Gena is a Board Certified Physician Assistant licensed to practice medicine as part of Dr. Cox’s team. Her surgical assistant experience includes first assist in the OR and with the DaVinci Robot, and she has specialized training and experience with General Surgery and Emergency Medicine. She began her career in health care in 2001 as an office assistant for a family practice clinic in Gainesville, Texas where she realized her true calling and passion for patient care.


Over the past years Gena has dedicated her time to public service. She has worked as a medical assistant at a pain & wellness clinic, volunteered to provide care to under served children at the Clinic and served as a part of a pediatric intensive care team at Children’s National Medical Center. In 2012 she graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, DC with a Master of Science, Physician Assistant Degree and moved back to Texas to begin her career as a PA in General Surgery.


Gena and her husband, Mark Ettinger, an Anesthesiologist, have two sons and a daughter. During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, reading and spending time with family.


We are proud to be one of only a handful of clinics that offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical options to treat the entire spectrum of problems that can affect pelvic floor, colon, and rectum.


300 S. Nolen, Suite 100

Southlake, Texas 76092


Phone: 817.410.7777


Fax: 817.410.9906



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