Biography

Dr. Betancourt was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She completed a BS in Biology and received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Recognizing her motivation to treat the patient as a whole, she chose to specialize in Internal Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern. Since finishing her residency, Dr. Betancourt has been practicing medicine in Dallas. She enjoys interacting and collaborating with her patients and strives to empower them to make positive health changes. For the last 5 years, she has been practicing yoga and has completed over 400 hours of practice. She has also become interested in the fields of positive psychology and meditation and has found inspiration in the work of Andrew Weil, MD, Gretchen Rubin, and Christine Carter, PhD.  As a result, she started a fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine which will be completed in 2019. She is actively applying Integrative Medicine concepts into her practice and is hoping to help develop an Integrative Medicine curriculum at UTSW. Besides practicing medicine, Dr. Betancourt loves spending time with her husband and son. They enjoy cooking, reading, and traveling together.

Education

Medical School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1995)
Internship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996), Internal Medicine
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1998), Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society (1994)