Dr. James Irvine graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 1989. His postgraduate training was done in San Diego, CA and he is board certified in Family Practice. Dr. Irvine is a native Texan and while he enjoyed living and practicing medicine in California, his love for family is greater and he returned to Fort Worth in 1993.
Born and raised in Wichita Falls, he initially moved to the Metroplex to complete his undergraduate education from the University of Texas at Arlington. While there, he assisted in groundbreaking research in the embryology lab with Dr. Phillips. In addition he also worked part time at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in the anatomy department assisting with research.
Dr. Irvine enjoys Family Practice and his scope of practice includes work injuries, laceration repair, FAA physicals for pilots and reviewing drug screens for local businesses. As he has been taught by Osteopathic principles, Dr. Irvine treats each patient as a whole person. He is open-minded toward the use of herbs, vitamins as an adjunct to medical treatment. His practice ranges from small children to the elderly. Dr. Irvine is a teacher by nature, he not only educates his patients, but he at times is a preceptor for medical students in their clinical training.
Dr. James Irvine is married to Dr. Sharon Irvine and has three children. His oldest, LaPonna, is a family practice doctor in Fort Worth. His younger daughter, Moriah, began her medical career as an RN and graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington with a master of science in nursing. She is now a nurse practitioner and has joined the clinic. His son James is attending Baylor University with major in computer science. Dr. James Irvine has also been a member of Southcliff Baptist Church since 1997.
Dr. Sharon Mansfield Irvine graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX in 1988. Having grown up in California, she went to San Diego for her postgraduate training and stayed for five years before returning to the Fort Worth area. She is Board Certified in Family Practice with an emphasis in women’s health and bio-identical hormones.
Dr. Irvine has been developing her Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) skills for more than 20 years. With these skills she has taught in the Manipulative Medicine Department at the medical school. Because of her appreciation for physical exercise, coupled with OMT, Dr. Irvine was the medical director of the Health and Fitness Connection, a subsidiary of the Osteopathic Medical Center for nine years. She has helped people of all ages recover from injuries due to a wide range of trauma, from sports injuries to car accidents to work injuries. She uses a combination of manipulative treatment, individualized exercises, physical therapy and vitamin, herbal and hormonal supplements all tailored to each person unique needs.
The ability to heal and maintain health is affected by the mind, body and spirit. This is one of the basic tenets of Osteopathic Medicine and over 18 years ago Dr. Irvine began investigating hormone levels, vitamins and other nutrients and their physiologic importance in the healing process. She uses saliva and blood testing to evaluate and quantify the need for estradiol, progesterone, DHEA, testosterone as well as adrenal and thyroid function. Dr. Irvine is familiar with several compounding pharmacies in the area that are available to provide these natural products.
Dr. Irvine is married to Dr. James Irvine, and they have three children, LaPonna Irvine Moore, D.O., Moriah Kerr, N.P. and James, who is attending Baylor University. The Irvines are active members of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Dr. Irvine is committed to women’s ministries through Southcliff in addition to the joy and delight of being a wife and mother.
Shannon grew up in Abilene, Texas. She attended Abilene Christian University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2009. She relocated to the Fort Worth area and worked as a Registered Nurse at Plaza Medical Center in the cardiology department. Shannon later was employed at Fort Worth Surgery Center while attending the University of Texas at Arlington. She graduated with her Master of Science degree in Nursing and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She loves seeing patients of all ages, including children. Most of all, she loves Jesus and wants to glorify Him in all she does. She and her husband Alan live in Burleson, Texas and they attend the Hills Church in North Richland Hills, Texas.
Moriah Irvine Kerr grew up in Abilene, Texas. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2008. While in school she was a tech in the intensive care unit. Post-graduation she relocated to the Fort Worth area to be closer to family. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Plaza Medical Center in the Neurological and Surgical Intensive Care Units. She was later employed at the Fort Worth Surgery Center while attending graduate school at the University of Texas at Arlington. During this time she is became member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, and was recognized with an Excellence in Clinical Practice. Moriah graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2013 and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Moriah loves treating patients from the very young to the elderly. She has a particular interest in women’s health and thoroughly enjoys educating patients especially regarding preventative care.
Moriah met her husband Ryan at church, and they married in 2011. Their family has now expanded as their son, Luke, was born in January of 2013. Moriah and her family currently live in Fort Worth and are members of McKinney Church. The Kerr’s enjoy the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.