Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD, has practiced as a board-certified family physician for over 10 years. Dr. Francis is a prior Naval Officer, having served as an Active Duty Family Physician for six years and is currently still practicing medicine serving the military as a civilian. She is currently the Medical Director of an outpatient clinic and also serves the community in an urgent care setting as well.
Dr. Francis earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a focus in Biochemistry (2000) from the University of the Incarnate Word. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine (2006) from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed an Internship/Residency in Family Medicine from Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune (2009).
There is so little time in our society today. We find it difficult to make time for ourselves and at times even for our families. I strive to make each moment count with my patients and to give each interaction the deference it deserves. Great partnerships are built on trust and shared communication. I believe this is important in medicine and our personal lives as well. As a wife and working mother of three, I am in a continuous balance act with many different aspects of my life, yet I have found ways to excel and thrive personally while giving high-quality care to my patients. I'm excited to share my knowledge base and unique perspective with the Verywell community.
Verywell, a Dotdash property, is a friendly resource where you can explore a full spectrum of health and wellness topics, from comprehensive info on medical conditions to useful advice on fitness, nutrition, mental well-being, pregnancy, and more. We take a human approach to health and wellness, delivering accessible solutions and offering a welcome alternative to clinical sites.
Our writers not only have a deep proficiency in the topics they cover, but an undeniable passion to help others live and feel their best. Our articles are written by experienced healthcare professionals and industry experts and are vetted by board-certified physicians. We work hard to make sure that everything you read is not only accurate and comprehensive, but also trustworthy and actionable. And our content is regularly updated to ensure that we only deliver top quality information to you. We cut through all the clutter so you and your loved ones can start living Verywell.