Medical Staff

Laura Hart, MD 

Joined Knox County Hospital District:  December 2018

Works in Knox City Clinic.

Dr. Hart is fluent in Spanish.

Education: in El Salvador and completed her family practice residency at Texas Tech Health Science Center in El Paso in 2017.

Medical License/Specialization: Board Certified in Family Practice

Chris Scott, FNP-C

Knox County Native, born and raised in Munday Permanently joined KCHD in 2006; works in Munday Clinic and ER coverage as scheduled.


Munday High School 1992

Tarleton State University BSN 1996

Midwestern University FNP 2006

Cindy Guess, FNP-C

Born in Knox County Hospital and raised in Munday. Worked for Knox County Hospital in the 1990’s and permanently returned in 2012.  Works in the Munday Clinic and ER coverage as scheduled.


Munday High School

Midwestern University – BSN 1992, FNP 2016

James Kirklin, DC, FNP-BC 

Joined KCHD  January 2014

Born in Dallas, raised in San Antonio.  Lived in San Antonia and Ft Worth before moving to Weinert in 2004 and then relocated to Knox City in 2017.

Works in Knox City Clinic: M-Th 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm. Friday 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm


Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio-1979

Parker College of Chiropractic – 1987

Wayland Baptist —  BSN 2012

Walden University – FNP 2015


Gordon Ross MD 

Leon Joplin, MD 

Dr. Leon Joplin, a family practice physician sees patients Monday through Friday at Munday Clinic in Munday. Dr. Joplin specializes in the life-long care of patients and provides preventive care through routine checkups and health-risk assessments, and personalized consultations on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Joplin received his medical degree from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as North Texas Medical School, and has been in practice for more than 25 years.


For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 940-422-5271.