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Best of Jackson: Health Care

St. Dominic Hospital File Photo

St. Dominic Hospital File Photo

When summer rolls around, people often look at their overall wellness more carefully. Of course, taking care of yourself is about a lot more than your beach body. The Jackson Free Press recently put out a pop-up ballot to let Jacksonians vote for the doctors, dentists, surgeons and more that help them stay healthy. Here are the results.

Best Doctor: Timothy Quinn


Photo courtesy Timothy Quinn

(Quinn Healthcare, PLLC, 768 N. Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601-487-6482,

Finalists: Bard Johnston (Baptist Main Street Family Medicine, 601-605-3858) / Christin Hurt (Magnolia Dermatology, 601-910-3004) / Laura Barron (The Children's Clinic, 601-420-8233) / Zilin Wang (Heart Care Plus, 601-932-8060)

Best Cosmetic Surgeon: Shelby Brantley


Photo courtesy Shelby Brantley

(The Face & Body Center, 2550 Flowood Drive, Flowood, 601-939-9999,

Finalists: Adair Blackledge (Blackledge Face Center, 601-981-3033) / David Steckler (Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery, 769-300-4055) / Scott Runnels (The Runnels Center, 601-939-3223) / Stephen Davidson (The Face & Body Center, 601-939-9999)

Best Surgeon: Reginald Martin


Dr. Reginald Martin File Photo

(St. Dominicis Martin Surgical Associates, 601-200-4350)

Best Surgeon: Phillip Ley


Photo courtesy Phillip Ley

Merit Health Surgical Oncology, 601-933-6132)

Finalists: Gustavo Luzardo (University of Mississippi Medical 
Center, 601-984-1000) / James Hurt III (UMMC, 601-984-1000) / Steven Patterson (Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, 

Best Orthodontist: Eugene C. Brown


Photo courtesy Eugene C. Brown

(Smiles By Design, 5800 Ridgewood Road, Suite 103, 601-957-1711)

Finalists: Kenneth Walley (Kenneth Walley DDS, Jackson, 601-922-3888; Madison, 601-898-1788) / Priscilla Jolly (Jolly Orthodontics, 601-605-2400) / Richard Simpson (Simpson Orthodontics, 601-919-031) / Susan Fortenberry (Pediatric Dentistry, 601-922-0066)

Best Hospital: St. Dominic Hospital


St. Dominic Hospital File Photo

(969 Lakeland Drive, 601-200-2000)

Finalists: Baptist Health Systems (multiple locations, / Merit Health River Oaks (601-932-1030) / University of Mississippi Medical Center (601-984-1000)

Best Specialty Clinic: The Headache Center


Photo courtesy The Headache Center

(1000 Highland Colony Pwky., Suite 7205, Ridgeland, 601-366-0855,

Finalists: Garvey Back and Neck (601-982-2916) / Magnolia Dermatology (601-910-3004) / Mississippi Sports Medicine (601-354-4488) / Truth Wellness Center (601-882-5801)

Best Physical Therapy: Paul Jerome Foster


Photo courtesy Paul Jerome Foster

(Specialized Physical Therapy, 533 Keyway Drive, Flowood; 113 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland;, 601-420-0717)

Finalists: Brian Hendley (Madison Performance Therapy Clinic, Madison Healthplex Performance Center, 601-898-5777) / Charles Benford (Capitol Physical Therapy, P.A., 601-978-1798) / Kathy McColumn (McColumn Physical Therapy, 601-487-8456) / Mark Ware (The Strength Center Physical Therapy, 601-932-0305)

Best Chiropractor: Clayton Pitts


Photo courtesy Clayton Pitts

(Norville Chiropractic Clinic, 1000 Lakeland Square, Suite 400, Flowood, 601-398-9412,

Finalists: Dan Garvey (Garvey Back & Neck Clinic, 601-982-2916) / Jeremy Wilson (Tullos Chiropractic, 601-981-2273) / Laura Stubbs (Body in Balance Healthcare, LLC, 601-376-5636) / Leo Huddleston (Natural Wellness Center, 601-956-0010)

Best Urgent Care Clinic: MEA Medical Clinics


Photo courtesy MEA

(multiple locations,

Finalists: Baptist Medical Clinic ( / Corner Clinic Urgent Care (601-992-0004) / Merit Health Walk-in Clinics (601-326-1000) / Trustcare (

Best Nurse Practitioner: Alisha McArthur Wilkes


Photo courtesy Alisha McArthur Wilkes

(Quinn Healthcare, PLLC, 601-487-6482)

Finalists: Christina Treppendahl (The Headache Center, 601-366-0855) / Josie Bidwell (University of Mississippi Medical Center, 601-984-1000) / Kimberly Strong (Truth Wellness Center, 601-882-5801) / Rebecca Smith Adams (The Headache Center, 601-366-0855)

Best Dentist: Matthew Harris


Photo courtesy Matthew Harris

(Mississippi Smiles Dentistry, 1189 E. County Line Road, Suite 1010, 601.308.2022,

Finalists: Brigetta Turner (Dr. Brigetta K. Turner, DDS, 601-982-2124) / Lamonica Davis Taylor (Smiles on Broadway Dental Care, 601-665-4996) / Martha Lewis (Dental Solutions of Clinton, 601-925-5163) / Shenika Kelly-Moore (Kelly Family Dentistry, 769-572-4425) / Terrance Ware (Terrance Ware Family Dental, 769-251-5909)

Thanks to all our new JFP VIPs!

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