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Sacks-Justin-MD-150x150 Physician Finder Justin Sacks, MD


Radiology /

Dr. Justin Sacks specializes in vascular and interventional radiology. He has particular interest in interventional oncology which entails minimally invasive procedures using state-of-the-art technology to target and treat cancer while avoiding injury to other organs. Dr. Sacks is also trained as a diagnostic radiologist to interpret medical images such as CT scans and MRIs. Dr. Sacks provides compassionate care to his patients. He enjoys being able to work with them to treat disease in the least invasive way and solve problems using the latest imaging technology.

Scardina-Ray-300x300-LWPA3451_pp_jj-150x150 Physician Finder Ray Scardina, MD

Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications:

Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

HealthConnection Episodes: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr. Ray Scardina specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, providing evaluation and treatment of the varied conditions and problems in youth. He has practiced in Tyler for 30 years and has particular interest in autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dr. Scardina strives for accurate diagnosis, and treatment aimed at reducing the impact of problems, helping patients to use and develop their strengths.

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nophoto-male-wpcf_150x150 Physician Finder Andrew L. Schmitt, PhD


Neuropsychology /

Andrew Schmitt, PhD is a neuropsychologist who has many years of experience helping patients lead productive and happy lives. Dr. Schmitt’s area of expertise is in neuropsychological assessment, a type of psychological testing that typically focuses on the measurement of cognitive abilities and/or cognitive impairment. He also has experience with the assessment of traumatic brain injury, stroke, ADHD, and depression. The main focus of Dr. Schmitt’s patient care and research is the diagnosis and study of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. By helping patients understand their condition, his patients and their families are better equipped to cope with the illness and seek appropriate treatment. Dr. Schmitt sees patients in the Joseph Z. and Louise H. Ornelas Center for Healthy Aging.

(903) 877-7200

Seferovic-Admir-MD-wpcf_150x150 Physician Finder Admir Seferovic, MD


Family Medicine /

Dr. Admir Seferovic joined the Family Medicine team at UT Health Science Center in December of 2014. He completed his medical degree and residency training at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and became a Certified Medical Examiner in 2014. His special interests are teaching, endoscopy, and skin surgery.

(903) 834-0201

DrStephenSepulveda-1-150x150 Physician Finder Stephen Sepulveda, MD


Family Medicine /

Dr. Stephen Sepulveda completed his residency at UT Health Science Center and now specializes in family medicine at our community clinic in Overton. He provides general care for people of all ages and enjoys caring for the whole family. Dr. Sepulveda works with patients as their health care partner. In fact, in his practice he encourages life-long health through healthy choices.

(903) 877-7911

shafer-e1452195537371-150x150 Physician Finder David R. Shafer, MD


Internal Medicine /
Diabetes Care /

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

HealthConnection Episodes: Diabetes, Diabetes , Healthy New Year, Obesity, The Obesity Paradox, Your Metabolism

As an internal medicine doctor with over two decades of experience caring for patients, Dr. Shafer has the knowledge and the hands-on expertise needed to treat patients with diabetes. He has been recognized nationally several times for providing excellent care for people with diabetes. Dr. Shafer is a certified diabetes educator and he believes in the team approach to treating this serious disease.

(903) 877-7831

Shahid-Kamran-MD-150x150 Physician Finder Kamran Shahid, MD

Specialties: Oncology, Hematology

HealthConnection Episodes: Immunotherapy

Dr. Kamran Shahid is a medical oncologist and hematologist. He has a special interest in treating solid tumors and hematological malignancies. Inspired by his physician mother, Dr. Shahid enjoys helping his patients fight cancer and improve their quality of life. To fight cancer, Dr. Shahid believes that it takes teamwork from him, the patient and their family. He understands that there are good days and bad days and he’s with the patient through it all.

(903) 939-7870

sharkey11-150x150 Physician Finder Paul C. Sharkey Jr., MD


Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology /
Breath of Life Mobile /

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology

HealthConnection Episodes: Allergy Testing

Dr. Sharkey has a passion for treating kids with asthma. He wants to help them manage their illness well enough to stay out of the hospital and in school. He was the major force behind UT Health’s Breath of Life Mobile Asthma Clinic. Dr. Sharkey also specializes in treating children with allergies to pollen, dust, pet dander, and food.

(903) 877-7161

Sims_John-150x150 Physician Finder John B. Sims, MD


Cardiology (Heart Disease) /

Dr. Sims is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He’s not only a cardiologist but also an electrophysiologist, or, as he puts it, an “electrician of the heart.” He diagnoses and treats disturbances in the heart’s rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation, the medical term for irregular heartbeat. He is experienced in performing a technique called ablation to treat atrial fibrillation, as well as other conditions like ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia.

(903) 877-7831

smith-e1452195603146-150x150 Physician Finder Lewis G. Smith, III, MD


Cancer Care /
Radiation /

Board Certifications:

Radiation Oncology

HealthConnection Episodes: Cancer

To Dr. Smith, patients aren’t numbers; they are individuals with lives separate from cancer treatment. That’s why he carefully explains complicated medical procedures and answers questions about their radiation therapy. Providing patients with treatment options and letting them choose what’s best for them creates a collaborative and personalized care plan.

(903) 877-7826

Smith_Todd-150x150 Physician Finder Todd Smith, MD


Cardiology (Heart Disease) /
Surgery /

Dr. Todd Smith is a board certified vascular surgeon within our cardiology team with over 20 years of experience. He completed medical school at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, residency at Parkland Memorial in Dallas, and fellowship at the University of Arkansas.

(903) 877-5911

stocks-1 Physician Finder James M. Stocks, MD


Sleep Medicine /
Pulmonology (Lung Disease) /

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Disorders

HealthConnection Episodes: Electronic Gadgets, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Pain and Sleep, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Deprivation

The first board-certified sleep specialist in Northeast Texas, Dr. Stocks has over 30 years of treating sleep disorders. He was here in 1985 when UT Health started the Center for Sleep Disorders, the region’s first sleep lab. Dr. Stocks is also a nationally known expert in Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic condition that causes serious liver and/or lung disease.

stringer-e1452195781502-150x150 Physician Finder Joshua Stringer, MD


Emergency Room /

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

HealthConnection Episodes: Chest Pain & The Emergency Room

Dr. Stringer is an ER doctor and a graduate of UT Health Science Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program. He is certified in advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support, advanced pediatric life support, and basic life support. Dr. Stringer is also board certified in family medicine.

(903) 877-8929

Swan-Amy-DO-150x150 Physician Finder Amy Swan, DO


Supportive Care /

Board Certifications:

Palliative Medicine

HealthConnection Episodes: Palliative Care, Palliative Care vs. Hospice

After graduating from the UT Health Science Center Family Medicine Residency program, Dr. Amy Swan completed her fellowship in palliative care at MD Anderson Cancer Center. As a supportive care specialist, she and her team concentrate on a multidisciplinary approach to treating people that have serious illness. She focuses on relieving the symptoms of serious illness with the goal of improving quality of life for her patients. She and her team also have training in end of life care and discussions.