About Our Doctors

Bill Wallace, MD

Dr. Wallace was born in California, but don’t hold that against him since his family moved to the Houston area when he was in the first grade and he has lived in Texas ever since. He received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin and MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. After completing his residency at the county hospital in Ft. Worth (John Peter Smith), he and his family moved to Tyler in 1993 where he has practiced emergency medicine full-time. His wife, Karen, is active in the community and they have two teenagers, Ben and Annie. When not at work Bill enjoys sports, home projects, adventuresome vacations, and time with his family.

Brad Robertson, MD

Dr. Robertson was born and raised in West Texas and claims he has adjusted to the humidity here just fine. He attended Texas A & M and received his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He also completed his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth and moved to Tyler in 1992 where he has practiced emergency medicine full-time. His wife, Anne, stays busy with church and school activities and their three children, Mary Kate, Matthew, and Maggie. Brad is an avid golfer and outdoorsman as well as a dedicated father who cherishes his family time.

Bill and Brad met when they started medical school in 1985. Despite the Longhorn-Aggie rivalry, they have remained close friends and co-workers. In 1989 emergency medicine as a specialty was in its infancy and many older physicians spoke of John Peter Smith (a family practice residency program) as “the only place” for ER training due to its high volume and hands-on experience. Thus, Dr. Robertson and Dr. Wallace are both board certified in Family Medicine although almost all of their experience, interest, and continuing education lies in the field of emergency medicine. They both feel strongly about accurate diagnosis and treatment and strive to combine the warmth of a family doctor with the benefits of modern medicine.