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Family Medicine Residency Center

1665 S. Green St.
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802
Phone (662) 377-2189

Fax (662) 377-2263

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Medical Staff

J. Edward Hill, M.D. earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and is the first Mississippian to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. Having served as president of the American Medical Association from 2005 to 2006, his experience in health related activities ranges from the shaping of health policies at state and federal levels to more than 40 years of experience as a board-certified family physician in rural Mississippi. He formerly served as chairman of the board for the World Medical Association. In 2010, Dr. Hill received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

Karen A. Hughes, M.D. serves as associate director of the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her family medicine internship and residency at Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Residency in St. Petersburg, Fla. She has completed a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University. Dr. Hughes is board certified in family medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2010, she received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

David Brooks, M.D. earned his medical degree from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and completed a family practice residency. He practiced in Columbus from 1995-1998 and at Barnes Crossing Urgent Care in Tupelo from 1998-2003. He is board certified in family practice.

 

T. Ray Perrine, M.D. received his bachelor's degree from the University of Charleston in West Virginia, a master's degree from Marshall University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed his family medicine residency at the Charleston division of the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Before joining the Family Medicine Residency Center faculty, Dr. Perrine practiced family medicine with the Charleston Family Practice Group for 22 years and was an assistant professor of family medicine at the Charleston division of the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and is a frellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2010, Dr. Perrine received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

Dennis Smith, D.O. is director of the Family Medicine Residency Center. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He completed his osteopathic medicine degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He completed his residency at the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Program in Tupelo, where he also served as chief resident. He is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Smith practiced in Southaven before returning to the Family Medicine Residency Center. In 2010, he received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

 

Christie Theriot, M.D. graduated summa cum laude from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. She received her medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She recently completed her residency at the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, where she served as chief resident. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, and volunteers at the local free clinic.

FMRC Residents

Office Hours

Our clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointments

Appointments may be made by calling (662) 377-2189 during office hours. Appointments may be requested with the health care provider of your choice. Every effort will be made to provide the earliest possible appointment for the convenience of the patient. Due to the unscheduled nature of emergencies, occasional delays do occur. We hope you will understand these delays are unavoidable.

We accept walk-in patients. However, walk-in patients will be worked into the schedule as time permits.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel as far in advance as possible. Another patient who can be booked into the open time will be grateful for your thoughtfulness.

After Hours Care

If you have health care questions after hours, please call Nurse Link® at 1-800-882-6274. If you have a health care emergency, please call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest Emergency Department.

Services Offered

  • EKG
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Industrial drug screens & physicals
  • Holter monitor
  • Lab
  • Minor surgery
  • Nebulizer/Pulmonary treatments
  • Sports physicals
  • X-ray services
  • Welcome to Medicare visits
  • Annual Medicare wellness visits
  • EPSTD physicals
  • Diabetes group visits with patient education
  • Audiometry
  • Flight physicals
  • Immunization (flu-pneumonia)

 

Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction and quality of care are important at all North Mississippi Medical Center locations. The physicians and staff work to address patient complaints in a timely manner and to improve the service provided to patients.


Patients or their representatives who have a complaint or would like to express concerns about their care and safety while in the clinic or who have a compliment to share may contact Careline at (662) 377-2273 or e-mail www.nmhs.net/contactus.php.

North Mississippi Medical Center is affiliated with North Mississippi Health Services.