Specialized medical care is closer than ever for Andrew Fillingame.
The 11-year-old from Long Beach has severe refractory epilepsy, at one point suffering some 50 seizures a day. After a hemispherectomy at Batson Children's Hospital, the number of seizures has dropped to about two a week.
At one time, Andrew's mom, Lauren Bradshaw, was taking him more than an hour away to see specialists in New Orleans, which meant juggling the schedules of everyone in the family and a long car ride.
Then they met Dr. Mark Lee, who is now practicing in a new Children's of Mississippi clinic at 1721 Medical Park Drive in Biloxi's Cedar Lake area. “This makes getting the best care so much easier,” Bradshaw said. “It's been amazing for our family. We have three other children, so traveling for us can mean days of planning. To have something so close to home is so important to us, especially with a child who is prone to seizures.”
UMMC leadership extends its sympathy to the family of a former member of the Medical Center faculty in appreciation for their loved ones' contributions to the academic health sciences center.
The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
School of Dentistry and family medicine faculty collect signal achievements, a physical therapist is named to a statewide post and a vascular lab receives its first accreditation.