Dr. Sheila Page is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative therapy, and treats a wide spectrum of patients from the newborn to the elderly, including patients with irreversible and terminal illness. Dr. Page has a special interest in children with disabilities, particularly those whose burden of care is difficult and who have been given little hope for a better quality of life.
“The care and protection of the most vulnerable among us is a responsibility I take personally. I am especially interested in treating difficult illnesses, offering a chance for healing and comfort to those who have lost hope. I am a strong advocate of fostering the individual doctor-patient relationship and preserving the integrity of medicine.” —Sheila Page, DO
The impact of politics on the medical profession and the physician-patient relationship has been a motivating force for Dr. Page’s efforts. Her interests include policy related to independent physician practices, access to care, charitable care, and sanctity of life issues. She currently serves as president of the Texas chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Page is an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute and serves as secretary on the board of directors of Lutherans for Life and on the advisory council of Grace House Ministries. She has served on multiple committees and is president of District II of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. She is a delegate for the American Osteopathic Association HOD and served on the Professional Affairs Reference Committee in 2018. She is the founding chair of the Fort Worth Osteopathic Study Group.
Dr. Page received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in 1992, during which she completed an additional year of training as an undergraduate teaching fellow, specializing in osteopathic manipulative therapy. Following an internship at Northeast Community Hospital, Dr. Page practiced family medicine for seven years while working on her board certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. She has been practicing and developing her skills in that specialty for 23 years, and currently has a private solo practice serving the Fort Worth area. Dr. Page works on referrals by word of mouth only and makes house calls for patients with advanced disabilities.
She graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry at Texas A&M University in 1986 and then spent a year doing cancer research at MD Anderson Research Center in Smithville, Texas. She continued to do cell biology research while in medical school and has several scientific publications. Her most recent publication is The Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Pain Perception in the Developing Human, Issues in Law and Medicine, Fall, 2016.
Sheila has been married for 30 years to her husband, a fellow physician and has 5 children whom she has primarily home schooled. She and her family are active in their Lutheran Church. She has donated services to Sudanese refugees living across her state. She loves gardening in her spare time.