Endocrinologist Christina Bratcher, MD, joins UT Health Northeast
June 11, 2013
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 more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.