Sumrall Physical Therapy
1240 Hwy. 42
Sumrall, MS 39482
- What is your position in the clinic? I am a physical therapist and manager of Sumrall Physical Therapy, as well as a certified athletic trainer assisting the Sports Medicine department PRN.
- What are your responsibilities in these positions? I oversee the physical therapy clinic and make sure we have high customer satisfaction and quality care with good outcomes, in addition to following through with employee education and safety requirements; I do patient care and administrative duties with lots of multitasking and multiple “hats.”
- How long have you been with the clinic? I started in February 2005 at the main clinic and moved to manage the physical therapy clinic in Petal in 2007, followed by a move to Sumrall in August 2015.
- Where is your hometown? That is hard to say. My dad was a Methodist minister, and we moved around a lot. I came to Hattiesburg in 1991 to attend USM, so I guess Hattiesburg is my adopted hometown.
- When you’re not at Hattiesburg Clinic, what do you like to do? I love being with my kids and feel they are growing up way too fast! I ride bikes and walk/run with a great group of ladies, some for over 20 years now.
- What is your favorite thing about working at Hattiesburg Clinic? The teamwork. Here in Sumrall, we work so well together, and I feel that I have experienced that everywhere in the clinic. I love that I can call on so many different specialists and get great answers to questions and help when I need it. I get a “small town” feeling with Hattiesburg Clinic.
- What makes you proud to work for Hattiesburg Clinic? Rise and Shine Half Marathon! If you have never experienced the finish line or participated, I invite you to do so. It is amazing, and the support from the clinic is fantastic! Also, when I hear people in the community say good things about the care received from Hattiesburg Clinic, it makes me happy.
- Tell me something your co-workers don’t know about you. How much I appreciate them. I try to say, “Thank you,” and “Good job,” but that is never enough. Not only the co-workers I have now, but ALL of the individuals I have worked with in the past at the clinic. They ALL deserve huge thanks from me!
- What made you decide to become a health care provider? I was told by a college counselor, “It’s too hard to get in physical therapy school. Why don’t you just be a teacher?” That day, I changed my major to physical therapy and never looked back!
- Before becoming a provider, what was your most interesting job? I planted 25,000 pine trees behind the back of a tractor during holiday break from school.
- What is your motto in life? The saying that you repeat to your children the most? “Fair is where you get cotton candy.”
- What are the top 3 things to do on your bucket list? Jump out of an airplane, live on the water, be able to remember things when I’m 80 years old.
- What would you have done if you had not become a physical therapist? I started the process to become a physician when Hoy, my oldest son, was born with Down Syndrome. My world was “rocked” and decided to put him first. I would love to teach in the area of physical therapy, and I have had an opportunity at the PTA program at PRCC to be involved in teaching and guiding students there over the years.