Lindsey N. Dietrich, M.D.
Dr. Lindsey Dietrich has devoted her career to promoting lifelong fitness and wellness, and to encouraging injury prevention. She is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – School of Medicine in New Orleans. She then went on to complete her Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Dr. Dietrich had the opportunity to train under the renowned Dr. James R. Andrews, who is legendary for his skills as an orthopedic surgeon and clinical research contributions in the area of sports medicine. She has served as a team physician for two Division 1 universities and cared for numerous community athletic leagues. She has won research awards and presented at several national sports conferences on topics including arthroscopic surgery and care of pediatric and female athletes.
Dr. Dietrich is dedicated to helping active individuals and athletes of all ages who are injured return to their pre-injury level of performance. Her areas of special focus include knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle injuries, and arthroscopic and open repair. She is also passionate about caring for youths with sports injuries and female athletes. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.
“Whether you are recreationally active or a professional athlete, you invest time, energy and grit into your sport or activity. You deserve to have care that is focused on your individual goals. Plus, you deserve an accessible, quality relationship with your providers at the time of injury and throughout your recovery. That is what we are doing here at OMS Sports Medicine. We have built our own team of smart, hard-working, dedicated orthopedic professionals who also care about knowing your first name, where your grandmother lives and why recovering from your injury is important to you.”
Dr. Lindsey Dietrich is part of Texas Health Physicians Group, a network of more than 800 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and medical professionals dedicated to providing safe, quality care for the communities throughout North Texas.
Sarah Kennedy, D.O.
Dr. Sarah Kennedy is a veteran of the United States Navy. Her military career began in 2005, when she reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton to complete a family medicine internship. Her training continued at the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute in Pensacola, Fla., where she earned her flight surgeon wings. She spent the remainder of her operational career as the medical department head and Senior Medical Officer at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.
Dr. Kennedy received an honorable discharge in 2010 and went on to complete her medical training in family medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and her primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of California in San Diego. She is board-certified in both family medicine and primary care sports medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in sports medicine.
Dr. Kennedy’s areas of special focus include musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound-guided injections, osteopathic manipulative treatments, concussion management, platelet-rich plasma treatment, non-operative fracture management and energy deficiency in sports, among other issues related to athletes and sports play. She has experience treating one of the most diverse athletic populations in the country that includes athletes of all ages and all performance levels in sports ranging from football and basketball to ice hockey and rugby. Dr. Kennedy currently serves as a team physician for several area high schools, USA Judo, boxing and multiple endurance events around the Metroplex.
Vanessa Gunn, P.A.-C.
Vanessa graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis on Athletic Training. She earned her Master of Physician Studies at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Since 2010, Vanessa has worked in the areas of orthopedic trauma, sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. She comes to Orthopedic Medicine Specialists from Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyo., where she served as an upper extremity orthopedic physician assistant responsible for seeing her own patients, assisting in surgery and coordinating rehabilitation. Vanessa’s areas of interest include care of the injured athlete, fracture care, sports sideline coverage, injection therapies, and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Vanessa places a high priority on getting to know her patients and their families in order to help with injury prevention, surgical and nonsurgical injury treatments along with rehab protocols to help return athletes to their preinjury levels of performance.