Allan R. Kelly, MD Private Practice of Medicine and Infectious Diseases 929 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-334-0003
Allan R. Kelly, MD

About Allan R. Kelly MD and Staff

Your Physician

Allan R. Kelly MD opened his office in 1985, joining his father, Gordon B. Kelly MD, and brother, Robert H. Kelly MD, in individual practices at 929 College Avenue. His approach and model of care has evolved from a lifetime of study, commitment, education, and dedication to medical care.

Born in Fort Worth in 1955, he attended high school at Fort Worth Country Day before graduating from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1977 with a degree in Biology. His medical education began at Harris Hospital Medical Laboratory and continued at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he earned his MD in 1981. From there, he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus, OH, before returning to Dallas in 1984 for a subspecialty fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Baylor University Medical Center. His mentors included Calvin Kunin, Ralph Tompsett, Donald Seldin, and others.

Dr. Kelly's research interests have included microbiology and physiology. Since moving to Fort Worth, he has been a principal investigator in multiple pharmaceutical research projects including antiviral and antidiabetic products.  Also in Fort Worth he has been a member of the Reach Registry, an international collaboration in stroke and heart attack prediction. Much of this work has been published in journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Kelly is a member of the American College of Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and International Immune Compromised Host Society. He is also a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society (TCMS) and the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Dr. Kelly is also a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Examiners.

In the last 25 years, Allan Kelly has served on the boards of hospitals, committees, and medical associations in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and in Austin. He continues to share his medical education and expertise with others as an attending physician supervising residents, interns, and students at the University of North Texas. For over 15 years he has worked with the state supported General Internal Medicine Preceptor Program, introducing medical students from across the state to community-based clinical practice. He has received the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award on many occasions. Dr. Kelly was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical School from 1985 through 1997. He is grateful for the leadership and collegiality of physicians, nurses, and others in his community and professional organizations. Dr Kelly believes that no physician practices in isolation, and we are all dependent on and benefit from a larger medical community.

He holds Texas medical licensure and is board certified in Internal Medicine. He is a member of professional organizations and on staff at five area hospitals and has volunteered and served as a board member for medical institutions and non-profit organizations like Samaritan House and Catholic Charities, among others. Dr. Kelly is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He has served on the board of governors for the Texas ACP.

Dr. Kelly and his wife Mary Craven Kelly live in Fort Worth and have two daughters and a son. Dr. Kelly enjoys running, swimming, and playing tennis. He plays the piano and enjoys spending time with his family. In 2010, Drs. Robert and Allan Kelly created Premium Medical Home.

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What is an Internist?

An internist is a physician who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect adults. An internist is a PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, health counselor, educator, and consultant. Internists are the major providers of continuing, comprehensive health care to adults in the United States.

As your doctor, Dr. Kelly will analyze your medical history, physical condition, and the results of scientific tests, taking as much time as necessary for your care. He takes a PERSONAL INTEREST AND APPROACH with each patient.  He will guide you through the course of treatment as well as counsel you on any appropriate lifestyle changes. (back to top)

 

Office Staff

As Dr. Kelly’s office manager, Diane Avis directs payroll, accounts payable, office and equipment maintenance, and Human Resources oversight, as well as providing front office support.  Diane is the office’s information technology (IT) expert, overseeing data and system administration, as well as Lytec and Iscribe, our practice management and e-prescribing programs.  Diane has been a part of our practice since 2003.  Diane attended North Texas State University studying Business Management and completed a two-year program at UT Austin for Texas state IT specialization.  She holds numerous IT certifications.  Diane came to Dr. Kelly’s office after 30 years with the State of Texas as a leasing officer, systems analyst, and expert in IT management.  Diane was fortunate to have been on the ground floor for systems analysis, programming and implementation of the first automated food stamp program in Texas, the Child Protective Services automated case system, and the Child Care Licensing Management Information System, the systems that streamlined state government operations while expediting services, protection and assistance to Texas’s most vulnerable.  She also worked in sales and marketing for Helmsley-Spear, Inc.

Diane loves music of all kinds and produced a CD with her show group, with whom she has sung for many years.  She volunteers for N.E.E.D., a Tarrant County outreach program.  She also enjoys woodworking and painting.  Diane has been married for 34 years, has two daughters and three sons, and 10 grandchildren ranging in age from 18 months to 23 years! 

Paula Hendrix is Dr. Kelly’s Certified Professional Coder and administrative assistant.  Paula enters all patient billing documents for claims processing through insurance carriers.  Additionally, she checks patients in and out, handles phone calls, schedules patient appointments with Dr. Kelly and other physicians and manages charts and filing.  Paula has worked at Dr. Kelly’s office since 2001, and she was previously with Radiology Associates for 13 years.  Paula and her husband have two daughters in high school and college.  Along with raising her daughters, she keeps their two wonderful Schnauzers in line.  When things are under control, she and her husband enjoy riding through the countryside on their Harley Davidson.

Susan Barrett is Dr. Kelly’s Insurance Accounts Manager and Legal Affairs Assistant. She interacts with insurance companies and helps handle insurance claim issues. Susan is also available to answer patient questions concerning their accounts with Dr. Kelly. She prepares financial reports and as legal affairs assistant, is the coordinator of Dr. Kelly’s expert work for legal firms. Susan joined the practice in July 2017 and received her B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Arlington and also holds a Master of Education degree from the University of North Texas. Prior to joining Team Kelly, Susan was the facility administrator for a local freestanding emergency room and prior to that was a public school teacher and principal. Susan is married to Richard and they have three grown sons. She is a fervent supporter of Open Arms Health Clinic, a free clinic for the uninsured and underinsured which was founded by her church in 2011. Susan enjoys singing, knitting, traveling with her husband, and spending time with family.

Donna Funderberg is one of our Registered Nurses. She is licensed by the State of Texas and a member of the American Nurse Association and Texas Nurse Association, receiving her ASN from Tarrant County College in 1973. Her prior experience has been with hospice and home health. In addition, she is a Stephen Ministry leader. Her husband Lee is a retired RN and they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys reading, sewing, biking, traveling and taking care of those grandchildren.

Nancy Hamm, I joined the staff at Dr. Kelly’s office in 2015 as the primary nurse for the practice. I assist him in practice responsibilities, training, organization and day to day operation of the office. While in school, I was honored to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. After earning my Associate Degree in Nursing, I enjoyed a variety of medical office experiences including working for hospitals, home health and insurance carriers. I feel right at home on Team Kelly. My husband, John and I enjoy hiking, backpacking, kayaking, bicycling, camping, and travel. In addition I enjoy arts and crafts, church activities and I sing in the church choir. Mission work is important to me and I volunteer with Mission Arlington and various animal rescue groups. John and I also have a son and two spectacularly brilliant granddaughters.

Julie P. Miner wears many hats, including medical assistant, assistant office manager, and front office staff.  She graduated with honors from Remington College and is a National Registered Certified Medical Assistant.  On a usual day at the office, Julie works in the lab, checks patients in and out, answers the phone, schedules patient appointments with Dr. Kelly and consulting physicians, obtains insurance referrals, manages charts, and enters billing charges.  She has been with Dr. Kelly since 2007.  Outside the office, Julie is learning to quilt and enjoys reading, camping, and scrapbooking.  Married with two children, she has a lot of other creatures in her house, too.  She has ‘a zoo’ of two Maine Coon cats, a turtle, two dogs (a Labrador and a Shih Tzu), two floppy rabbits and a hamster!

Charlotte is our newest front office staff member. She takes care of patient needs, supplies for the office and patient charting. Charlotte worked in a women's health center for 10 years as well as another stent with Cigna Healthcare Provider Relations. Her experience includes office management, billing, and coding. Charlotte's husband is in the Air Force and she has served in assisting military families with support to families throughout his deployments overseas. They have been married since 2008 and have 3 wonderful children. Hobbies surround chasing a very active 4 year old and making sure that the older children are focused on becoming who God wants them to be. If there is any down time, she loves sewing, arts and crafts.

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