HopeCentral’s providers are highly-trained professionals who rigorously practice evidence-based medicine. At the same time, we actively cultivate a spirit of humility and spiritual dependence, recognizing that many factors beyond the exam room have a significant impact on health. We are dedicated to serving our patients with excellent medical and behavioral health care, and look forward to partnering with you to advocate for the health and well-being of your family.
|Christopher Jones, M.D., Board Certified in Pediatrics, Medical Director-Operations
Dr. Christopher Jones’ calling to medicine came during a college visit to a village in rural Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) where he saw the enormous benefit of medical expertise in places of great need. Originally from Eastern Washington, Chris received his medical degree from the University of Washington and trained in pediatrics at Loyola University in Chicago.. He and his wife Kara specifically re-located to Seattle to serve the urban community here. They are the proud parents of three young children and live in Rainier Valley. cjones(at)hopecentralhealth(dot)org
|Thanh Kirkpatrick, M.D., Pediatrician
Dr. Thanh Kirkpatrick is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and holds a Master of Public Health in Health Administration from Loma Linda University. She completed her internship at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to HopeCentral, Thanh spent three years as a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Center in inner-city Philadelphia. She and her husband Dr.James Kirkpatrick, a Cardioloogist, have three children. tkirkpatrick(at)hopecentralhealth(dot)org
|Patricia Scott, M.D., Board Certified in Pediatrics, Medical Director-Quality
Dr. Patricia Scott is passionate about creating and supporting environments where children thrive. During college, exposure to the community development philosophy of Dr. John Perkins ignited a deep passion for justice in healthcare delivery and spurred Patricia’s pursuit of medicine. Patricia received her medical degree from Georgetown University and completed her pediatrics residency at the University of California San Francisco. She spends her free time with her husband John and their three children, and her weekends cheering at sporting events. pscott(at)hopecentralhealth(dot)org
|Joe Sherman, M.D., Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatrician
Dr. Joe Sherman has a deep interest on the influence of faith, culture, and community on health. Joe has served in many different settings including directing a pediatric mobile clinic in Washington D.C. for children in public housing, HIV prevention research in Kampala, Uganda, and practicing rural medicine in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Most recently, Joe was the medical director of Harborview Medical Center’s Pediatric Clinic serving a large and diverse immigrant population and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. jsherman(at)hopecentralhealth(dot)org
Behavioral Health Providers
|Thomas (T.K.) Brasted, Psy. D., Behavioral Health Director
Dr. T.K. Brasted is a clinical psychologist with deep experience treating children in community-based settings. His special interests include parenting skills training and stress disorders. As the Behavioral Health Director, T.K. oversees the integration of behavioral health resources in HopeCentral’s primary care service delivery.
T.K. graduated from Argosy University/Seattle and completed internship training in behavioral health consultation at HealthPoint, a community health center in King County, WA. T.K. graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and served as a Coast Guard officer for five years. T.K. and his wife Shelli enjoy hanging out with their two dogs Sparky and Foster. tbrasted(at)hopecentralhealth(dot)org
|Rachel Wilson, Behavioral Health Intern
Rachel Wilson is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Northwest University. She grew up in the Seattle area and pursued her undergraduate degree at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA where she studied psychology and French. Rachel has a particular interest in helping those exposed to trauma and abuse. She lives an active lifestyle with her husband as a Crossfit athlete, hiker, and busy mother of four children. She also enjoys entertaining friends and family. rwilson(at)hopecentralhealth(dot)org