JPS Hires Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

3/29/2006 

Michele Kirk, M.D., a pediatric sports medicine specialist, has joined the JPS Physician Group.  She sees patients at the JPS Family Medicine and Specialty Center, 1741 Bardin Road, Arlington.

A graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in genetics, she completed medical school at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.  Following a pediatric residency in Lubbock, she completed a sports medicine fellowship at JPS.

Board certified in pediatrics, she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine.  In addition to serving as the team physician for Eastern Hills High School, Dr. Kirk has provided sports medicine coverage for the Fort Worth Flyers, Fort Worth Cats, TCU, Texas Wesleyan University, UTA, Fort Worth Brahmas and Special Olympics.

In addition to caring for children with sports injuries, Dr. Kirk also sees children with strains, sprains or tears of muscles, tendons and ligaments.  She works with parents to determine when a child can return to sports following injuries and can address training and conditioning questions.
Appointments can be made with Dr. Kirk by calling 817-702-8470.