Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD Title: Family Physician Education: University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas Medical Branch Location: San Antonio, Texas Expertise: Family Medicine Has practiced as a board-certified family physician for over 10 yearsCurrently pursuing additional training in Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative MedicineServed as an active duty family physician for six years Experience 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. Currently, she is practicing primary care in an outpatient setting. 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 respect it deserves. Education 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). About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.