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Jathan Cantu, MD

4.9 out of 5 
Family Medicine
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Henderson - Family Medicine and Pediatrics

300 Wilson St.
Ste. 2 E
Henderson, TX 75652

Extended Hours Clinic:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

UT Health Henderson

300 Wilson St.
Henderson, TX 75652

Jathan Cantu, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Henderson that sees patients 18 years and older. “I believe I was called to the medical profession to serve a hurting world. My heart has always been oriented to help those in need. Medicine was the right intersection of passion, temperament, interest and opportunity.

Dr. Cantu believes that patient care is built on trust, respect and communication between the patient and physician. “The physician and patient work best as partners while navigating medical diagnosis, treatment, disease prevention and cost. A sound relationship promotes continuity of care and improves quality of care.

“I serve my patients best when practicing adult care, treating acute and chronic disease, mental health and promoting health prevention. I also enjoy doing minor office procedures.”

Dr. Cantu is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.
Board Certifications: 

American Board of Family Medicine, Board Certification


Family Medicine Residency: John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth

Family Medicine Internship: John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth

Doctor of Medicine: Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston

Bachelor of Arts in Biology: Rice University, Houston

AMA's Physician's Recognition Award, Recipient

Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow

Family Practice Resident Achievement Award, Recipient

American Academy of Family Physicians, Member

Featured Reviews



I would most definitely refer Mr. Cantu, he was patient with me. I will admire I was a bit skeptical and didn’t think that he would take out the time with me, but he surprised me and told me to be truthfully and he would help me with the issues I have going on. He’s a keeper

   — Janetta Gregory


Very professional. Listens when you talk. Available every time I need to come in. Follow up reminders for appointments could be better. Dr. Cantu is great.

   — Sharon Goodwin


Wait time was short and everyone in the office were nice and professional. Love Dr Cantu !!

   — Toni Harkless


Very effective doctor and staff. Dr Cantu listens to the patient and prescribes the right treatment.

   — P N


My husband was so glad to find a doctor who listened to his health concerns, showed sincere interest, and did something about getting those concerns taken care of. Dr. Cantu is the very best!!!! We are so thankful that we found him!!!!

   — Debbie Anderson


Such a great experience. Dr. Cantu is a very caring physician!!! He ask questions and he listens also, while treating the patient's complaint.

   — Lanette Sheppard