Meet Dustin Pitts: Lead Neurophysiology Technologist and Proud Cat-dad
Dustin Pitts, R.NCS.T, is the lead neurophysiology technologist with Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology – Lincoln Center. He began his Hattiesburg Clinic career on October 2, 2006. Over the last 17 years, Pitts has served patients and staff in roles ranging from patient representative to lab testing. Pitts’ journey at the clinic is a testament to expertise, camaraderie and a healthy dose of humor.
Pitts’ role at Neurology – Lincoln Center is pivotal. He oversees neurophysiological testing that includes electroencephalograms, somatosensory evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies and more. But, his passion for the field extends beyond the technicalities; it is the relationships with coworkers that he cherishes the most. When asked what he enjoys the most about working in his department, “My colleagues, of course! Free catered lunch doesn’t hurt either,” Pitts laughs, emphasizing the importance of a supportive work environment. Reflecting on what he has gained in his time at Hattiesburg Clinic, Pitts says, “Lifelong friendships.” This idea helps solidify the spirit of community that defines the clinic’s culture.
Many of his duties extend to Forrest General Hospital, which includes studies and tests performed in the intensive care unit and emergency department. The unpredictability and urgency of these patient cases can provide an adrenaline rush, showcasing Pitts’ commitment to delivering swift and accurate testing with professionalism and respect.
Beyond his professional life lies a surprising revelation – Pitts, the neurophysiology expert, comes from a family of ten siblings and enjoys gathering with friends for weekend gaming sessions. “Don’t let my tough, rugged, good ole’ boy exterior fool you. I love playing Dungeons and Dragons with a group of friends on the weekends,” Pitts says. This glimpse into his personal life adds a touch of warmth and relatability.
Pitts celebrates an incredible bond with his wife, whom he met here at the clinic 15 years ago. Pitts calls himself a proud cat-dad to his cat, Lord Hemingway. He paints a picture of domestic bliss with the “fluffiest ball of fur this side of the Leaf River.”
Dustin Pitts, with his wealth of experience, vibrant personality and dedication to excellence, rightfully claims the Employee Spotlight. In highlighting Pitts’ presence, Hattiesburg Clinic not only recognizes his professional excellence but also celebrates the unique blend of commitment and personality he brings to the clinic’s vibrant community.
Fun Facts about Pitts:
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
DP: Tacos! Put whatever you want on it, and I’ll eat it. Hold the lettuce.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
DP: The art of whistling.
What are three words to describe yourself?
DP: Husky, empathetic and nerdy
DP: All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us – Gandalf