Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Hosts Open House

Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine recently hosted a reception along with Hattiesburg Clinic Spine CenterPhysical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for referring providers from the communities we serve.

Originally opened in the summer of 2020, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine near Tatum Park is located at 103 Medical Park, in Hattiesburg. Attendees joined Hattiesburg Clinic physicians and employees for an evening celebration, exploring the facility and learning more about the services offered. Guests were able to tour the two-story 57,221-square-foot building, consisting of a clinical practice space for 14 orthopaedics and sports medicine providers, a 9,000-square-foot physical rehabilitation suite, conference center and a future imaging suite. 

The event was held in Traction Sports Performance Center, which is a state-of-the-art sports performance and training facility. It features a cardio deck, free weight training area, half basketball court and large turf space that includes batting cages. The facility is the only one of its kind in the area and offers unique training opportunities, from personal to group training, and team coordinated training for athletes from around the Pine Belt.

Speakers included Chief Executive Officer, Bryan N. Batson, MD, and physicians, Raymond Y. Whitehead, MDJessica M. Tullos, DO, and Mark T. Barron, MD. Dr. Batson spoke on the history of this one-of-a-kind facility and how its construction not only represented substantial growth for Hattiesburg Clinic, but also for the communities we serve. He highlighted the fact that despite opening in 2020 amidst the COVID pandemic, growth has not been delayed.

“While it did postpone our celebrations – not once, but twice – it did not stop the work being done by our orthopaedic and sports medicine providers, physical and occupational therapists and athletic training staff who not only work here on this beautiful campus, but also partner with 26 schools in the region to care for their athletes,” Batson said.

Following a recognition of the attending providers, Dr. Whitehead with Orthopaedics expanded on the comprehensive services available at the Tatum Park facility. “This facility has streamlined and expanded our ability to evaluate and treat a myriad of musculoskeletal conditions in a single location. We have providers with a wide range of skillsets, including surgical and nonsurgical management, as well as treatment modalities that use a variety of diagnostic and imaging techniques,” Whitehead stated.

Dr. Tullos with Sports Medicine was next to speak and briefly touched on a few of the procedures that are typically done at the facility, including ultrasound diagnostics and platelet-rich plasma injections. Not solely limited to athletes, many sports medicine patients come from a variety of backgrounds and from all age groups. She also spoke on the importance of the clinic’s relationship with the area schools and the utilization of our athletic trainers.

“This service is provided by Hattiesburg Clinic as a whole, and it is something we should all be proud of. We are glad to have all of our athletic trainers on our team, and we are proud of them for providing onsite care to kids and athletes,” Tullos said.

Hattiesburg Clinic Spine Center is the latest department to be hosted on this campus near Tatum Park. Speaking on behalf of Spine Center, Dr. Barron elaborated on the services offered to patients with conditions affecting the neck and spine. Beyond that, the proximity to, and relationships with, orthopaedics, physical and occupational therapy, pain management and UMMC Neurosurgery are valuable resources for patients.

“We will see all patients with back pain, neck pain and even shoulder and hip pain. By working closely with our colleagues, if it is something specific to another specialty, we can get patients to the appropriate person within our system… that’s not a problem,” Barron explained.

Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Spine Center providers are excited to fulfill their mission of continuing to provide excellent care to patients and athletes of all ages and abilities with the advanced amenities available in our new facility. These amenities now include a HydroWorx® Therapy pool, in-house physical therapy, massage therapist and imaging suite. 

Providing patients with high quality and efficient care is central to the mission of Hattiesburg Clinic. Many physicians and providers were able to visit the new facility and learn more about the services and amenities offered to their patients.

“We’re very excited to share this facility with our patients and the community,” Whitehead said. “This facility continues to enhance orthopaedic care and sports performance in the Pine Belt, while giving patients convenient access to rehabilitation services. We are proud to have built a place where people can get the care they deserve and we are dedicated to getting them back on their feet and back to enjoying their lives.”

For more information about Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, please visit www.hattiesburgclinic.com or call 601-268-5630.


About Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedics focuses on treating injuries and conditions within the body’s musculoskeletal system. This includes the parts of your body that allow you to move – bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Our physicians use both surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide spectrum of conditions, including fractures, joint dislocations, neck and back problems, arthritis, joint pain and bursitis. Our orthopaedic providers have a wide variety of subspecialties including orthopaedic sports medicine, total joint replacement, hand and upper extremity, and orthopaedic spine specialties.

Sports Medicine physicians specialize in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Sports Medicine physicians are trained to maximize non-operative treatment of these conditions, guide appropriate referrals to physical and occupational therapies, and if necessary, referral to an orthopaedic surgeon. Additionally, Sports Medicine physicians are experienced in ultrasonography, which is used for diagnostic as well as treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. They are also trained to evaluate concussions and other unique issues that can affect sports participation and performance. Additionally, our physicians work with our team of athletic trainers who care for athletes in area schools to assess, manage and treat injuries that occur while competing. Together our professionals provide short term athletic training care and long-term programming plans.

About Hattiesburg Clinic:

Hattiesburg Clinic is Mississippi’s largest privately-owned, multispecialty clinic. More than 60 years after its beginning, the clinic has grown to over 450 physicians and providers, caring for patients in more than 17 counties in South Mississippi. Along with over 2,500 professional staff employees, these physicians and providers come together for a common purpose, to serve the over 500,000 community members who live and work in South Mississippi every day.