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Katie Root, MD, FACP

4.0 out of 5 
Internal Medicine
Weight Management
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians

Katie Root, MD, FACP, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and obesity medicine specialist at UT Health Tyler who builds relationships with her patients. “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. I want people to feel good and live a higher quality of life.”

Dr. Root is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.Blogs Written by Dr. Root

Healthy Weight Week!

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certification


Internal Medicine Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport

Biomedical Research Assistant: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Doctor of Medicine: Ross University School of Medicine, North Brunswick, New Jersey

Bachelor of Science: Forensic Science, Baylor University, Waco

American Board of Obesity Medicine, Diplomate

American College of Physicians, Member

Obesity Medicine Association, Member

The Obesity Society, Member

Featured Reviews



Dr. Root is an exceptional caring physician. She is my PCP and I am a patient with numerous medical situations. She monitors all of my physical problems and keeps up with everything on a regular schedule. God bless her.

   — John Link


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.

   — Fred



   — TX