Specialty Family Medicine Language(s) Spoken English; Hindi; Kannada Joined Kelsey-Seybold August 2021 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional BackgroundDr. Roopa Samant is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum in Karnataka, India, in 2003. She completed her Family Medicine residency in 2011 at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, AHEC – Pine Bluff.Dr. Samant has over 10 years of patient care experience, including preventive care, diagnosis and management of general acute and chronic illnesses, and basic in-office procedures. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in August 2021.Professional AssociationsDr. Samant is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and the Karnataka Medical Council, India.Hobbies and InterestsDr. Samant enjoys cooking, baking, decorating, gardening, painting, and crafting.Fun Facts The best advice Dr. Samant has ever received is “Give the best you have and the best will come back to you.”The most exotic place she has visited so far is the big island of Hawaii.Chocolates are her guilty pleasure.As a child, she wanted to become a doctor because she was inspired to make a difference in people’s lives.