929 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-336-3431
Private Practice of Medicine and Geriatrics
Robert H. Kelly, MD

About Robert H. Kelly MD and Staff

Robert Hart Kelly, MD FACP

Private Practice of Medicine & Geriatrics
“In whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick.”    -  Hippocrates

Premium Medical Home

929 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX  76104
Phone (817) 336-3431
Fax (817) 336-5821


BA, Amherst College, Neuroscience and Psychology
MD, University of Texas Houston
Internship and Residency, Oklahoma University
Practice Established 1984
1984 Board Certified in Internal Medicine
1988, 2007 Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine
2000 Fellow American College of Physicians

Robert H. Kelly MD opened his office in the mid-1980s, joining his father, Gordon B. Kelly MD, and brother, Allan R. Kelly MD, in the same building at 929 College Avenue built to house their three individual practices.  His unique approach and model of care has evolved from a lifetime of study, commitment, education, and dedication to excellence.

Robert H. Kelly MD FACP was born in Fort Worth and attended high school at Fort Worth Country Day. He completed his B.A. in 1977 at Amherst College (Amherst, Massachusetts), where he majored in psychology and neuroscience.  His medical school training was at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.  After four months at Oxford University in England in a postgraduate externship, Dr. Kelly earned his M.D. with Honors in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Pediatrics.  He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Oklahoma State Teaching Hospitals before continuing to a postgraduate course in Geriatric Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical School, which he completed in 1987.

In 2000, Dr. Kelly was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.  Dr. Kelly has been awarded numerous honors and certifications, including Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s ‘Best in Internal Medicine’ in 2001 and 2002 and a Fort Worth Business Press inaugural ‘Health Care Hero’ award in 2003. Dr. Kelly is Medical Director at Stonegate Nursing Center and prefers to admit long term care & rehabilitation residents to that facility. In 2010, Drs. Robert and Allan Kelly created Premium Medical Home.

Robert Kelly holds Texas medical licensure and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Paula. 

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About the Staff

Carol Kenel joined the practice as CFO in October 2012. She brings 20+ years of financial and management experience to the company. Previously, she served as Director of Fiscal Services for ABODE Treatment, Inc., a substance abuse treatment facility where she worked for 14 years. Out of high school, Carol served with the Army Security Agency where she obtained a Top Secret Crypto security clearance. Her last duty station was in Arlington Hall Station outside of Washington D.C. Carol is currently a member of the National Bookkeepers Association, the National Notary Association and the American Legion.

Estella Hernandez, Office Manager since 1999, oversees medical records, accounts, billing and filing.  She studied education at Texas Tech University and taught school for several years in Keller at Keller Montessori and Fort Worth at Parkview Elementary.  Estella’s three children are grown: Jennifer is a legal secretary, Brittany is a student, and son Jonathon is a U.S. Marine.  Always involved in her community, Estella is involved with Neighborhood Watch, as well as keeping an eye on her two cats, Cheeto and Ash.  She enjoys outdoor sports, action movies, and country western music, as well as traveling and cooking.

Diane Leatherwood LVN has been Dr. Kelly’s office nurse since 1994.  Diane went to the St. Joseph School of Nursing and worked for 17 years at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Worth, and three years at the Lorimer Clinic. 

Laurie Robbins has worked on the business side of the office since 1994 managing billing, filing insurance, and interacting with patients for Dr. Kelly.  Married for 19 years, she and her husband, an engineer, have two children.

Kay Rogers is the receptionist and secretary for the practice.  She has been with Dr. Kelly since 1996.  In addition to answering the phones, setting up appointments, relaying your messages, and helping to refill prescriptions, she assists with proofreading reports.  In addition to her years at college, Kay’s experience has brought much to the success of the practice.  Kay’s husband of 40 years works at Lockheed Martin, and together they have one grown son.  Looking forward to community involvement as time allows, Kay enjoys her cats, watching all types of movies, and listening to biographies and historical/political mysteries on CD, as well as a wide variety of music.

Terry Walker, with Dr. Kelly since 2003, manages medical records and files.

Jackie Goetz came to the practice in 2014, after working in a bakery for 25 years in various accounting positions. She works nights for Dr. Kelly helping him with the Annual Wellness Reports and tracking various scheduled labs and procedures. Jackie has a son who will graduate from Arlington Baptist College soon. From there he plans to be an educator and coach baseball.

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