Dr. James Irvine
Dr. James N. 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.
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.
Dr. Irvine enjoys Family Practice and his scope of practice includes work injuries, lacerations, 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. 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 doctor. His younger daughter, Moriah, is an RN and his son James, is attending college. He has also been a member of Southcliff Baptist Church since 1977.
Dr. Sharon Irvine
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 both injury rehab and women’s health.
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 and continues to be a preceptor for training medical students in OMT. 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. She has a good working relationship with orthopedic surgeons and pain management specialist in the area as well.
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 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, who is an RN degree and James, who is attending college. 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.