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Tina P. Elkins, MD

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

UT Health Athens

2000 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - ENT

1701 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751

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


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

Featured Reviews



love Dr Elkins. Wonderful doctor and person

   — Carolyn Draper


Dr Elkins is one of the few doctors that will actually listen to you and take the time with you. I actually owe her my life. She found a problem that has been 40 years in the making and if she wouldn't have found it, I wouldn't be here today. I absolutely love her and her office staff. They truly care.

   — Pam Roberts


Athens’ favorite doctor!

   — John Wilson


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

   — KC Crouch


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


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

   — Linde Winton