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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.

*Age Range: Newborn and up

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. “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.”

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



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


I love Dr Cantu! His nurse is not the most friendly person but he is awesome!

   — Cindy Powdrill


I think he was great, he listened to me and didn't act in a hurry.

   — Shannon Brantley


Dr.Cantu is an excellent provider. Within 2 visits I was placed back on the correct medications (which my previous provider stopped) and began feeling healthy again. He’s easy to talk to and takes his time with his patients.

   — Marissa Lynn


Doctor Cantu very courteous and attentive to your questiions

   — Kenneth Schrader