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June 17, 2013

Endocrinologist Christina Bratcher, MD, joins UT Health Northeast

June 12, 2013


Endocrinologist Christina Bratcher, MD

Endocrinologist Christina Bratcher, MD, has joined UT Health Northeast. As an endocrinologist, she specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances that occur in diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders.

Before coming to Tyler, Dr. Bratcher was a diabetes specialist at Diabetes America in Plano, where she had also served as director of clinical research. She has been an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. Bratcher is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and has more than 12 years of experience as an endocrinologist.

Her special interests include the various drugs used for type 2 diabetes and the use of insulin pumps and continuous blood-sugar monitoring in type 1 diabetes.

She completed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Dr. Bratcher completed her residency in internal medicine at the OU College of Medicine in Tulsa., where she was chief resident.

Dr. Bratcher earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She also has a pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City.

For 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, and primary care. Its annual budget of $150 million represents a major economic impact of over $350 million for Northeast Texas. Since 2004, scientists in the Biomedical Research Center have been awarded more than $122 million research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities across the state and beyond. It also sponsors the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org.

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