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Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Janus Kulpa, MD
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September 3, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Janus Kulpa, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine, at Memorial Physician Clinics Family Practice - Ocean Springs, located at 3434 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs.

Dr. Kulpa received his medical doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada. He completed his family medicine residency at the Scarborough General Hospital, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Dr. Kulpa is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, call (228) 875-1599.
Memorial Opens New Walk-in Clinics in Gulfport and Biloxi
September 10, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Physician Clinics Walk-in Clinic at Bridgewater Center, located at 8950 Lorraine Road, Suite B, Gulfport opened August 11. Clinic hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call (228) 575-2770 for more information.

Memorial Physician Clinics Walk-in Clinic located at 189 C Wal Mart Lane, Biloxi, opened September 8. Clinic hours are Monday - Friday,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (228) 575-2680 for more information.

For a complete list of a walk-in clinic near you, visit www.gulfportmemorial.com.
Memorial Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Judith Smith, Now Scheduling Appointments in Bay St. Louis
September 10, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Dr. Judith W. Smith, Memorial Orthopedic Surgeon is now seeing patients at 835 Thames Avenue in Bay St. Louis.

Dr. Smith is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the state of Mississippi with fellowship training in foot and ankle reconstruction surgery. She graduated Cum Laude with her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in New Jersey. She earned her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery/The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York, after two years of General Surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She then pursued a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, after which she joined the orthopedic faculty at The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, as chief of the division of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.

Dr. Smith is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery. To schedule an appointment, call (228) 466-4977.

Memorial Urologist Dr. Thad Carter Now Scheduling Patients in Bay St. Louis
Sept. 16, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Physician Clinics is pleased to announce Dr. Thad Carter, Urologist, is now seeing patients at 835 Thames Avenue in Bay St. Louis.

Dr. Thad Carter is a board certified physician in Urology. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Charity Hospital of Louisiana in New Orleans. Dr. Carter was appointed to Memorial Medical Staff in September of 1980 and served as Medical Chief of Staff from 2010- 2012. Dr. Carter has been practicing in Gulfport for over 30 years.

To schedule an appointment, call (228) 466-4977.
Memorial Surgeons Perform More Than 1,000 Robotic Assisted Surgeries
September 17, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial has achieved another milestone! Our surgeons have performed over 1,000 cases using the da Vinci® Si HD robotic assisted surgery system since the surgical option was introduced at Memorial in April 2010. These cases have included single incision laparoscopic surgery; hysterectomy; pediatric pyloplasty; total or partial removal of the prostate, bladder, or kidney; kidney reconstruction; and removal of the gallbladder, spleen, and colon.

The following 14 surgeons have been instrumental in performing over 1,000 cases using robotic assisted surgery for their patients: Dr. Champ Weeks, Urologic Surgeon / Medical Director of Robotic Surgery; Gynecologists Dr. Donielle Daigle, Dr. Don Gaddy, Dr. Jim Gaddy, Dr. Keith Goodfellow, Dr. Shahira Hanna, Dr. Thomas Lehman, Dr. Michael McKay, Dr. John Pappas, Dr. Joanna Trus, Dr. Alicia Ware, and General Surgeons Dr. Scott Blackburn, Dr. Kristine Carter and Dr. Derek Ware.

Congratulations to the entire Robotic Surgical Team: Medical Director of Robotic Surgery D. Champ Weeks, MD, Urologic Surgeon; Robot Coordinator Cindy Powell, RN; Taylor Covington, PA; Circulators Jan Deschenes, RN; Bonnie Garret, RN; Sherry Peneguy, RN; and Len Thompson, RN; Surgical Technologists Robyn Bright, Faith Davis, Eva Funches, Venelsa Hanshaw, and April McClendon; the anesthesia team and DaV (our name for da Vinci) for reaching this goal!

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