Physicians have to wear many hats. They are medical providers, confidantes, teachers, and counselors, just to name a few. But no one has probably worn more hats than one of VIPcare’s newest providers, Dr. Roy G Bassett. He will be seeing patients at our new Merritt Island primary care clinic until he settles in full-time at our new Boynton Beach clinic once it opens this summer.
Dr. Bassett has done and accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime. He is a board-certified physician specializing in family medicine and general dentistry.
Who is Dr. Roy G. Bassett?
Dr. Bassett is a man of many trades. Originally from Mississippi and Louisiana, he migrated to Florida to serve his residency in family medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He loved the Florida climate so much that he stayed and developed his career.
Prior to settling in the Sunshine State, Dr. Bassett attended Mississippi State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and agriculture. He then relocated to Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University for medical and dental school.
“I wanted to become a doctor because I was always interested in mind, body, and spirit, and medicine allowed me to be able to study all those areas and help people,” he said. “It’s a difficult job; it’s very time-consuming, but it’s very worthwhile to be able to help people with their lives and where they’re at.”
Dr. Bassett began his career as an oral surgeon in a mash unit for the U.S. Army during the first desert storm. He then became a flight surgeon and paratrooper, where he practiced trauma and emergency medicine.
“I spent most of my career in military special operations and in aviation,” he said. “The military provided me a great experience in education that I would not have had otherwise.”
During his time in the military, Dr. Bassett received numerous awards as well as local community awards, including Doctor of the Year from the Florida Board of Medicine. He currently serves as the State Surgeon for the Florida Army National Guard.
Dr. Bassett has also spent time during his career as a flight surgeon for NASA and a professor where he lectured and taught classes at universities all over the world. He believes in setting a good example for his patients and treating everyone like they’re important, no matter where they are from and where they are at in their lives.
“None of us are perfect,” he said. “I practice what I preach. I exercise, I eat the best that I can.”
Learn more about Dr. Bassett HERE.
Providing 5 Star Primary Care Service
At VIPcare, we specialize in geriatric care for Medicare Advantage patients. And it’s always our top priority to provide you with great health care that leads to Better Health. We pride ourselves on providing you with providers who care and will always put your health first, such as Dr. Roy G Bassett. It’s because of our providers’ diverse specialties that we’re able to provide you with specialized care built around you and your needs.
Come Meet Dr. Roy G. Bassett at VIPcare
Visit Dr. Roy G Bassett at VIPcare and see just how great he is. He is currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients and can’t wait to meet and join you on your journey to Better Health. Schedule an appointment with him today by calling 321-587-3588. If you live outside of Merritt Island, CLICK HERE to find a VIPcare provider near you.