HOURS OF OPERATION, SERVICES, AND APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

Southeast Community Health Systems’ clinics are open for medical, dental and behavioral health services (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm) and Picardy Women’s Health Clinic (Monday-Friday, 6:45am-3:45pm). Call 888-414-7247 for an in-clinic appointment.
 
Telehealth visits (tele-behavioral health; tele-dentistry; and, tele-medicine) are available (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm) and Picardy Women’s Health Clinic (Monday-Friday, 6:45am-3:45pm). Call 888-414-7247 for a telehealth appointment.

If you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sore throat, or have come in contact with someone with these symptoms, please call 888-414-7247 to speak to clinical staff. To reduce the risk of exposure to other patients and our employees, when visiting our clinics, please limit those coming with you to one. 

Everyone age 8 and over is required, except those with a medical exemption due to a health condition, to wear a face-covering when entering our facilities. We also encourage everyone over 2, per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to wear face-coverings when entering our facilities. Thank you for helping us keep you and our staff safe during this unprecedented  time.

Shenita Paynes, NP

Shenita Paynes, NP

Family

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Master Science of Nursing

Certifications

American Nurse Credential Center (ANCC)


Christopher Givens, NP

Christopher Givens, NP

Family Medicine

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiologic Technology - Copiah Lincoln Community College
ASN - Southwest Mississippi Community College
BSN - William Carey University
MSN - The University of Southern Mississippi

Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)

Misc

Healthcare career started in 2011, and I have continued to seek opportunities for professional growth, and development to better serve me community. My background includes family practice, medical-surgical, and internal medicine. I am a certified medical examiner through NRCME.

Special interest: urgent care office procedures and internal medicine.


Melody Jones, NP

Melody Jones, NP

Family

Family Nurse Practitioner Certified, MSN, APRN

Education

Southern University A&M College
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing

Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Misc

I became a Family Nurse Practitioner to serve as an advocate in the prevention of chronic illnesses. I love the fulfillment in helping others and making a difference in my community. I emphasize preventative holistic treatment plans. I strive for each treatment plan to encompass the unique situation of each person and can include individualized therapy centered around the patient, while maintaining achievable goals.


Kimberly Brown, NP

Kimberly Brown, NP

Family

Nurse Practitioner Certified, MSN, APRN

Education

BSN from University of Southern Mississippi
MSN from Walden University

Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)


Rebecca Schrader, NP

Rebecca Schrader, NP

Family Practice

Nurse Practitioner

Education

Master's of Science in Nursing

Certifications

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Misc

I have fifteen years of experience as a Registered Nurse in Oncology, Recovery, Telemetry, Med-Surg, and Home Health. I look forward to caring for the people of Kentwood!


Avanelle Jack, MD

Avanelle Jack, MD

Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension

Medical Doctor

Education

LSU Medical School, New Orleans, LA

Certifications

Nephrology and Internal Medicine

Misc

I have been in academic medicine for most of my career as I help re-establish the Nephrology Fellowship Program in New Orleans at LSU after Hurricane Katrina. Furthermore, I consider myself an Intense Internist. My passion now is preventive health as I would like to see less people going on to dialysis.

The teacher in me wants to be in the community teaching my ‘neighbors’ how to experience a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying South La. Food which is our culture.


Ashley Lee, APRN, FNP-C

Ashley Lee, APRN, FNP-C

Primary Care

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Master of Science in Nursing

Certifications

American Association of Nurse Practitioners


Laketra Whitney,  NP

Laketra Whitney, NP

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Southern University and A&M College Dec. 2009
Master of Science in Nursing with concentration in Women’s Health – University of South Alabama Dec. 2016

Certifications

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified by National Certification Corporation


Tammy Smith, NP

Tammy Smith, NP

Family Practice

FNP-C

Education

ADN from Augusta State University in 1990
BSN from Loyola University New Orleans in 2000.
MSN from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003.

Certifications

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioner


Dr. Marvin Trotter, DPM

Dr. Marvin Trotter, DPM

Podiatric Surgery and Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Podiatrist / Surgeon / Physician

Misc

30 years experience


Kristie Faust, NP

Kristie Faust, NP

Pediatrics

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Education

BSN Southeastern Louisiana University 2003, MSN University of South Alabama, 2011

Certifications

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)


Heather Muse, NP

Heather Muse, NP

Family Medicine

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Southeastern Louisiana University – Master of Science in Nursing
Southeastern Louisiana University – Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Certifications

AANP


Dr. Carol M. Patin, MD

Dr. Carol M. Patin, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Chief Medical Officer

Education

Medical school and residency

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