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Katie Root, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine
Weight Management
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Fifth Street Primary Care

1000 Fifth St.
Ste. 400
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

Katie Root, MD, FACP, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and obesity medicine specialist at UT Health East Texas Physicians on Fifth Street in Tyler who builds relationships with her patients. “With time, you develop a partnership that encourages patients to take an active role in their care, which leads to better health and more successful outcomes. I want people to feel good and live a higher quality of life.”

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certification


Internal Medicine Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport

Biomedical Research Assistant: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Doctor of Medicine: Ross University School of Medicine, North Brunswick, New Jersey

Bachelor of Science: Forensic Science, Baylor University, Waco

American Board of Obesity Medicine, Diplomate

American College of Physicians, Member

Obesity Medicine Association, Member

The Obesity Society, Member