UT Health East Texas Physicians
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Age Range: Six months old and up
Doug Johnston, DO, is a family medicine physician at UT Health East Texas Physicians on South Broadway in Tyler who enjoys getting to know his patients. "I'm very curious about their lives, and I've learned a lot of things about my life from my patients."
He appreciates working at UT Health on South Broadway, which has an emergency department equipped with a full-service lab and diagnostic equipment. "It's kind of a one-stop shop. I don't have to send patients out to other facilities very often."
Dr. Johnston is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.
American Board of Family Medicine, Board Certification
Family Practice Residency: Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Mo.
Bachelor of Science: Zoology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Summa Cum Laude
My wife is an R.N. When I see a doctor, she comes with me. She uses her experience to gauge the proposed treatment of her most-favorite patient... me! We have an excellent feeling that Dr. Johnston knows his stuff. He actually convinced me to get a once-in-a-lifetime pneumonia shot. Took him 10 minutes to do it; I hate shots. However, I hate pneumonia worse. He could have taken my initial 'No' as an answer. Instead he gave me good reasons to change my mind. IMHO he has his patients' best interests in mind. I recommend him.
— Pleased Patient
My fiancé and I absolutely LOVE Dr. Johnston and we also LOVE his staff! They are always very friendly and they consistently stay on top of things like communication, scheduling, and anything we may need for the pharmacy. Our favorite nurse is Jessica because of how encouraging and inspiring she is and has been to us through my extensive healthcare journey! I have never “enjoyed” going to the Dr. But now when we do have to go in it is a pleasant experience and we are usually in and out before you know it! Keep up the Great work you guys. I hope you know that you are positively impacting lives daily. Our family Thanks You.
James and Meagan Grace Guthrie
— James & Grace Guthrie
Very knowledgeable. Excellent PCP
— Aamir Sheikh
I'm a senior on medicare and my first visit was a great experience. Dr. Johnston took lots of time with me. Very detailed and caring. Has a passion for taking care of his patients at the highest level possible. Everyone in the clinic was nice and very competent.
— Robby Miller
Dr Johnstone and Jessica are the most caring, compassionate and accepting professionals that we have met in a very long time. Thanks for all your attentive care. You ROCK!
— Rory Gerard-Govea
Very knowledgable and caring. He and his staff were professional and efficient. I highly recommend.
— Rochelle Kasue