Women in Medicine: Arlene Reyes
Arlene Reyes, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Long School of Medicine
Dr. Arlene Reyes has impressive aspirations to further improve healthcare in our community through avenues of education, mentorship, and research.
Dr. Reyes manages patients with complex chronic disease daily from our UT Health Hill Country Primary Care clinic. This includes patients with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and asthma to name a few. Her additional responsibilities include performing wellness visits for her patient panel while tracking their Health Maintenance to ensure patients remain up to date on screening blood work, vaccines, and cancer screenings. She also teaches 3rd year Medical Students as part of their Family Medicine Clerkship. One point of advocacy and education to our clinic is her work on tobacco cessation and lung cancer screening.
She has partnered with the American Cancer Society and the Institute for Health Promotion Research as part of a yearlong project aiming to improve our lung cancer screening rates. She works with a large group of medical professionals in Radiology, pulmonology, cardiothoracic surgery, and oncology in a true multi-disciplinary effort. To date, we have already improved our screening protocols to capture more patients everyday who qualify for this life saving screening.