Tyler, Texas (Aug. 30, 2022) — UT Health East Texas is expanding pulmonology, critical care and sleep medicine services in Tyler with the addition of Taylor Teague, MD, FACP. Dr. Teague is board certified in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. She will see patients at the UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler.
Dr. Teague said she was inspired to pursue a career in medicine by her father, who also is a physician. “My father practices in a small, rural town. Growing up, I got to see what an impact he made with his patients and his community. I hope to use my medical skills and not only make a difference in my patients’ lives, but also in my community.”
She said she was drawn to sleep medicine because of the growing need in the field. “Sleep medicine is a very much underserved specialty, meaning the number of patients suffering from a sleep disorder greatly outnumbers providers who are trained to diagnose and treat those disorders. I hope to make it easier for patients to obtain evaluation and treatment.”
Dr. Teague earned her bachelor’s degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and doctor of medicine from Louisiana State University Health, both in Shreveport. She completed her residency, serving as chief resident, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In addition, she completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a sleep medicine fellowship at Baylor in Houston.
When not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys and their yellow lab.
Dr. Teague is welcoming patients at the UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute, 11937 U.S. Hwy. 271. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 903-877-7916.
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