Tyson Purdy, M.D. Family Practitioner at Milwaukee Family Medicine
Dr. Tyson Purdy, Family Practitioner, is the physician at Milwaukee Family Medicine. He joined UMC PNS about a year ago and worked at Minor Emergency Center with the goal of working at the new UMC PNS clinic on Milwaukee Avenue.
He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa in San Antonio, Texas in 2011. Dr. Purdy left a successful private practice in his hometown of Muleshoe to join UMC Physician Network Services in Lubbock.
Dr. Purdy, the middle son of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Purdy, was just three years old when he told his mother that he wanted to grow up to be a doctor like his Dad, a Family Practitioner in Muleshoe. He always loved science and says he was the “science geek” with the chemistry set and the magnifying glass. In addition to being a physician, his father was his Coach, his Boy Scout Leader and ultimately his role-model and mentor. True to his word, he followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a physician.
Prior to doing rotations during his medical training, Dr. Purdy was convinced Cardiology was his area of interest and then considered Sports Medicine. After doing a Family Medicine rotation at John Peter Smith in Fort Worth, Texas, where his brother was a resident, he was sold on Family Medicine. He could do it all – adults and pediatrics – suture a laceration, treat a child with an earache, manage a patient with chronic disease, treat a sports injury or deliver a baby. While he enjoys all areas of family health care, his special areas of interest are pediatrics and sports.
Dr. Purdy and his wife, Kayla, have two children – Rylan and Reese. They attend Aldersgate Methodist Church. He grew up hunting, fishing and camping. He still appreciates the outdoors. Today, he spends time outside of work with his family, enjoying outdoor activities and traveling. And, he is a big Red Raider Fan.