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Joseph B. Coopwood, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon who practices at UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville. As a general surgeon in Operation Enduring Freedom, Dr. Coopwood, followed in the footsteps of his grandfather (World War II) and father (Vietnam War) by becoming a surgeon in the Air Force. “Being a surgeon is what I’ve wanted to do since I was about 8 years old, and I’ve always thought highly of the military, so it was a good fit.”

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Nghia Truong, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician at the UT Health East Texas Physicians on Fifth Street in Tyler. In his practice, Dr. Truong makes it a personal goal to form strong relationships with his patients and their families. “When I get to know my patients, I understand where they’re coming from, so I am able to give them better care.” To learn more, please visit https://uthealtheasttexasdoctors.com/

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"Karen Wies, MD, FACP, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and wound specialist at UT Health East Texas Physicians on Fifth Street who begins caring for her patients by listening. “I spend a long, first visit with patients. Once I know their side of the story and what their main concern is, I can focus on what I need to do.” 

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"Stephen Rydzak, MD, FACP, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has many specialties. He is an internist, a diving medical physician and medical director of the UT Health East Texas Wound Healing Center. 

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"Natalie Johnson, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician at UT Health East Texas physicians on Fifth Street in Tyler. She brings a philosophy of compassionate, up-to-date and complete care to her practice.

She helps patients by working to prevent problems before they start and integrating a variety of medical approaches. ""Integrated medicine allows you to try and interact with some of the other types of treatments that are found around the world,"" she said. ""I always practice within the guidelines of evidence-based medicine."" 

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