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Dr. Tamyra Rogers: Former Oklahoma women’s basketball standout takes on obesity epidemic

Basketball paved the way to Oklahoma and an award-winning medical career

Former University of Oklahoma basketball star Dr. Tamyra Rogers once fought to keep the school’s struggling women’s program alive. She succeeded, and the challenge would prepare her for what came next. Since graduating in 1990, she has engaged in a more daunting battle – combating America’s obesity epidemic.

Tamyra Rogers, University of Oklahoma

Rogers helped to build the first wellness center for the Navajo Nation to fight the epidemic of diabetes in American Indian communities and she founded the Dr. Rogers Weight Loss Centers in San Antonio. Rogers has been widely lauded for her practice.  She was named one of San Antonio’s Top Doctors in 2009 and earned the Patients’ Choice Award in 2011 and 2012. Rogers recently received national attention by being named one of America’s Top Physicians in Internal Medicine and Bariatrics by the Consumer Research Council. And in January 2015, she received the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in recognition of her collegiate and professional achievements.

Rogers, who grew up in Barbershill, Texas – a one-stoplight town – understood that basketball could pave the way to college and a better life. 

“Everything that has happened to me that moved me forward as a student and in my post collegiate career has been because of basketball,” Rogers said.


Tamyra Rogers

Hometown: Barbershill, Texas

Current City:  San Antonio

School: Bachelor’s degree in zoology, University of Oklahoma, 1990; medical degree, University of Texas at San Antonio

Sport: Basketball

Fun Fact:  She is the mother of young triplets – two daughters and a son.

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