Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hope Speed, APRN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler. She works primarily with board-certified gastroenterologist, Umair Sohail, MD, to treat patients of all ages for a wide range of digestive disorders, including nausea, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, cirrhosis and acid reflux. “I’m very aware of each patient and their needs, which comes from being a good listener and caring about each patient’s needs. I want to make an impact on my patients’ lives and give them a better quality of living.”
Speed, who likes to take a hands-on approach to medicine, worked as a paramedic and registered nurse before deciding to earn her advanced practice degree. “I wanted to be more involved in making decisions in patient care. As a nurse practitioner, I can actually make a diagnosis and treat the problem.
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Board Certification
Master of Science: Nursing, Walden University, Minneapolis
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler
ACLS, TNCC, PALS, Certification
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member
American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member
Texas Nurse Practitioners Association, Member
East Texas Nurse Practitioners, Member