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Kristen Dirks

About Kristen

Kristen is moving to West Plano Medical Village in July 2022! Learn more about that here.

Kristen Dirks, MSN, FNP-C is board certified as a family nurse practitioner through American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has over 11 years combined of nursing and provider experience with a diverse background in post-surgical, cardiology, ICU, emergency medicine and interventional pain management.

Kristen has a dedication to evidence-based practice and a holistic approach to providing healthcare. She has a desire to ensure patients fully understand their condition and treatment plan.

In addition to her medical work locally, Kristen travels the world as a disaster response nurse following environmental, weather or manmade disasters. She has participated in relief work in areas such as Iraq, Bangladesh, Haiti and India over the past 10 years. She most recently worked in COVID treatment units in New York City and Navajo Nation.

How Kristen practices whole-person wellness

Kristen and her husband Stephen live in Richardson with their 2 children. She enjoys participating in any outdoor activity with her family as well as serving in her community.


Undergraduate studies, East Texas Baptist University
Graduate studies, Texas Tech University

During her graduate education, she received the Health Sciences Resident scholarship seven times, the Health Sciences Center Heart scholarship and Health Sciences Center President's scholarship.


American Association of Nurse Practitioners
North Texas Nurse Practitioners
She was formerly Sigma Theta Tau and Texas Tech Golden Key.

Care team

Kristen works hand in hand with Dr. Gothard and also works closely with team members at her care station. This includes advanced practitioners Shelley LoomsteinJanelle Plourde and Kristen Mahurin.

Learn more about how your care team works together here.


Kristen sees patients at Legacy Medical Village and will be moving to West Plano Medical Village in July! To schedule an in-office appointment with her, text (469) 382-3807. To schedule a telehealth appointment, click below.

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"Kristen was very helpful !"


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"I enjoyed my visit and getting to meet Kristen Mahurin and her staff."


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"Kristen was a delight to talk with. She was helpful in easing my anxiety regarding some current health issues, and helped me set up my next appointment quickly."


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"Kristen and the whole staff deserve raises!!! They are the absolute best!!! Professional, caring,helpful-every single time we go, we leave feeling like family!"


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"Kristen, Linda, and Brandy are all amazing! Even though I don't see Dr. Albracht and Donna (both of whom I LOVE!) each visit, I know I will receive superior care delivered by a kind, compassionate, skilled team headed by Kristen and supported by Linda and Brandy. I'm selfishly sad Dr. A and Donna left the Spring Creek office, and even though I hate to drive to Frisco, I would probably go to the ends of the Earth to have this team of medical professional care for my husband and me. I have never trusted any team more and probably never will! A sincere thanks to each of you!"


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