Published on February 20, 2017

Dr. Vernon Rayford Certified in Obesity Medicine

TUPELO, Miss.--Vernon Rayford, M.D., Pharm.D., has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM diplomate. ABOM diplomates are physicians who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation.

The American Board of Obesity Medicine serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing physicians. Certification as an ABOM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care. ABOM collaborates with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to administer the annual credentialing exam.

A native of Holly Springs, Dr. Rayford earned his doctoral degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. He completed a combined residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is also board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. He sees adults and children for primary care at IMA-Tupelo.

To learn more about the ABOM, visit For an appointment with Dr. Rayford, call (662) 377-5930 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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