Tyler Direct Care

Internists, Emergency Medicine Practitioners, Emergency Medicines, Family Practitioners, Critical Care Medicines

  • 5414 S Broadway Ave Tyler, TX 75703-1335 (903) 581-1601

Doctors in Tyler Direct Care

  • 4 star hospital
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  • Dr. David D Smyers, MD
  • Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Practitioner, Critical Care Medicine, Internist
  • 3 star hospital
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Tyler Direct Care Summary


  • Data not available

Medical Schools Attended

  • Oklahoma State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Akron General Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Methodist Hospital
  • East Texas Medical Center-Tyler
  • Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
  • St. Luke`s Medical Center-Milwaukee

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Internist
  • Emergency Medicine Practitioner
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practitioner
  • Critical Care Medicine

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna

Information about Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty, like Tyler Direct Care who specializes in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and those that encompass several specialties.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice:

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing


Tyler Direct Care Details

1 is board certified
2 are male
4 different specialties

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