Kristen Dirks - Advanced Practitioner

About Kristen

Kristen Dirks, MSN, FNP-C is board certified as a family nurse practitioner through American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She completed her undergraduate degree at East Texas Baptist University and graduate studies at Texas Tech University.

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.

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. She is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, North Texas Nurse Practitioners and formerly Sigma Theta Tau and Texas tech Golden Key.

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.

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. 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.

Kristen works hand in hand with Dr. Gothard. You can learn more about how your doctor and nurse practitioner work together here.

To schedule an appointment with Kristen, text (469) 382-3807 or click below.

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