Brent Turnipseed, M.D.

Board Member of American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists & Practitioners. Brent Turnipseed, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist. He is the Medical Director of Roots Behavior Health.

Brent Turnipseed, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and is the founder and Medical Director of Roots Behavioral Health. Dr. Turnipseed completed medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and residency at The University of Texas Southwestern-Austin program. During his residency training, Dr. Turnipseed served as the program’s Chief Resident. He began a private practice in 2010 using an insurance-based model of care, and quickly appreciated the urgent community need for psychiatric services. By 2016, his practice had reached a capacity limit and he decided to create Roots Behavioral Health and began working with physician assistants in order to help more patients in need. Dr. Turnipseed now supervises seven physician assistants and together, the providers are able to care for nearly 6,000 patients in Central Texas. Under Dr. Turnipseed’s leadership, Roots began offering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in 2018 and he has developed experience working with the IV, IM, and sublingual routes of administration. Dr. Turnipseed, in collaboration with Dr. Wolfson’s Center for Transformational Psychotherapy and Dr. Dore’s Helios Psychiatry, published results of the first observational study of KAP. He has twice presented on the topic of ketamine at the KRIYA Conference and also has presented at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies’ Science Summit. Currently, Dr. Turnipseed is a principal investigator in clinical research aimed at making ketamine treatments more accessible and affordable to those in need.