Matthew Roberts, DOFamily Medicine
- Board Eligible
Areas of Expertise
- Chronic lung diseases
- Pediatric & Adolescent medicine
- Minor office procedures
- Musculoskeletal illnesses and injuries
- Preventative medicine
Internship and Residency
East Central Mississippi Rural Family Medicine Residency
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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United States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, New York
Hospital Affiliated With
Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Dr. Roberts has a love of the outdoors and wildlife, which he learned from his grandfather and his father. He frequently goes walking through the woods with his two labradors, Maggie and Jasper, and is a member of several wildlife conservation groups. His wife and he are active in shelter dog rescue and foster programs, and have fostered several dogs over the last three years. They have two rescue dogs as well. He enjoys collecting and shooting antique rifles, or practicing with his bow in his backyard. His greatest joy, though, is spending time with his wife and three kids – either traveling the U.S., to Europe, or just taking a golf cart ride in the evening after work.
Dr. Roberts moved to Fayette County when he was six months old. He completed his undergrad at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, where he spent time working as a deck officer on cargo ships sailing the world, including six months on a U.S Navy hospital ship off Indonesia after the 2004 Christmas Eve earthquake and tsunami. After graduation he worked as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers for two years.
He completed his pre-med courses at Carson Newman College in Tennessee, and earned his medical degree at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After medical school he focused on outpatient, inpatient, and emergency room rural primary care in his residency in Meridian, Mississippi, where he saw a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, from diabetes and hypertension to chainsaw explosions and gunshot wounds.
He enjoys primary care since it gives him the opportunity to know his patients as individuals with personal healthcare needs and goals.