UT Health East Texas Physicians
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Maxwell P. Kwaku, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians North Campus Tyler. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone-related disorders such as diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary diseases. He utilizes a team approach to health management, incorporating the services of other specialists and healthcare professionals. Dr. Kwaku also focuses on patient education.
"My approach is to provide as much information as possible to my patients, so they can control their disease and assist in their own health management. Diabetes is a lifelong, 24-hour-a-day disease. You only see a doctor once every three months. You have to know enough about the disease so that you can do things for yourself between doctor visits. I am dedicated to patient care, and my goal is to help my patients live normal lives in spite of their diseases."
Endocrinology Fellowship: Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Internal Medicine Residency: Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Doctor of Medicine: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science: Howard University, Washington, D.C.
American College of Physicians, Member
The Endocrine Society, Member
American Diabetes Association, Member
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Member
American Thyroid Association, Member
I appreciate Dr. Kwaku. I hand picked him when I moved to Texas in 2009 and have stayed with him ever since. He isn't a beat around the bush type of doctor. It is what it is. He shoots it to you straight and if you can't handle the truth - and need to be coddled and babied - he isn't the guy for you. Being in the medical field myself I understand his position and know he is right more often than not. Can he have a little gentler bedside manner? Sure. But clearly that is not his personality. He is incredibly intelligent and he always knows the latest and greatest breakthrough drugs on the market for diabetics. That is why I come to him. Because he is an excellent doctor. I don't need him to be my friend. I applaud you Dr. Kwaku.
— CYNTHIA ORTIZ
He is a great doctor. Knows his business. I would recommend him to everyone. He tells you like it is no beating around the bush. Has a great bedside manor.
— Donna Gilliland
Dr. Kwaku is extremely knowledgeable and concerned about his patients
He explains everything, the labs, DX, treatments, etc in a way for me to understand
He answers all my questions and helps you feel comfortable
So happy with him.
— Bridget Holley
I have seen this doctor for several years now. He’s truly a blessing to have as my endocrinologist. He’s very knowledgeable and does actually care about his patients.
Dr. Kwaku is very direct and doesn’t sugarcoat anything. Some would consider this rude but I prefer directness. He isn’t rude but may come off this way to some.
I have missed appointments and he understood after asking what happened and telling me how important it is for my health to keep my appointments (yes he did this in a direct manner).
He’s the only endocrinologist that has been able to stabilize my TSH levels, as I have an absorption problem.
I definitely would recommend him to my friends and family but I would also let them know about his directness. I also let them know of his thick accent as he’s not from the USA
So many doctors are “too nice” but this doctor cuts out the bull snot and is straight forward, is direct, honest, and is super intelligent. Some people can’t handle hearing the truth or take responsibility for their own actions and like to make excuses. (He will be direct about these things as you and him work together to find the right direction needed for your health)
He definitely isn’t for those that are soft shelled or for the faint at heart or for those that are easily offended.
When reading the reviews for this doctor I was shocked as this is not the doctor I know at all. I can see how some see him as rude (again he is very direct and honest).
Hopefully this review is helpful.
Bottom line he’s a wonderful doctor and I would recommend him to my friends and family.
— Tabitha Peters
Dr. Kwaku and his staff are always so helpful to me and he always takes times to answer any questions I have. I am blessed to have him as my doctor.
— Martha Jeffrey