Published on August 23, 2016

NMMC Welcomes New Palliative Care Physician

TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center welcomes Dr. Lucas McElwain, who will be providing inpatient palliative care services.

Dr. McElwain graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and completed a clinical fellowship in hospice and palliative care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics.

Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Dr. McElwain is the first inpatient palliative care physician at NMMC.

For more information, call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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