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Dr. Katherine Root, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Female · Age 36

Dr. Root

UT Health East Texas Physicians

1000 E 5th St Ste 400 Tyler, TX 75701

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Dr. Katherine Root, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and specializes in internal medicine.


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(903) 596-3500

Dr. Root accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Teacher Retirement System
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
State Employees Program
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Choice Plus PPO
Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HealthChoice
HealthChoice PPO
HealthFirst
HealthSmart
Humana
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare PPO
Tricare
Medicaid
Amerigroup
Medicaid HMO
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
PHCS PPO
RockPort Health Care
CCO/Rockport
Superior HealthPlan
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) HMO
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Care
Children's Medicaid
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) RSA
CHIP Perinatal Care
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Medicaid
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Plus Medicaid
STAR Health (Foster Care) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR)+PLUS - Medicaid
Texas Children's Health Plan
Tricare
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
USA Managed Care Organization

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Dr. Root's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spirometry
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Weight Loss
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Dr. Root's approach is that with time you develop a partnership that encourages patients to take an active role in their care, which leads to better health and more successful outcomes. When it comes to the medical weight management program, she...

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2011
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2010
Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Medical School
Baylor University
Undergraduate School
2013
2011
2010

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Dr. Root's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Root

3.6

Based on 13 reviews

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1 Star
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Saw Dr Root as an alternate to my PCP in a critical time. Did not know what to expect. Patient "care quotient" extremely high. After a short exam and history, I did not feel like a new patient. Extraordinary. I took the time to research her practice and will call for follow up in her OC practice.
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She is a great doctor and she takes her time. She is very thorough and listens.
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different nurse every time you go in, obviously not someone you'd want to work with. doesn't prescribe meds. wrote me 2 prescriptions for jock itch that were just over the counter strength. after 4 weeks and 4 appointments what she diagnosed as a pulled muscle was a pinched sciatic nerve, still no meds. did not send referral to insurance so the chiropractor got screwed out of claims. rushes through every visit, doesn't communicate. finally wrote a prescription for a topical cream that was compounded and not covered by insurance and takes a week to get.
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amazing
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My husband will never be back there again! They give you the go arounds and all they care about is racking up and billing insurance for payment! They refused to help my husband get his medicine that he needed! This is not how you run a medical practice making someone wait 1 1/2 months to be seen to get help when he takes off work to go, then when he is there finally she refuses to write him prescription until he gets to a specialist for his adhd medicine.
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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