Dr. Groom is a native of Northeast Texas. He was born in Texarkana and grew up there and in DeKalb. He is a graduate of DeKalb High School. Later he attending Texarkana College, Wadley Regional Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology, and getting his BS from ETSU- Commerce. He went to medical school at the University of North Texas- Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth and attended an emergency medicine residency at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He is a board certified emergency physician with the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Physicians.
In 2004, he returned home to work as an emergency physician. He has served many roles since then including working as the director/owner of a rural clinic, a high school team physician, part owner/supervising physician of a medical spa, Stroke director, EMS director, assistant director and director of local emergency departments. On a personal note, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Leann and three sons Tyler, Kaden, and Hunter. His interest include hunting, fishing, and ranching.