Dr. Jacokes is board certified in internal medicine and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington. He practices adult primary care medicine at Hall Health Primary Care Center on the UW campus.
Dr. Jacokes earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1983. He then did his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Miami before joining the faculty at that program. In 1988 he moved to Nashville, TN where he worked at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center practicing primary care medicine and teaching. In 1995 he joined a private practice in Nashville which continued until 2001 when he began working at the Vanderbilt University Student Health Center as well as a health promotion center at Vanderbilt. In 2010 he moved to Seattle and began his current practice at the University of Washington
Patient Care Philosophy He believes the patient must be actively involved in decision making related to his or her health care. His role is to provide accurate and up to date information about preventive health and diseases, allowing the patient to make the choices that are right for them. Good health care is a collaborative process.
Scope Of Care Preventive care for adults; acute and chronic disease diagnosis and management; minor trauma evaluation and treatment.
Personal Interests When not working, Dr. Jacokes likes to cycle, run, hike, travel, and spend time with his family.
Clinical Interests Emphasizing lifestyle changes as a way to better health; recognizing the direct link between psychological and physical health.