Posts Tagged ‘physician’

Pediatrician named to world ranking of most influential people

JACKSON — Time magazine has named HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In caring for a newborn infected with HIV in 2010, Gay followed an atypical treatment regimen and functionally cured […] [...]

Judge drops capital murder charge against Delta doctor

GREENWOOD — A judge has dismissed a charge of capital murder against Greenwood Dr. Arnold Smith, who is charged in arranging an attack on a local attorney. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn decided that prosecutors’ indictment of Smith does not support a capital murder charge. Hilburn ruled prosecutors can pursue the lesser […] [...]

Abortion-inducing drugs bill passes with no debate

JACKSON — A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says a physician would have to be present when a woman takes abortion-inducing drugs. Senate Bill 2795 also says the woman would have to return to the doctor’s office two weeks later for a follow-up examination. With little explanation and no debate, the Senate passed […] [...]

State tops list for longest wait-time to see doctor

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Time spent in the waiting room is often a benchmark when patients consider choosing a doctor. According to a Vitals annual report analyzing U.S. trends in patient care, the shortest average physician wait time in 2012 actually increased more than a full minute from 2011. And, Mississippi leads the nation in time […] [...]

DRA, UMMC bringing telehealth center; to create 200 jobs

JACKSON — A new telehealth delivery and education center will provide Mississippians with access to affordable, quality health care as well as expand medical training to providers, according to a joint news release from the Delta Regional Authority and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Center leaders estimate that the new Mississippi Delta Healthcare Workforce […] [...]

Doctor’s license revoked for role in kickback scheme

GREENVILLE — The Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville is looking for a new emergency room doctor after Dr. Robert Corkern’s medical license was revoked. Corkern was sentenced last fall to two years’ house confinement and three years’ post-release supervision for his role in a medical kickback scheme. Corkern pleaded guilty to bribing a former […] [...]

Court rules judge to stay in murder-for-hire case

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi Supreme Court denied petitions filed by Dr. Arnold Smith’s defense team to remove Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn from the criminal case set to go to trial in April. The Supreme Court issued an order this past week. The 70-year-old Smith is charged with murder as the alleged instigator of a plot […] [...]

Mayor pushing to establish medical corridor in city

MERIDIAN — Mayor Cheri Barry says plans are being made to establish a medical corridor in the east Mississippi city. Barry tells WTOK-TV in Meridian the project is in the early stages. The city of Jackson has a similar project in the works. State law passed in 2012 will create medical zones across the state […] [...]

Doctor in murder-for-hire case questions AG’s authority

GREENWOOD — Oncologist Arnold Smith contends Attorney General Jim Hood had no authority to run a police operation that resulted in a shootout at a local law office. Smith argues in new federal court documents that police investigations are executive branch of government matters. He claims the attorney general is a member of the judicial […] [...]

Doctor gets house arrest for medical kickback scheme

BATESVILLE — A Batesville doctor has been sentenced to home confinement for his role in a medical kickback scheme. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dr. Robert Corkern was sentenced to two years’ house confinement and three years’ post-release supervision. Corkern pleaded guilty to bribing a former Panola County administrator to use public funds as […] [...]

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