Hope Family Care Clinic (HFCC) is a faith-based family medical practice providing quality primary healthcare in Kansas City, Missouri’s east side. All patients are welcome including the uninsured, those with insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. 

We hope to partner with and empower all patients in their healthcare, which is exemplified by the provision of an affordable sliding scale fee for the uninsured. In addition, HFCC is committed to providing culturally competent care, while continuing to develop a diverse Board and staff. HFCC was recently designated as a National Health Service Corps approved site.

Our partner organization, The Hope Center (2800 E Linwood Blvd.), is a respected local community development organization, which began as a youth outreach program in 1998 and soon developed a comprehensive strategy of holistic neighborhood redevelopment. Hope Family Care Clinic is one piece of this larger strategy that includes a neighborhood charter school, Hope Leadership Academy, as well as housing and safety initiatives.

Values, Mission and Vision


  • Respect and Dignity
  • Quality Care
  • Relationship-centered
  • Community-focused
  • Faith-driven

To honor God by providing quality, personal health care

We envision the day when all residents of our east side community receive high quality and preventive personal health care, regardless of one’s income, which has contributed to the overall transformation and well-being of the community.

Clinical Providers and Leadership

Tom Kettler, M.D., Medical Director
Jeffrey Earl, D.O.
Anne Kettler, M.D. 
Melanie Dolezal, PA-C                                                       Helen Lewis-Brown, APRN FNP-C                                 Richard Randolph, M.D.

Board of Directors

Brett Garr, Board Chair
John Power, Secretary
Carlos Walker, Treasurer
Cynthia Garner
Kirby McDaniel
Dina Newman
Ken Brame
Ji Ching
Matt Farmer                                                                             Tru-Kechia Smith