Dr. Kirby Farnsworth was raised in the Southwest Desert of Southern Utah. After medical school, he headed even further south to Houston, Texas to complete his residency at Conroe Family Medicine Residency Program. His drive for building Simply Direct Health was his passion for people to have access to quality health care and, at the same time, keep it affordable. He worked in emergency rooms, urgent cares, and hospitals as a means to build SDH without being financially strapped. Now that SDH has grown, he continues to work ER and hospitalist shifts because it provides him growing opportunities as a physician to better understand patients' needs and provide continuity of care across multiple facets of healthcare (which is really fun and unique to offer in a family medicine practice).
Dr. Farnsworth enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children. They all are active in school, sports, music, and art and keep him running from one thing to the next. He tries his best to slow it down by getting to the water, whether that's the pool, the lake, or the ocean. It seems to do the trick every time!
Dr. Jayme Sherman an Arizona native who grew up in Mesa. She attended medical school and then completed her family medicine residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. She enjoys working with patients to manage chronic conditions like diabetes, seeing kids for well child checks, and talking with patients about preventative care and lifestyle changes for wellness. What drew her to direct primary care was that it allows her to spend more time with each patient and develop more meaningful doctor-patient relationships, while also providing quality and affordable primary care. In her free time, she likes working on home renovation projects with her husband, trying out new recipes for baked goods, and reading science fiction novels.
Leslie McCartney, our Nurse Practitioner here at Simply Direct Health since 2019, grew up in rural Arizona and has worked in health care for over 15 years. During her advanced practice nurse program, she was trained by Dr. Farnsworth and discovered the amazing benefits of Direct Primary Care. Leslie values how rewarding it is to be accessible and to be able to communicate with patients both in the office and virtually as needed. Let’s be honest, how often do all the questions pop back in your head as soon as you are back home?! Leslie is passionate about both health promotion and chronic disease management. As someone who formerly worked in the ER, she wants to prevent the need for unnecessary ER trips for her patients as much as possible. A little about Leslie and her family - She and her husband and have 3 amazing daughters, and they love spending family time together in the sunshine - whether taking the dog on walks, camping in the forest or visiting the beach. Leslie also enjoys yoga, triathlon, and backpacking.
Jeni was born and raised in Southern California. She served as a firefighter and paramedic in San Bernardino and San Diego for 22 years prior to moving to Arizona. Once she found Simply Direct Health in 2016, Jeni immediately knew that she wanted to be part of the team. She loves that direct primary care allows her to develop one-on-one relationships with all of our patients. In fact, she knows every single patient’s name who walks in our door! Jeni also appreciates how direct primary care enables our office to provide efficient and quality care for patients at a single “one-stop shop” location. Her family is very important to her. Jeni is a mother of 7 children and is married to the love of her life, Lance. She got to become a Mimi to her first grandchild in fall 2022. In her free time, she enjoys riding Harleys with her husband, reading science fiction books, and going on family trips to explore the United States.