Tyler (July 14, 2022) UT Health East Texas is expanding family medicine services in Whitehouse with the addition of board-certified physician Michael Racs, DO, MBA.
Previously, Dr. Racs served as Lieutenant Commander of the Medical Corps in the United States Navy. “I chose to pursue healthcare because I wanted to do something challenging that has a positive impact on people’s lives. I wanted to be on the front lines of care, to provide services to all age ranges. Family medicine provides a connection with the patient that no other specialty can. There is a long-term bond with patients and their families, sharing good and hard times, almost as part of the family.”
Dr. Racs earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Missouri. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in California and residency in family medicine at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida.
Dr. Racs will begin seeing patients at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Whitehouse on July 15. For more information, call 903-839-1775.
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UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.
As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.