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Potter joins Wiggins Clinic

Jeffrey N. Potter, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Wiggins Clinic as a family medicine physician for patients of all ages. Potter received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed an internship and his residency in family practice at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa. Potter is board certified in family medicine by ...

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Mississippians not required to be 21 to buy tobacco products

A House committee doesn’t want to require Mississippians to be 21 to buy tobacco products. The House Ways and Means Committee, on a split voice vote Wednesday, rejected House Bill 835 . The measure sponsored by Rep. Debra Butler Dixon, a Raymond Democrat, would have increased the age to buy cigarettes and other products from the current 18. States with ages above ...

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Batson Children’s Hospital getting a much-needed facelift

By NASH NUNNERY Easing the anxiety of a hospital stay for children – and their parents – while providing the absolute best care available has always been the hallmark for Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Children’s Hospital. The only medical facility in Mississippi devoted exclusively to the care of children and adolescents, Batson will be getting a much-needed facelift with the ...

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HEALTHCARE MISSISSIPPI — Two thirds of all falls can be prevented

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Two years ago on a March, Anderson Regional Health Center (ARMC) rose to a call for patient safety by reducing fall risks in healthcare practice, and its successful method became a nationwide practice. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsored a program seeking solutions to reduce fall risks, and selected ARMC along with 10 other ...

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Vicksburg family physician appointed to National Commission of Public Health

Dr. Susan Chiarito, MD, FAAFP, of Vicksburg has been appointed to a 4-year term on the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Health of the Public and Science, one of eight commissions that direct AAFP policy. Board certified in family medicine, Chiarito practices at Mission Primary Care Clinic in Vicksburg. She is an advocate for healthy lifestyles and ...

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American Diabetes Association Recognizes Diabetes Program at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

The American Diabetes Association has awarded Education Recognition to the Gulfport Memorial Diabetes Self-Management Program through Dec. 1, 2021. Facilitated by Diabetes Care Coordinator Pamela D. Davis, RN-CDE, the Memorial Diabetes Care program has been in existence since 1990. It was originally awarded Education Recognition in 2003, again in 2014. The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition program has grown to ...

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After 23 years, Swetman steps down as Memorial Hospital Foundation Chairman

Peoples Bank President Chevis Swetman, recently stepped down as Gulfport Memorial Hospital Foundation Chairman of the Board. He has served as chairman since 1994. He passed the gavel on to incoming chairman, Paul Bertucci of FEB Distributing. The board has also welcomed two new members: Emily “EA” Allen and Linda Zakkak. Allen is retired from the mortgage business after 26 ...

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Miller Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine

Laken B. Miller, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine. At Pulmonary Medicine, Miller evaluates and treats patients with respiratory disorders and lung diseases. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy ...

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Perez Joins The Pediatric Clinic

Mary Anne Perez, MD, recently joined The Pediatric Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic. Perez received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. As a pediatrician, Perez provides care for patients from birth through adolescence.

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Line receives recertification from national orthopedic board

Dr. Lance Line of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. in Hattiesburg was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He was also received subspecialty recertification in sports medicine from ABOS. Line has maintained an active sports medicine practice with a subspecialty interest in shoulder conditions in Hattiesburg since 1995. He is a team physician for the ...

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