Dr. James Kent, DPM, MS
Dr. James Kent is a Native-Texan, born in Amarillo and raised in Texas. He is the son of a former school superintendent and decided early on to commit his life to education and medicine. He graduated from Rankin High School and from an early age he knew that he wanted to be involved in healthcare in some capacity. He is married to Geneva Kent, a Maternity Nurse at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. After graduating with honors from Rankin, he began college by attending Texas A&M University in College Station and graduated with a degree in biology and chemistry. During his time at A&M, he was very active in church, student government, and intramural sports. After graduating from A&M, he attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to work on a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science. There at the UT Health Science Center he enrolled in the same courses with the medical students and worked in a colon cancer research lab. While at the health science center, he became interested in podiatric medicine. During this time, he finished his thesis and graduated with a master’s degree. After his master’s degree he was accepted and attended Des Moines University Medical School in Des Moines, Iowa . After graduation, Dr. Kent was accepted to Lourdes Hospital in New York for a three-year surgical residency program. Dr. Kent is a Fellow of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery, AMIFAS. Dr. Kent is also an active member of the Whitehouse Church of Christ in Whitehouse, Texas. In his spare time, he loves woodworking, construction work, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Kho grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Tenafly High School. She went to Bucknell University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Then, she studied at Duquesne University to pursue her Master of Science in Health Management System. After graduate school, she went on a church mission trip to New Mexico to serve Native Americans. Throughout this trip, she decided to pursue podiatric medicine. She attended Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a recipient of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Educational Foundation Scholarship while in school. After graduation, Dr. Kho finished a three-year surgical residency at the Catholic Health Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in Buffalo, New York. She recently moved to Tyler, Texas to join East Texas Foot and Ankle Centers. She is married to her husband who is an Accounting professor at the University of Texas at Tyler. In her spare time, she loves playing piano, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Magen Starks - Practice Administrator Leader
Magen joined our team in October 2011. She is the director in charge of all daily operations for our facility. Magen is certified in Podiatric Radiology as well as Medical Billing and Coding. Not only is Magen our practice administrator leader, but she is also a helping hand where the team needs it most at any given moment. You may find her replacing a bandage, taking out sutures, or shooting your x-ray. Magen is a graduate of Winona High School. She is married and the proud parent of a 14 year old son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves the outdoors. Magen is here to help you, our patient in any way possible.
Christin Nichols – Surgical Coordinator/Medical Assistant
Christin joined our team in February of 2019. She is one of the first assistants you will see when you come into our office. Christin helps by checking patients in and out, taking x-rays, and assisting Dr. Kent and Dr. Kho with whatever they may need. Christin is also our Surgical Coordinator. She graduated from Frankston High School and then joined the United States Air Force and served for five years as a medic. While in the Air Force, she was stationed in Alaska and Florida and worked in many different clinics within the hospital. In her spare time, she loves chasing her 2 year old son Stoney and spending time with her family.
Randie McNertney - Billing Assistant/Medical Assistant
Randie joined our team in September of 2020. She is one of the first assistants you will see when you come into our office. Randie helps by checking patients in and out, taking x-rays, and assisting Dr. Kent and Dr. Kho with whatever they may need. She also is our billing department which handles insurance claims and any other billing needs. Randie is a graduate of Frankston High School. In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with her husband and 2 year old son Hudson.
Morgan Baublit - Medical Assistant
Morgan Joined our team in May of 2021. She is one of the first assistants you will see when you come into our office. Morgan helps by checking patients in and out, taking x-rays, and assisting Dr. Kent and Dr. Kho with with what they may need. Morgan graduate from high school in 2019. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and cat as well as take care of her plants.