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Portrait of Debra Gummelt, DO, Palliative Care specialist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
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Dr. Debra Gummelt is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with added certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry in 1989 from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 1995 and completed the Family Practice Residency Program at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Conroe, Texas, in 1998. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in September 2021, Dr. Gummelt served as a chief medical officer at Harbor Hospice in Houston, Texas. She’s a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: September 2021

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Gummelt enjoys vegetable gardening, reading, book club discussions, and walking.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Gummelt has received is “Make a decision and go for it!”

Dr. Gummelt is a proud, lifelong Texan. The most beautiful place she has visited is Zakopane, Poland, with its Tatras Mountains.

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Gummelt, but she’s a snake conservationist. “Snakes are frequently misunderstood and under-appreciated,” she says.

Her guilty pleasure is Dove dark chocolate with almonds.

As a child, she wanted to become a teacher because of the positive impact so many of them had on her life. “With being a physician, I have a similar opportunity to educate and help others, and hopefully make a meaningful difference.

Medical School

  • The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, 1995


  • The University of Texas Medical Branch, Conroe, Texas, 1998

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Dr. Gummelt is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Harris County Medical Society.


The Woodlands Clinic

106 Vision Park Blvd.,
Shenandoah, TX 77384

Get Directions 713-442-1800

North Houston Campus

15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive,
Houston, TX 77014

Get Directions 713-442-1700

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands

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