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Mar 23, 2017

Hospital Care Service Welcomes Ladd

Amanda L. Ladd, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service. Ms. Ladd received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Society of Hospital Medicine. At Hospital Care Service, Ms. Ladd provides care to patients who are in the hospital and coordinates treatment with the patient’s primary care provider during his or her hospitalization. Ms. Ladd is welcomed by the other providers at Hospital Care Service.
Mar 23, 2017

Vascular Specialists Welcomes Leslie

Samantha M. Leslie, PA-C, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Vascular Specialists. She received a Master of Science in Medicine with an emphasis on Physician Assistant Studies from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Ms. Leslie is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Mississippi Academy of Physician Assistants. Ms. Leslie joins Humayun Bakhtawar, MD, RPVI; Edgar Guzman, MD, FACS, RPVI; Lewis E. Hatten, MD, FACS, RPVI; and J. Keith Thompson, DO, FACOS, RVT, at Vascular Specialists.
Mar 16, 2017

Hattiesburg Clinic Opens Lumberton Family Medicine, Welcomes Watkins

Hattiesburg Clinic is pleased to announce the opening of Lumberton Family Medicine, with the addition of Mary S. Watkins, CNP. At Lumberton Family Medicine, Watkins provides comprehensive evaluation and holistic care for the total health needs of all members of the family. She received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Watkins is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Mississippi Nurses Association. Watkins provides services, along with Katie O’Neal Royals, MD, at Lumberton Family Medicine.
Mar 15, 2017

Free Memory Screenings April 5 at Hattiesburg Clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center will offer free memory screenings to the public on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The screenings will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center located on the sixth floor of the main clinic. Participants will check in at the front desk. Space is limited and registration is required. While the 15-minute screenings are not intended to diagnose any illness or replace consultation with a qualified health care provider, they may help uncover early signs of memory impairment or dementia. Screening participants will also receive relevant educational materials and resources. To register for a screening, call 601-268-5606.
Mar 13, 2017

Columbia Dialysis celebrates Ribbon Cutting, Open House

Columbia Dialysis Unit celebrates reopening with Ribbon Cutting, Open House Hattiesburg Clinic employees, patients, local officials and members of the community recently celebrated the reopening of Columbia Dialysis. Located at 1214 Hwy 98 in Columbia, Miss., the dialysis facility was rebuilt and opened nearly two years after it was destroyed in a December 2014 tornado. A ribbon cutting was held in celebration of the new building, and guests were allowed to tour the facilities. “We are grateful to be back in our home community of Columbia providing dialysis services,” said Tammy Gargis, Hattiesburg Clinic’s chief dialysis officer. “We know that it has been a hardship for our Columbia patients to travel to Tylertown, Silver Creek and Hattiesburg during the two-year period it took to rebuild. We are also very proud of the new facilities.” Columbia Dialysis provides services to Stage 5 kidney patients in Columbia and the surrounding area.