UMMC-Anderson Collaboration Brings Specialty Pediatric Care Closer to Meridian-Area Patients

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March 11, 2019

MERIDIAN, Miss. – Expert specialty pediatric care is closer to home for children and families in the Meridian area, thanks to a collaborative effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Anderson Regional Health System.

Leaders in medicine, business and government cut the ribbon on a new Children’s of Mississippi specialty clinic adjacent to Meridian’s Anderson Regional Medical Center during a ceremony last month.

Children’s of Mississippi pediatric specialists in orthopaedics, neurology and urology began caring for patients at the Meridian clinic in late 2018. Additional specialties to be added this year include cardiology, hematology/oncology, child development, genetics, endocrinology, general surgery and psychiatry.

The clinic, at 1516 23rd Ave. in Meridian, is staffed by nurse Ashley Hester and medical office assistants Hayleigh Gardner and Karen Auton, with orthopaedist Dr. John Purvis and neurologists Dr. Tarif Bakdash and Muhammad Ubaidulhaq currently offering clinics each month.

“We care for children from Meridian every day,” Dr. Purvis said of Children’s of Mississippi and Batson Children’s Hospital. “It is a privilege to bring that care into the Meridian community.”

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