NMMC-West Point Names Dr. Bruce Brown to Hospitalist Leadership Role
WEST POINT, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point has named Bruce Brown, M.D., as medical director of hospitalist services.
Hospitalists are physicians who limit their practice to the hospital and are experienced and skilled in managing the unique medical needs of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists work closely with the patient’s primary care physicians to keep them up to date on the patient’s condition and treatment. When patients are ready to leave the hospital, hospitalists inform their physicians about any changes in medication, follow-up care and other needs.
A native of Texas, Dr. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas A&M University in 1983. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at DallasSouthwestern Medical School in 1987. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham before returning to his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, to practice internal medicine in 1990.
In 1997, Dr. Brown became a hospitalist physician in Beaumont. He later worked as a hospitalist in Birmingham, Ala., and then Meridian, before joining the NMMC-West Point staff in 2016. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and was named an inaugural Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2009.
Dr. Brown and his wife Nancy have eight children and 10 grandchildren. He is an FAA certified pilot, flight instructor and mechanic, and enjoys flying to West Point from their home in Meridian, where his family attends Jones Chapel Church of God.
Dr. Brown is also an accomplished offshore voyager who said he dreams of sailing into retirement someday.