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Gary Babbitt, MD

Family Medicine
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians

Board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Gary Babbitt has been practicing in the Lake Palestine area since 1991, and plans to do so for years to come. “I would love to continue the relationships that we’ve built over the years. When you take care of people for such a long time, they’re almost like family.”

Dr. Babbitt puts a lot of focus on the family, both personally and professionally. “My free time activities and hobbies involve my family foremost. I think that if you’re able to have a good close family, you’re able to form bonds more easily with your patients.”

And now he’s forming new bonds with UT Health East Texas. “I think UT Health East Texas is very family-oriented. They work together as a team and take good care of their people and their patients.”

Board Certifications: 

Board Certification, American Association of Family Physicians
Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor


Chief Family Practice Resident: Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill.

Internship: Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill.

Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio

Research Assistant: Alcon Pharmaceutical Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Bachelor of Science: Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Awards & Associations: 

Alpha Chi Award for Top 5 Percent of Class, Award

Dick Smith Scholarship, Award

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, Member

Six-time T-Award Winner for Straight-A Semesters, Award