Dr. Kathryn Akin

Tyler, TX
36 years experience female

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Kathryn Akin, MD, PA

Tyler, TX

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I went into pediatrics because I always enjoyed working with children and their families. I also did work including a master's degree in community health. During that training, I had a great deal of contact with a variety of handicapped children. So I decided to do a fellowship in Child Developmental Disorders. Then, I did about 10 years of private practice in General Pediatrics, so I have a strong background there. I spent time teaching during this period and enjoyed that very much. I took a teaching post at a university for the next 10 years and taught Pediatrics to Family Medicine residents. During this time board exams became available in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. I decide to take the plunge and I passed the certification process. I then settled into the private practice of Developmental- Behavioral Pediatrics.

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Ignore: Make sure that your child has a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of their circumstance.
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Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Akin is an outstanding physician who provides thoughtful, thorough and informative answers on Healthtap. She is insightful, informed and genuinely cares for her patients.
Dec 11, 2013
I recommend Dr. Akin as a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician. She is an asset to Healthtap.
Dec 12, 2013
We need Dr. Akin and her specialty on Healthtap. Thank you Dr. Akin.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for helping me better care for my child!! I appreciate your time and you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you pooh so greatly I have bean trying like heck to find out!!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! DRs I see assume im sad/depressed & are surprised to see otherwise.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

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Residency

Marshall University School of Medicine

Awards

Teaching Resident of the Year 1988
Clinical Instrucor of the Year University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler 2001
Roche Laboratories Award for Clinical Sciences Research 1987

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow of the Society for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
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