Sam Raborn, MD


Family medicine


ETMC First Physicians


Residency, University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX
Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Bachelor of Science, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

Board Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Practice

Awards & Associations:

Smith County American Heart Association
American Heart Association Research Grant named in his honor for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Tyler Junior Chamber of Commerce: Jaycee of the Year - Outstanding Service Award
University of Texas Health Center at Tyler Resident of the Year


Dr. Sam Raborn is a family physician who developed his philosophy of personalized medical care as a young boy growing up in a small West Texas town. “The same doctor who delivered me took care of me through school. He was part of the family. That’s the whole idea behind family medicine – it needs to be personal.”
Dr. Raborn did his residency at UT in Tyler and “fell in love with the area, fell in love with the people.” He is now board certified in family practice and focuses on giving personalized care by getting to know his patients. “The more I know about a patient, the easier it is to develop a medical plan of care. Sometimes listening is as much a part of being a doctor as prescribing medicine.”