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Iredell Health System Opens New Practice: Iredell Gerontology & Wellbeing, Announces New Provider

Monday, January 16, 2023

Iredell Health System, in partnership with the Iredell Physician Network, is pleased to announce the opening of a new practice, Iredell Gerontology & Wellbeing.

Iredell Gerontology & Wellbeing will focus on senior patients, providing a comprehensive evaluation of their wellbeing, including memory, medication side effects, fall prevention, mobility and functional capacity, and advanced directives.

Kenesha Kirkland, MD, affiliated with OptiMed Hospitalists, will be the leading physician at the new practice.

Kirkland has 14 years of internal medicine experience. Her approach to medical care involves an integrated partnership with patients in their journey toward achieving healthy goals and preventing disease.

“My goal is to partner with my patients in their health journey through developing relationships, trust, understanding, and accountability,” said Kirkland.

Upon their first appointment with Kirkland, patients can expect to be greeted by a dedicated physician who wants to get know them as individuals and collaborate with them to achieve better health.

Kirkland earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center (now Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center). Kirkland is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Kirkland is married with two children and enjoys traveling in her free time.

Her favorite healthy tip is to do things in moderation and keep moving.

“Eating meals and making food choices in moderation and staying consistently active both mentally and physically can be key factors in maintaining our health,” she said.

Iredell Gerontology & Wellbeing is located at 653 Bluefield Road in Mooresville in the same suite as Family Care Center of Mooresville (Suite F). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenesha Kirkland, please call 704-360-6580. Learn more at