Joseph P. Phillips, MD
Dr. Joseph Phillips is a physician at Hattiesburg Clinic Gastroenterology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Miss. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark., and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Phillips is board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In addition to focusing on colon cancer prevention in the Pine Belt area, Dr. Phillips also serves as an active member of the Hattiesburg Clinic Board of Directors and several committees where he helps oversee clinic policy, patient safety initiatives and general operations.
Dr. Phillips treats patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal diseases, such as acid reflux (GERD), trouble swallowing (dysphagia), ulcerative colitis (UC), celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), chronic liver disease, and pancreatic and biliary disorders. He is trained in advanced endoscopic techniques, including ERCP, esophageal pH monitoring and resection of complex polyps.
Dr. Phillips joined Hattiesburg Clinic Gastroenterology in 1996. He and his wife, Vickie, reside in Hattiesburg, where they are active members of the community through their church and their children’s school and extracurricular activities. When Dr. Phillips is not working, he and the family enjoy hunting, boating and traveling. On weekends in the fall, you will find them cheering at Ole Miss football games.
“Hattiesburg has been a wonderful community for my wife, Vickie, and I to raise our five children. I feel blessed to be part of Hattiesburg Clinic, which has a reputation for providing personalized, quality health care that allows me to treat patients as if they are family.”
– Joseph P. Phillips, MD
Hattiesburg Clinic Gastroenterology offers clinical services to evaluate diseases of the intestinal tract, liver and pancreas, including esophageal disease, peptic ulcer disease, gallstone disease, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis and cirrhosis.