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Jay Takata, MD

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UT Health Athens

2000 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - Gastroenterology Clinic

115 S. Murchison St.
Athens, TX 75751

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Jay Takata, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist at UT Health Athens. “My philosophy of care is to provide my patients with quality care in an efficient and effective manner,” said Dr. Takata. Dr. Takata focused on gastroenterology because of the vast array of digestive diseases and issues that they can cause. He specializes in the medical and endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Dr. Takata provides screenings for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hepatitis and colon cancer.

Dr. Takata is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Board Certification


Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio

Residency: Internal Medicine, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California

Doctor of Medicine: The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Bachelor of Science: Microbiology, The University of Illinois, Champaign