University Health Clinic to offer family medicine, allergy care, and other specialties in convenient South Tyler location

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

As part of its commitment to public and community health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is bringing its expertise in academic medicine to South Tyler.

The University Health Clinic of East Texas is scheduled to open in early May in a brand-new building located on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler, at the corner of University Boulevard and Patriot Drive. UT Health Science Center operates the clinic, which will serve the greater Tyler community along with the faculty and students of UT Tyler.

The clinic will offer services in family medicine, allergy care, rheumatology, and sports medicine, as well as services provided by the Center for Healthy Aging. The 10,000-square-foot clinic has 10 exam rooms, including a procedure room. Allergy testing, radiology, and laboratory services will be provided on site.

“With The University Health Clinic, UTHSCT will be able to offer the state-of-the-art health care characteristic of academic medical centers. Clinic patients will be able to access that care without worrying about too much traffic or too little parking,” said Kleanthe Caruso, UTHSCT’s vice president for patient care operations and chief nursing officer.

“The student clinic inside The University Health Clinic exists because of the collaboration with UT Tyler administrative officials and students. We are glad that our effort has resulted in this wonderful new facility,” Caruso said.

James W. McKinley, MD, is medical director of The University Health Clinic. Dr. McKinley is board certified in family medicine and has an added qualification and a special interest in sports medicine.

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