Building in South Tyler will feature urgent care, imaging, orthopedics and sports medicine
Tyler (September 8, 2023) — UT Health East Texas will build a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building in South Tyler to house orthopedics and sports medicine services, an urgent care, a diagnostic and imaging facility as well as outpatient rehabilitation.
The new building will be located on Old Jacksonville Highway, adjacent to the existing UT Health East Texas Physicians clinic on Three Lakes Parkway that houses family medicine, internal medicine, facial plastics and ear, nose and throat physicians.
“This expansion is in response to the growth patterns in South Tyler and allows us to offer a more convenient and accessible medical office building, thereby delivering care more efficiently,” said Todd Hill, CEO of UT Health East Texas Physicians.
The first floor of the new building will house extended-hours urgent care, imaging center and outpatient physical therapy. The urgent care will have an orthopedic emphasis, focusing on sprains and strains, possible broken bones or simple fractures. It also will provide walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries, treating patients for conditions including fever, cold, flu and minor cuts that may need stitches.
The second floor will be dedicated to UT Health’s growing orthopedics and sports medicine specialties.
“This facility will allow us to provide general orthopedic and sports medicine evaluations, fracture care and the full range of joint injections,” said Don McKay, market director of orthopedics and sports medicine. “With the population growth to the south, our goal is to provide convenient access for patients in South Tyler and surrounding communities.”
McKay noted the location also will be instrumental for graduate medical education in sports medicine and orthopedics, with an emphasis on training the caregivers of the future.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, September 15, with an anticipated opening in mid to late 2024.
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 80 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.