Aug 17, 2017

Ribbon Cutting Held for Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Hattiesburg Clinic recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new specialty clinic, Allergy Asthma & Immunology, located at 6414 Highway 98 West, Suite 80, in Hattiesburg, Miss. Clinic physicians, staff, administration, the Area Development Partnership and members of the community were present for the ribbon cutting. “We are always willing to support services that benefit the patients. We’re very happy to expand these services from the clinic to the community,” said Kyle Thornton, chief operating officer for Hattiesburg Clinic, during the ceremony. Allergy Asthma & Immunology provides specialized care through testing and treatment of allergies and asthma in pediatric and adult patients. Physicians at the clinic include Charlene B. Broome, MD; and Blake R. Olmsted, MD.   PHOTO CUTLINE: Pictured from left to right are Tawana Alexander, PAR; Alan Hale, assistant administrator; Kyle Thornton, COO; Blake Olmsted, MD; Charlene Broome, MD; Heather Delaney, RN; Jackie Huber, receptionist ; and Susan Slaughter, assistant administrator.
Aug 15, 2017

Allergy Asthma & Immunology Welcomes Olmsted

Blake R. Olmsted, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Dr. Olmsted received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. He completed both an internship and his residency in internal medicine at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He also completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Olmsted has a special practice interest in the treatment of children and adults with asthma and allergic conditions, such as nasal and eye allergies; eczema; hives; food, drug and insect allergies; angioedema and anaphylaxis. He also has special training in allergy skin testing, allergen immunotherapy and spirometry breathing tests. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American Medical Association. Dr. Olmsted joins Charlene B. Broome, MD, at Allergy Asthma & Immunology.
Aug 14, 2017

Cloverleaf Immediate Care Has New Hours of Operation

Cloverleaf Immediate Care is announcing new hours of operation. Effective, August 20, 2017, they are now open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They are closed on Sunday. Cloverleaf Immediate Care provides convenient medical care for patients with acute care needs. They can be reached at 601-296-2800.
Aug 11, 2017

Sports Medicine Physician Addresses Brain Injury in Football

Sports Medicine Physician Addresses Brain Injury in Football A recent study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association cited nearly 90 percent of football players who were studied showed signs of brain damage. With this in mind, it is important to know the causes and preventative measures that are needed. In an interview with Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jeremy B. Wells, MD, with Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine, explains the causes of brain injury suffered while playing football. Click here for the full story.
Aug 11, 2017

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Offers Back-to-School Tips for Parents As summer winds down and children prepare to go back to school, one Hattiesburg Clinic provider says now is the time to begin transitioning children to a back-to-school schedule. Melissa Smith, CNP, with Connections, recently spoke with WDAM about tips for transitioning youth back into a school routine. Click here for more.
Aug 10, 2017

Weight Management Welcomes Key

Emily E. Key, CNP,  recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Weight Management. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala., and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Mrs. Key is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Association. She joins Virginia M. Crawford, MD, at Weight Management.
Aug 10, 2017

Immediate Care – Petal Has New Hours of Operation

Immediate Care – Petal is announcing new hours of operation. They are now open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Immediate Care – Petal provides convenient medical care for patients with acute care needs. They can be reached at 601-705-2897.
Aug 7, 2017

Stocks is Employee of the Quarter

Sheila Stocks has been selected Employee of the Quarter for Hattiesburg Clinic’s second quarter of 2017. Stocks, an ultrasound technician at The Breast Center, was selected from more than 270 nominations. She has been employed with the clinic for nearly 10 years. Stocks’ colleagues described her in the following ways: “She strives to remain up-to-date on emerging technology and education. She attends education conferences on her own time to maintain her knowledge base to serve the patients better.”  “Passionate about providing the best care possible. Always strives to make the patients’ experience pleasant and informative.” “Excellent relationships with coworkers. Willing to assist whenever possible and goes the extra mile with patients.” Stocks has also been recognized for her participation in community-driven committees at the clinic. Hattiesburg Clinic employees are nominated by their peers, managers and patients and then selected by a committee of people from all levels of the clinic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06yJg3PRf98
Jul 28, 2017

Waites Elected Vice-Chairman of State Board of Health

Thad Fulton Waites, MD, FACC, with Hattiesburg Clinic Heart & Vascular, has been elected vice-chairman of the Mississippi State Board of Health. He is serving his second term with the Board, being first appointed in 2010. The Board of Health consists of 11 members appointed for staggered terms by the Governor. Their duties include providing policy direction for the agency, appointing a State Health Officer, and approving the State Health Plan and all agency rules and regulations. Dr. Waites practices cardiology at Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest General Hospital. Congratulations, Dr. Waites, on this new leadership role! Read more here about this year’s newly elected Board positions.
Jul 28, 2017

Diabetes Support Group: August 1, 2017

Did you know Hattiesburg Clinic offers a Diabetes Support Group? This is a free service available for individuals with diabetes, along with their family and friends, to learn how others in the community have improved their diabetes control and to hear from our diabetes health care team. The next meeting will take place Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., at Cloverleaf Medical Plaza, and will address “Guidelines for Optimal Diabetes Care,” presented by Robin Campbell, CNP.