Baptist Health Behavioral Health Clinic-North Little Rock Welcomes Dr. Puru Thapa

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  Psychiatrist Puru Thapa, MD, MPH, recently joined Baptist Health Behavioral Health Clinic-North Little Rock. 

Dr. Thapa received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, India, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

“I have a holistic approach to patients and meeting them where they are to provide patient-centered care,” said Dr. Thapa, who has more than 20 years of experience practicing medicine.

Dr. Thapa is an experienced pharmacoepidemiologist with extensive experience conducting large epidemiologic studies. A professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, much of his research has focused on improving care for individuals with mental illness in the public mental health sector. 

In his spare time, Dr. Thapa loves spending time with family and friends, and enjoys cooking and reading.

Dr. Thapa is board certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Baptist Health Behavioral Health Services in North Little Rock, located at 3401 Springhill Drive, Suite 490, understands that resolving mental and emotional health challenges requires special care. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information about Dr. Thapa and the services he provides at Baptist Health Behavioral Health Clinic-North Little Rock, visit or call 1-888-BAPTIST.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app