About Dr. Allison Hennigan, M.D.

Dr Hennigan

Dr. Hennigan, M.D.

Dr. Hennigan was born in raised in a small town south of Houston called Dickinson. She became interested in medicine as an intersection between science and helping people. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and then attended University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She entered Neurology residency in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After residency, she did a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology.

She moved to Tyler for her first job as an employed physician with ETMC (now UT Health East Texas) in 2010 and went into practice independently with Dr. Gina Jetter and Dr. Jerry Bettinger in 2012. She has clinical interest in headaches and memory disorders, working to actively engage patients and families in improving and seeking their own health through the use of medications, lifestyle changes, and taking change one day at a time.

She is a member of:

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Smith County Medical Society
  • Texas Neurological society.

She additionally is a member of:

  • The American Headache Society
  • International Headache Society
  • Southern Headache Society.

She is a volunteer at the Bethesda Health Clinic, serving uninsured working adults, and serves on the board of the Alzheimers Alliance. She has taught in the local programs “Walk with a Doc” and “Cook with a Doc”, as well as given community talks on the topics of strokes, headaches, and dementia.

She presents various topics yearly at the Donaldson Neuro Symposium. She is a Board Certified Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, Medical Director of the Stroke program at UT Health Tyler, and is certified in reading Transcranial Doppler studies.

She lives an active lifestyle in Tyler with her husband and 3 children; enjoys reading, yoga, and cooking in her spare time.