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IMA-Tupelo

845 South Madison Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
Phone (662) 377-5930

Fax (662) 377-5085

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Medical Staff

Brad Crosswhite, M.D.: Graduated summa cum laude from David Lipscomb University in Nashville with a bachelor's degree in biology and Spanish. He received his medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, where he graduated magna cum laude. He was selected chief resident while completing his residency at North Mississippi Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Center. He was awarded the degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2013 and received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for diabetes care in 2012. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Crosswhite sees children and adults.

H. Alan Flowers, M.D.: A board-certified internal medicine physician, received his medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. In 2010, Dr. Flowers received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

Frank S. Fortenberry, M.D.: Completed his medical studies at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and his internal medicine internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

 

Noel Garcia, M.D.: Dr. Garcia received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Ateneo de Davao University in the Phillipines. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Mt. Sinai Hospital Residency Program, where he was named Teaching Resident of the Year. He most recently worked at Hamilton Medical Clinic in Alabama. He is board certified in internal medicine.

 

C. Lee Greer, M.D.: Graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He completed his medical studies at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and his family practice residency at the University of Tennessee in Jackson, where he served as chief resident. In 2010, Dr. Greer received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

Ashley Harris, M.D.: Graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University and received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed a family medicine residency at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Center in Tupelo and a geriatric fellowship at Harvard University in Boston, Mass.

J. Kenneth Harvey, M.D.: Received his medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Harvey received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

 

 

Dustin Markle, M.D.: Graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where he was a Taylor Medalist. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

 

Amit Prasad, M.D.: Completed his medical training in New Delhi, India, and his internal medicine internship and residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York, an affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in geriatrics at Winthrop University Hospital in New York. Dr. Prasad is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 2010, he received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

 

 

Vernon Rayford, Pharm.D., M.D.: Dr. Rayford received his bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He went on to receive a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. He completed his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rayford will see adults and children.

Daryl Schroader, M.D.: Graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. He received his medical training at Hahneman University in Philadelphia, PA, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Melanie Wallace, M.D.: Completed her medical studies at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and her residency in internal medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is also a medical review officer. In 2010, Dr. Wallace received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)/American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

 

 

Bobbi Sanders, CFNP: Received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1997. In 2014 she received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson.

 

 

Tandalaya Traylor, CFNP: Received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama in Florence, and her master’s degree in nursing from Delta State University in Cleveland. In addition to working with internal medicine patients, she works in the Diabetes Treatment Center with Dr. Amit Prasad.

 

Michelle Turba, CANP: A certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, received her bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She completed her master's degree in nursing and nurse practitioner training at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is board certified by both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Infectious Disease Physicians

Dr. Kristy Nowak photo

Kristy Nowak, M.D.: Graduated cum laude from California State University in Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She received her medical training from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her internal medicine residency at the George Washington University Medical Center in D.C., and served as chief medical resident at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center there. She completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio. Dr. Nowak is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Malinda "Mindy" Prewitt, M.D.: Received a bachelor's degree in biology from Mississippi College in Clinton and completed her medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as well as her infectious disease fellowship. Dr. Prewitt is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Society of America, American Medical Association and Mississippi State Medical Association.

Max R. Taylor, M.D.: Completed his medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in infectious disease. Dr. Taylor is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Infectious Diseases, American Board of Infection Control and American Board of Clinical Microbiology.

Hospitalists

Several of IMA-Tupelo's internal medicine physicians serve as hospitalists. Their role is to serve as a physician for patients who do not have at physician on staff at NMMC.

Office Hours

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

Appointments

Appointments may be made by calling (662) 377-5000 during office hours. 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.

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

  • Allergy injections
  • Audiology testing
  • Complete lab services
  • Comprehensive corporate health exams
  • Coumadin clinic
  • Drug testing
  • EKG
  • Insurance physicals
  • IV therapy
  • Minor procedures
  • Nebulizer/pulmonary treatments
  • Pap smears
  • Pre-operative physicals
  • Spirometry
  • Sports physicals
  • Treadmill testing
  • Vision testing
  • X-ray

Patient Portal Offers Secure Online Services to Your Health Information

We now have the ability to exchange secure online correspondence with our patients and keep your information up-to-date. If you have Internet access and sign up for this service, you will have the ability to do the following at your convenience:

· View your patient chart summary

· Request an appointment

· Request a medication refill

· View test results

· Change personal information

· Access forms

To access the service, you will register using a PIN (Personal Identification Number) that will be provided by our clinic staff to you in a personalized letter after a visit to our clinic. The PIN will expire in 30 days. If your PIN has expired before you access your account, please visit us in person to obtain a new PIN. To ensure patient confidentiality, we do not provide this information over the phone.

Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction and quality of care are important at all North Mississippi Medical Clinics 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 Clinics is affiliated with North Mississippi Health Services.