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Tina P. Elkins, MD

4.5 out of 5 
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Specialty: 
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health Athens

2000 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751
903-676-1000

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - ENT

1701 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751
903-676-3316
Hours: 

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Tina Elkins, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT) at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens who sees patients of all ages. She treats a wide range of illnesses including ear and tonsil infections in children, as well as adult sinus infections, allergies, hearing loss, head and neck cancers and thyroid disease.

“I try to put the patient first in every appointment. During my clinic day, I want to ensure that the patient and their family leave with a clear understanding of our treatment plan,” she said.

Dr. Elkins became fascinated with learning sign language and learning about hearing loss after attending summer camp with hearing impaired individuals. This led to her studying communication disorders in college, where she worked for an otolaryngologist. It was then that she fell in love with otolaryngology and decided she wanted to follow the same path.

Dr. Elkins speaks Spanish and American Sign Language at a basic level. When not seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, skiing, going to the beach and hiking.

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

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Otolaryngology, Board Certification

Education: 

Residency/Chief Resident: Otolaryngology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Internship: Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 

Doctor of Medicine: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

Bachelor of Science: Communication Disorders, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Member

American Academy of Otolaryngology and Allergy, Member

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 11/08/2023

Dr. Elkins is excellent. Thorough and informative. Her staff is equally amazing. Highly recommend.

   — KC Crouch


 10/23/2023

Dr. Elkins is excellent at her job and extremely personable. I had a semi-rare problem that landed me in ICU and Dr. Elkins made it a point to see me and check up on me as i became a new patient to her. She was excellent and communicated extremely well. I highly recommend her to anyone.

   — Rob In Canton


 08/06/2023

I drove 1 1/2 to see her. She really listens and it's obvious she cares about her patients

   — Linde Winton


 07/10/2023

Very friendly and willing to help

   — Patricia Tumaszik


 07/06/2023

Saw me on time. Felt comfortable during visit. Professional and thorough.

   — Mike


 02/15/2023

I was seen within a few minutes of my appointment time. Dr Elkins was friendly and professional, as was Lynn, the audiologist. They both explained their procedures, and the results of their tests.I would recommend this practice to anyone needing an ENT specialist.

   — Judy Huemmer