Dr. Rion Berg
Dr. Berg was raised in Staten Island, New York. After attending the University of Michigan, he received his master's degree in physical therapy from Stanford University and his doctorate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. His post-doctoral training was with his father who practiced podiatry in Staten Island for 43 years and at Straith Memorial Hospital in Southfield Michigan.
Dr. Berg has practiced podiatry in Seattle since 1980 and is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is on staff at Northwest Hospital where he has been the Chief Podiatrist at their Wound Care Center for over 15 years.
As Past President of the Rotary Club of Seattle NE, Dr. Berg has led ongoing efforts rallying Dollars For Scholars, building a Rotary Interact Club for high school students, and feeding the needy at the holidays. Dr. Berg spearheaded a "Shop Local" campaign for neighborhood businesses and with his fellow Rotarians past and present, have sponsored the annual Lake City Pioneer Days Kid's Parade for over 50 years.
He and his wife Michele raised their three children ini Seattle, have one granddaughter, and are often found sailing in their free time.
Lucy Gleeson, Office Manager
Lucy has been with our practice since 1989. She has an Associate of Arts degree from North Seattle Community College, which includes a certificate in medical assisting. She came with experience in reception, medical assisting and billing. She worked for 6 1/2 years in family practice and 5 years at Virginia Mason Gastroenterology Department. In our practice, Lucy's organizational skills and experience have been used in patient care, billing and for the last 15 years as Office Manager. Lucy and her husband live in Lynnwood. They have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren. When not at work, Lucy and her husband enjoy spending time with their family, church activities and motorcycle riding.
Helen Messiah, Medical Assistant/LPN
Helen has worked as a Medical Assistant for over 9 years in the areas of family practice, urology and dermatology. She received her LPN from Edmonds Community College in June 2015. She’s provides a calming presence to our patients. Helen lives in Edmonds with her husband and two daughters.
Alla Pirnach, Medical Assistant
Alla has worked in the field of podiatry since 2006. Alla absolutely loves her job and greets all patients with a special warmth and caring. Originally from the Ukraine, she lives in Burien and enjoys spending time with her husband and three small children. She’s a fabulous cook.
Melanie Shelton, Certified Pedorthist
Melanie Shelton is a Certified Pedorthist specializing in footwear and supportive devices for conditions affecting the feet and ankles. An employee of Langer Biomechanics, she comes to the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City bi-weekly conducting balance assessments, casting and fitting patients with ankle and foot orthosis to improve their mobility. Melanie’s been working in and around foot orthotics and braces for over 10 years including international sales and training physicians in such far flung places as Saudia Arabia, India, Delhi, and Dubai. At that time she discovered she most enjoyed helping patients and then trained to do become a Certified Pedorthist. Melanie lives in Vancouver, Washington and when she’s not working she enjoys showing the world to her 2 year old daughter and repurposing vintage furniture.