Nothing I have ever encountered strikes fear into my heart like an injured or sick child. I am reasonably sure that all other parents out there feel the same way. I am sure you don’t want to just trust any doctor in Mississippi with your children. You also likely are not willing to go through any trial and error with one of your own children as you would be willing to go through to find your own doctor.
A pediatrician is going to have to click with you and gain your trust before they see your child and I feel exactly the same way. Unlike many of our service listings, you do not want to wait to find a pediatrician until an emergency strikes. You want to have them on speed dial long before that. So now is the perfect time to use our Mississippi are list of top recommended pediatricians and start interviewing them. Find the one who you would trust with your children. Don’t forget that people change over time and that can apply to not only your doctors but also your pediatricians. If any of our Mississippi doctors have declined in their performance, please let us know! It is vital that we keep the below list updated with only the doctors that will care for your children as if they were their own. It is also a great idea to establish a pediatrician for short term work conditions even if they last less than a year. So if you will be stationed somewhere else, start researching area pediatricians now so you are as prepared as possible.
After finishing her medical education in India, she went on to complete her residency training in pediatrics from New York. She worked as an Urgent Care Physician before joining the practice. She is board certified by American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Mike Lacy joined Memphis Children’s Clinic in 2000 and he has been in practice there since then. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Amanda Penny completed her MD degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2004 and completed her Pediatric training at the University of California, Davis. She joined Children’s Medical Group in 2008 and has been in practice there since then.
Dr. Patrick joined Children’s Medical Group in 2015. Dr. Patrick earned her medical degree from The Medical University of South Carolina in 2012 and completed her pediatric training at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2015.
Dr. Damico joined Memphis Children’s Clinic in August of 2012. She completed her residency at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and was the first recipient of the Russell W. Chesney Award for Excellence in Pediatric Residency. She is board certified in General Pediatrics.
Dr. Dixit is a Board Certified Pediatrician who completed his medical school training at Bombay University in Bombay, India. Dr. Dixit practiced in several private practices including time in South Carolina and Michigan before making Gulfport, Mississippi his long term home. Dr. Dixit has practiced in Gulfport since 2002. He is pleased to join Children’s International Medical Group as they open their first Pediatric Clinic in the Gulfport area.
Dr. Hysmith joined Memphis Children’s Clinic in 2013. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and then received her M.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She completed her pediatric residency at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, where she received the Russell W. Chesney Award for Excellence. Dr. Hysmith is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics.
Dr. Scoggin joined Children’s Medical Group in 2017. He is a native of Ellisville, MS. He received undergraduate education at Jones County Junior College, followed by The University of Southern Mississippi. He then completed medical school in 2014 and Pediatric residency in 2017 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Olive Branch, MS
Dr. Jacob Vargo focuses on developing the Patient Centered Medical Home for the patients and families of Memphis Children’s Clinic. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed his residency in pediatrics at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.
Olive Branch, MS
Dr. Jami Carver is currently part of the Memphis Children’s Clinic staff where she enjoys one-on-one contact with patients and their families. Dr. Carver completed her medical training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.