Machelle Ann McDowell, Nurse Practitioner


1720 S. Beckham
Tyler, Texas 75701

Machelle has been part of our group since 1985. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1984 and completing a nurse internship and Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Machelle joined our original group, Tyler Gastroenterology Associates, in 1985. She served as Director of the Digestive Disease Center at Mother Frances Hospital from 1992 through 1994. Machelle has served as the team leader for our clinic since 1994. 

In August 2003, Machelle earned her Master's of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Texas Tech University / University of Texas at Tyler and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Machelle's special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disease, Hepatitis C, and irritable bowel syndrome. She developed and facilitates two patient support groups for the Tyler area including the East Texas Crohn's and Colitis Support Group and the East Texas Liver Disease Support Group.


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