Dr. Saurav Kayastha, M.D. was born and raised in the Himalayan country of Nepal, “Dr. K” graduated from Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine with an M.D. degree in 2014. During his childhood he was always engaged in community work one way or another and helping the underprivileged. Soon after his graduation he moved to Temple, Texas where he continued to volunteer at free medical clinics such as the Temple Community Free Clinic and Santa Fe Free clinic. He passed Step 3 of his boards and obtained his Missouri Assistant Physician license. He moved to Missouri and volunteered at The Medina Clinic for two years while working full time at the Gladstone Urgent Care clinic. He has always cared for the local community and rural areas and wished there would be a system where uninsured and low-income patients can have equal access to healthcare as an insured patient. He is excited to work with Dr. Sheppard to provide Direct Primary Care to Joplin.

He is married, has a 3 month old baby boy, and wants to grow old here. He likes to keep himself busy by cooking, traveling, and spend quality time with his family.