About Valiant Life Medical

At Valiant Life Medical in Fort Worth, TX, patients are top priority! Fort Worth Medical Center Valiant Life Medical’s amazing team of professionals provide innovative techniques including auto accident and personal injury rehabilitation, work injury rehabilitation, sports injury rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, weight loss, chiropractic care, IV hydration therapy and more. The team of medical doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractors and licensed physical therapists have years of experience helping patients with a wide range of issues. Treatment plans at Valiant Life Medical are tailored to the individual. Each patient is evaluated to determine the best technique needed to address their specific needs. The Valiant Life Medical staff has helped thousands of patients in the Fort Worth area experience improved health for decades. Valiant Life Medical is highly recommended and the team takes pride in the stellar care that they provides their patients.

Meet Our Team

The team of professionals at Valiant Life Medical take a whole person approach to healthcare, seeking to treat the underlying causes of injury rather than treating the symptoms themselves. At Valiant Life Medical in Fort Worth, TX, the treating professionals are committed to helping all of their patients live a healthy and active life. The team of medical doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractors and licensed physical therapists is incredibly passionate about empowering each of their patients with the knowledge and resources to take control of their health. They believe in building long lasting relationships with their patients by taking the time to get to know each one of them on a personal level.

Dr. Neeraj Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician and has a strong interest in Regenerative Medicine and Regenerative Medicine. He attended Rice University for undergrad, Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, and UT Southwestern Medical Center for his residency training.

Lara Kunowski, FNP-C

Lara received her Bachelors of Nursing degree from Arkansas State University and graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing with a Masters of Nursing degree specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Beyond specializing in the critical care area, she has experience in ambulatory surgery, post-anesthesia care, plastic surgery, dermatology, laser and aesthetics, and weight management.

Ashley Whitener, FNP-C

Ashley received her Bachelors of Nursing degree from Midwestern State University and graduated from Walden University with a Masters of Nursing degree specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2019. She has 3 years of oncology experience and 4 years of inpatient acute care with the float pool department.

Julie Gipson, PT

Julie has been a professional in the field of physical therapy for the past 30 years and originally joined Dr. Jernigan’s team in 1990, expanding the rehabilitation department to assist in the areas of total body rehabilitation.

Dr. James Matthew Jernigan, DC

Dr. Jernigan has served the greater Fort Worth area for nearly 30 years and has successfully treated thousands of patients for neck, back and joint related injuries stemming from automobile accidents, work injury and sports related trauma.

Dr. Nolan Smith, DC.

Julian Carreno, Lead Rehabilitation

Lenia Rodriguez, Rehabilitation Assistant

Diego Acevedo, Clinical Manager

Madison Gipson, BSN RN

Austin Gipson, BSN RN

Sharon Meza, Practice Manager

Nancy Alvarez, Front Desk

Cassie Garcia, Front Desk

Ashley Mekmorakoth, Medical Records

Michelle Rodriguez, Billing & Medical Records Supervisor

Clint Shumate, Marketing Director

Christina Esparaza, Marketing Associate

Marco Reyes, Marketing Associate

What Patients are Saying About Our Practice

Pretty good about scheduling appointments the next day! From both receptionist to the doctor & Diego they were all very very nice! First time being there, they did X-rays and adjustments plus therapy!! Thank you to the lady that helped me with my therapy! I definitely recommend this place to everyone! Guadalupe C.

Google Review

Dr. Jernigan and his staff are awesome! Extremely knowledgeable and has full digital x-ray In-house for immediate diagnosis. He has worked with several members of my family and also cured my carpal tunnel. Bill R.

Yelp Review

Dr. Jernigan is great Doctor! The staff is amazing! Would recommend this place in a heartbeat! Manny A.

Google Review

Dr. Jernigan and his staff is a wonderful Blessing:) LaQuita J.

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The Best experience and they do their job very good. Esdras I.

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