Dr. Tina Elkins, MD

Dr. Tina Elkins, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Tina Elkins, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Athens, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 2000 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read her story

1701 S Palestine St Ste B

Athens, TX 75751

Contact Information

(903) 675-2222

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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Top Care Areas

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Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Broken Nose
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Elkins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elkins "Tina Elkins, MD, moved to Athens, Texas in July 2005 from Houston, Texas. Dr. Elkins attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, Texas and graduated with honors with a degree in Communication Disorders. While at TTUHSC, she began working with Dr. Robert Wang doing research on head and neck cancer and pediatric sleep disorders. Dr. Elkins attended medical school at the University of Texas - Houston where she continued doing research with the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department, working on sound localization in children with unilateral hearing loss. She was also accepted into the summer research program at MD Anderson Cancer Center after her first year of medical school. While working under Drs. Byers and Myers she completed research on tongue cancer in patients under the age of 40 years. Dr. Elkins graduated in the top three in her class in 2000. She was elected President of the Alpha Omega honor society, elected an Outstanding Woman in Medicine and on numerous committees during medical school. Dr. Elkins completed her general surgery internship at UT- Houston in 2001. She then joined the ENT program completing her residency in 2005, working at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Hermann Hospital and LBJ Hospital. During her time in residency she was nominated to be part of a committee with the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in International Hearing Loss. She also worked on numerous publications, presented at national meetings, on pediatric sleep apnea and assisted in developing a new technique for performing neonatal tracheostomy along with Dr. Kevin Pereira. Dr. Elkins maintains a Texas Medical License and is board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. She practices all aspects of ear, nose, throat and allergy disorders with interest in sleep disorders, pediatric disorders and head & neck cancers, including skin cancers. She also performs nonsurgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox and injectable fillers (Restylane and Perlane). Dr. Elkins is currently an active staff member at ETMC-Athens and Palestine Regional Medical Center in Palestine, TX. Dr. Elkins served as Chief of Surgery at ETMC-Athens in 2008 and Chief of Staff at ETMC Athens in 2011. She lives in Athens with her husband, Clay (a local Realtor and golf course architect) and their three young sons Jacob, Caleb, and Nathan."


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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

79  Conditions Treated


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36  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Texas, Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elkins to family and friends
26 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Elkins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

Dr. Elkins listened to me and helped me to figure out a plan of action. She has the knowledge and skills, but most of all I appreciate her for her kind and caring attitude.
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Dr. Elkins was fantastic and her staff is exemplary
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I have been seeing Dr. Elkins since 2007 for sinus issues... and so far she has done a great job in helping me thru several sinus issues....
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As a retired medical worker, I refuse to go to a doctor I have no confidence in. Dr Elkins is a fantastic ENT doctor who I have been going to for many years. She has also cared for several of my children, grandchildren, and elderly parents. We have great confidence in her knowledge and her...more
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I’ve only seen Dr. Elkins one time and I was impressed. She was very thorough and took time to answer my questions and concerns. I would recommend her to anyone. She will be doing my surgery in a couple of months and explained everything to me so I could understand.
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