Medical Director

Jessica Wesch, M.D.

Education: 
B.A., Evergreen State College, 1996
M.D., University of Washington, 2001
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 2005
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I believe in the mission of Neighborcare Health and the organization's commitment to partner with communities to provide high quality health care for all.
Other: 

Jessica initially trained as a herbalist and brings a holistic and integrated approach to health care. She has previously worked in women's health care, providing care to patients at Planned Parenthood. She is also trained to work with new parents and babies to support breastfeeding. Jessica worked her way through medical school and residency as a single parent and now lives with her partner and youngest child on Vashon. She enjoys working in her vegetable garden and cooking.

Languages spoken:
English

Richard Waters, MD

Education: 
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., University College Cork, Ireland
M.D., Duke University
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I believe in Neighborcare Health’s vision of a community without health disparities, with access to health care for all. I also appreciate the organization’s commitment to and innovation in providing highest-quality care to people who are or have been homeless.
Other: 

After graduating from Duke University School of Medicine Richard completed his family medicine residency at Harborview Medical Center.  Prior to joining Neigborcare Health Richard worked in clinics around the world; including in Chile, Honduras, Kenya and Tanzania.  His areas of interest include mental health, hepatitis B & C, and reproductive health services.  In his free time Richard enjoys spending time with friends and family and getting lost along winding back roads on his bicycle. 

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Jonathan Wells, MD

Education: 
Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, 2005
MD, University of North Carolina, 2011
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I choose to work at Neighborcare Health because I want to serve my community alongside other staff and providers who are passionate about caring for individuals and families.
Other: 

Jonathan was born in Texas and raised in North Carolina. He moved to Seattle for his residency at Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine. He loves the views of water, mountains and sky in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys finding new adventures and food experiences around the city.

Jonathan has a special interest in obstetrics, chronic disease management, including HIV and Hepatitis, behavioral/addiction medicine and LGB and transgender medicine.
 

Languages spoken:
English
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