Memorial Hospital would like to congratulate Dr. James Kirkpatrick, M.D. on achieving Board Certification in Geriatric Medicine. As a result of his successful performance, he has been awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. This certification in Geriatrics is in addition to Board Certification in Family Medicine. The accomplishment demonstrates Dr. Kirkpatrick’s commitment to deliver the best quality of care possible to our patients by meeting the standards for ethics and professionalism set by his peers. According to the American Board of Family Medicine website, “Numerous studies have demonstrated that certification is associated with greater expertise in Family Medicine and improvement in the quality of care delivered. “
Dr. Kirkpatrick joined the Memorial Hospital team in August 2017. Originally from Imperial, Missouri, he received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biological Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2009. He attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, receiving his medical doctorate in 2013. In 2016, he completed his family medicine residency at University of Missouri – Kansas City, followed by a fellowship in primary care Geriatric Medicine in June 2017. He is a member of the Memorial Hospital team of family practice providers at Chester Clinic and Steeleville Family Practice. Dr. Kirkpatrick enjoys providing care to patients in the outpatient clinic, nursing home, and hospital setting, and is passionate about building relationships with his patients to bring about the highest quality health care.