Dr. Fran

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens has announced it has expanded its medical staff with the addition of an obstetrician and gynecologist.

Dr. Francine McCain is a board-certified OB-GYN who will begin practicing at UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens this month.

“I am committed to the idea of a woman’s right to accessible and appropriate health care,” she said in a press release. “I am devoted to building meaningful relationships with the women in my community, while leading them to better physical wellness.”

McCain said she became a physician because she's interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

“I chose obstetrics and gynecology because I wanted to focus on the health and well-being of female adolescents and women. For a specialty, it’s extremely diverse with primary care at its core.”

She received her bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology and anatomy from Duke University and her doctor of medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla. In addition, she completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

McCain is welcoming new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 903-676-5553.

Formed in 2018 through the combination of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast), UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 physician clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and four helicopters and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including a Level 1.

As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers throughout the state.