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Primary Care Specialties

Primary care specialties include family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, combined internal medicine/pediatrics (med/peds) and general obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn), fulfilling the general medical needs of specific patient populations.

Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Physicians specializing in this area, also known as "med/peds," provide care for the newborn to the geriatric patient, including growth and development, acute care and the management of complex medical conditions. In addition to four years of medical school, they have completed a four-year residency program combining internal medicine and pediatrics. More...

Family Medicine

Family medicine specialists provide care for patients of all ages, including comprehensive outpatient, inpatient and home care along with nursing home care at selected facilities. The family physician often functions as the patient's point of entry in the healthcare system and serves as the care coordinator if other specialty services are needed. More..

General Internal Medicine

Ongoing clinical services provided by board-certified internists and a specially training medical staff include prevention, evaluation, treatment and management of acute illness care and chronic diseases supported by a state-of-the-art laboratory and diagnostic services. More...

Geriatrics (Gerontology)

As our population ages, the importance of geriatric medicine has taken on new significance. University of Mississippi Medical Center shares that interest by providing internal medicine physicians who specialize in care for an aging generation age 65 and older. More...

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and gynecology services provide primary care for women in regards to their pregnant and non-pregnant health issues. The combined area of expertise is referred to as OB/GYN, incorporating general women's medical care, diagnosis and treatments of disorders of the female reproductive system and care of pregnant women. More...

General Pediatrics

UMMC general pediatrics program cares for young patients with conditions ranging from common childhood diseases, such as dehydration and asthma, to rare illnesses, such as meningitis and genetic disorders. Surgical patients and subspecialty patients with complex medical status are often followed up on this service, and in turn, provide consultation to other services at Children's Hospital. General pediatrics is the primary focal point of transfers to Children's Hospital for pediatricians in Mississippi. More...