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UT Health East Texas Physicians in Tyler welcomes Mariana Ponce, board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner

Tyler (April 5, 2023) — UT Health East Texas is expanding orthopedics and sports medicine services in Tyler with the addition of Mariana Ponce, MS, APRN, AGNP-C. Ponce, who is fluent in English and Spanish, is a board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner.


“My first job in healthcare was in orthopedics as a medical assistant. I fell in love with working with the adult/geriatric population — helping them recover post operatively, improving their mobility and helping patients recover from fractures,” Ponce said. “I am committed to providing my patients with the best care, as well as working together to come up with a specific treatment plan that will meet their needs.”


Ponce is seeing patients at UT Health East Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, a department of UT Health Tyler, 700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 600, Tyler. For more information or to make an appointment, call 903-596-3844.


About UT Health East Texas

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.

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