Counselor. Advocate. Listener. Detective. According to Dr. Michael Austin, these are some of the many skills a successful pediatrician must have.
“Much of what we do in pediatrics is not really related to acute health issues. It’s about forming relationships with families and answering parents’ deeper questions," he said.
“Many times, parents will bring in a child with a cold, but what they’re really concerned about are bigger problems with sleep, behavior, etc. As a pediatrician, my philosophy is to meet the needs of both the child and the parents.”
With a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and a pediatric residency at Denver Children’s Hospital, Dr. Austin is bringing his many skills to the UT Health East Texas Physicians Clinic on Fifth and Beckham in Tyler. “My goal is to continue building relationships with families throughout the community.”
Internship & Residency in Pediatric Medicine: The Children’s Hospital, Denver
Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
Bachelor of Science: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Calif.