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Joseph B. Coopwood, MD, FACS

Specialty: 
General Surgery
Wound Care
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Surgery

203 Nacogdoches
Ste. 280
Jacksonville, TX 75766
903-541-5390
Hours: 

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

UT Health Jacksonville

501 S. Ragsdale St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766
903-541-5000
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.”
 
Dr. Coopwood enjoys community medicine, where the bonds between doctor and patient tend to be stronger than in large urban areas. “I try to treat people like they’re the only patient I have by giving them 100 percent of my time and effort.”
 
Dr. Coopwood performs a variety of surgical procedures including colon cancer screening, treatment of hernias, treatment and/or removal of gallbladder and more. He is also medical director at the UT Health Jacksonville Wound Care Center, which is the only program in Cherokee county equipped to solve a wide variety of wound issues.
Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification

Education: 

General Surgery Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio

Doctor of Medicine: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas

Bachelor of Arts: Trinity University, San Antonio

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Texas Medical Association, Member

Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Member