing his goal of becoming a physician assistant.