Kirsten S. Paynter, M.D.

Physician - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Undergraduate Studies

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Medical School

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX


Musculoskeletal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine
  • Certificate in Medical Acupuncture


  • AAPMR – American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • AAP – Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine
  • AAMA – American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • IFM – The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • CMDA – Christian Medical and Dental Society

Professional Interests

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Mindfulness and Performance

Personal Interests

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Traveling
  • Music
  • Cooking

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