02 Jun 2023 Man of the Moment 2023: Keith Cooper, MD
From the moment that primary care physician Keith Cooper got his feet wet with helping others, he hit the ground running on a journey to make a difference in the 501.
“After starting in high school as a rural volunteer fireman and then an EMT, I saw the important role and need for family doctors in our communities,” Cooper said.
Fast forward to today, where Cooper has spent nearly three decades giving back to the community he calls home through family medicine.
“The relationships I’ve made with my patients over the past 28 years have been rewarding in and of itself,” Cooper said. “I’m honored to have recently become part of the Conway Regional Health System family. Unlike others, our system is truly rooted in Conway and its surrounding unique communities. The family atmosphere and honest compassion for those we care for is obvious everywhere I go throughout the system. Additionally, having the opportunity to work with the growing residency program is refreshing.”
A six-time Boston Marathon finisher, Cooper understands that, sometimes, slow and steady wins the race. By taking the time to listen to his patients and collaborating to help achieve their health objectives together, they can reach the finish line.
“My advice for others is to set personal health goals and learn what it takes to reach them. I’m striving to complete all six world marathon majors. For me, running and striving to ‘outrun my age’ has given me an outlet for stress and hopefully has kept my health goals in reach.”
With inspiration and support from his wife, Tami, and two children, Whit and Hattie, Cooper is proud of how far he’s come and remains excited about a bright future ahead.
“My wife is a constant source of encouragement and support, and my two children inspire me with their happy and open hearts, their love for others and their personal successes,” Cooper said. Make an appointment at Conway Medical Group at 437 Denison St. in Conway by calling 501.327.1325.