Dr. Michele Reed | The “Fit Doc”
Wife | Mother | Doctor | Health & Wellness Advocate | Author
Dr. Michele C. Reed is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, public speaker and best-selling author. She serves as the owner/medical director of MS Family Medicine Health Care, P.C., a holistic practice that serves diverse communities through two office locations in New York.
Dr. Michele has been featured on the Rachael Ray Show with Dr. Ian Smith and Sunny Anderson of the Food Network, Government Technology Today Magazine, Newsday, Verizon Fios News 1 “Push Pause”, The New York Daily News, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Heart and Soul Magazine, and BlackDoctors.org. Additionally, she is a weekly contributor to Late Night Parents with Ted Hicks. Her debut book “Mentally Fit, Physically Strong: The Fit Doc’s Guide to Real Life, Real Fitness, Real Health” was released May 2017 and became a bestseller on Amazon in June 2017.
Dr. Michele has an unyielding passion for living her best life and motivating her patients and peers to join her on the journey. She is deeply rooted in the fabric of the community where she spearheads health initiatives for numerous organizations where she serves, including: National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, NAACP- Lakeview Chapter (Life Member), Black Girls Run (Long Island), board member of the Queens Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, an Executive Board member of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association, a Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine. In the spring of 2014, Dr. Michele was appointed Fellow to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT under the Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, she and her husband, Scott Kershaw, Esq. entered a joint venture managing NX Generation Athletics in Westbury, NY. The synergy of medicine and fitness allows Dr. Michele to provide a holistic experience for patients allowing them to incorporate training and exercise into their wellness program.
The NAACP awarded Dr. Michele with the 2017 Dr. W. Montague Cobb Award for outstanding work in her local community. Her grassroots efforts have helped shape the lives of thousands in the Long Island community. Preventative healthcare and lifestyle change are the tenets of her work. Her practice provides free classes in: Zumba, P90X, dancing and belly dancing to encourage fusing fun with health and wellness for all. Dr. Michele’s annual JFK Runway on the Runway event brings out hundreds of people to combat the likes of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dr. Michele received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also serves as the School District Physician for the Malverne and Roosevelt School Districts in Nassau County, NY. Dr. Michele remains committed to serving her community and also serves as the community Medical Director for The Congregational Church of South Hempstead. One of her greatest accomplishments was completing The NYC Marathon in the fall of 2015. Since then, she has completed the Chicago Marathon (Oct 2016) and has challenged herself to run half-marathons in all 50 states. Dr. Michele is a Long Island native where she lives with her with her husband and twin sons.