Ronald S. Kent, MD

Pediatrician and Medical Director

Dr. Kent has been in practice since 1981 and joined Hattiesburg Clinic in 1997.  Dr. Kent received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson.  He completed an internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  He has a special interest in patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Dr. Kent and his wife Anne, have three children, Emily (and Troy), James (and Jessica) and Grace.  He is a member of Temple Baptist.  In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, gardening, playing with his grandchildren.

“Watching students and their families grow together and overcome difficulties in their lives is the most rewarding part of my profession.” Ronald Kent, MD 


#2 Southern Pointe Parkway Suite 200
Hattiesburg, MS   39401
Phone: 601-261-5159
Fax: 601-545-1740

Primary Specialty:


Secondary Specialty:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Medical Education & Professional Certifications

Medical Education:

University of Mississippi School of Medicine – Jackson, Miss.


University of Mississippi Medical Center – Jackson, Miss.


University of Mississippi Medical Center – Jackson, Miss.

Board Certifications:

The American Board of Pediatrics


American Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics – Fellow and Member
Mississippi State Medical Association
South Mississippi Medical Society


Hattiesburg Clinic’s mission as a group practice is to provide quality health care in an efficient and cost effective manner, with emphasis on excellence and service to the patient. Our goal is to be the health care provider of choice in South Mississippi.

Connections serves as a regional resource center providing medical, educational, speech/language and mental health services for families. We are dedicated to the goal of helping families function in such a way that each individual member can reach his or her fullest potential by confidently and joyfully becoming all that God intends for them to be. New beginnings start here.
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