Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD



  • Has practiced as a board-certified family physician for over 10 years
  • Currently works as the medical director of an outpatient clinic
  • Served as an active duty family physician for six years


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.


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).

A Word From Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD

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 balancing 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.

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