November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the focus for 2017 is “It’s about how you live.” At Kare In Home Hospice we know that every moment matters and we help the patient and family make the most out of each and every day. We have an outstanding team in place to make sure we can accommodate our patient’s needs. We would like to introduce you to our Medical Directors. We greatly appreciate these men and woman, their hard work and dedication.
Dr. Cindy Allen
Dr. Cindy Allen is a board-certified family medicine doctor who has been in practice in the Flowood, MS area since 1989. She graduated from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1986. She is affiliated with St. Dominic’s Jackson Memorial Hospital and Kare In Home Hospice. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine but developed a special interest in hospice when she witnessed firsthand the benefit of hospice with the end of life care of her own father. She noted clear benefits not only in the care of her father but also in the care of the entire family.
Dr. Rob Carter
Dr. Rob Carter received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Jackson in 2005 and completed his residency in family medicine at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo in 2008. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and received the honorary degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2018.
Originally from New Albany, MS, Dr. Carter has practiced Family Medicine at the Charleston Clinic and Tallahatchie General Hospital since 2014. He is the medical director of the Charleston Clinic, the Tutwiler Clinic, and Tallahatchie General Hospital Extended Care Facility. Dr. Carter previously served as chief of staff at TGH from 2016-2018. His wife, Monica, is a nurse practitioner at the Charleston Clinic also. They have two girls: Skylar, 17, and Rileigh, 10.
Dr. Carter has worked with hospice for many years and feels that it is as much a ministry as it is a medical service. "The compassionate care delivered by the staff at Kare-In-Home is of the highest quality. I feel fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to help provide such a high level of care."
Dr. Terry Lowe
Dr. Lowe, a native of Purvis, he graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a clinical professor for the University of Mississippi Medical Center and for William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys short term medical mission trips, working with computer networks, scuba diving and is a private pilot. Married with 4 children, and recently welcomed his first grandchild.
Dr. Kerry Morgan
Kerry Morgan, MD was born in Wichita Kansas. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Louisville in Kentucky and then his doctorate from University of Tennessee in Memphis. He specified in interventional cardiology at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri and then returned to Memphis for private practice. He opened Morgan Cardiovascular in Corinth in 2002. He has 4 children ranging from 13 to 27. He enjoys spending time with family, cooking, playing golf, and traveling. He has been married to his wife Latasha for almost 8 years and they work together in his clinic.
Dr. Joseph Pratt
Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Joseph Pratt has been providing primary health care for patients for more than 25 years through a variety of roles in family practice. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1982 and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Mississippi in 1987, respectively, and completed his internship and residency in family practice at Eglin Air Force Base in 1990.
Dr. Pratt served as Chief of Family Practice at the Izmir Air Force Base (USAFE) in Turkey from 1990 to 1992 and at the Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, MS from 1992 to 1994. Dr. Pratt founded Pratt Family Medical Clinic in 1995. He has owned and operated the North Harper Minor Medical Clinic since 2008.
Dr. Pratt serves as the medical director for the Rienzi Clinic (MRHC), Kare In Home Hospice, Mississippi Care Center, Cornerstone Health and Rehab, and the Oasis Center. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Aiming for Abstinence and served on several committees at Magnolia Regional Health Center. In addition, Dr. Pratt is affiliated with the American Medical Association, American Board of Family Practice, and the National Board of Medical Doctors.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Sanders is a board-certified family physician who practiced in Ridgeland for 11 years before transitioning to work as the Chief Medical Information Officer and part-time hospitalist at St. Dominic’s since 2011. Dr. Sanders earned his Certified Physician Executive designation in 2017. He is married with 3 children. In 2018, he is transitioning back into full-time practice and looks forward to providing primary care to his patients in both the clinic and the hospital.
Dr. Sanders said, “I take great pleasure working with the excellent staff of Kare In Home Hospice to ensure that our patients receive the compassionate, loving care they deserve. I feel confident that our KIH professionals will treat your loved ones with dignity and respect in their last days.”
Dr. Joel Watts
Dr. Joel Watts is an Internal Medicine specialist in Gulfport, Mississippi. He attended and graduated from University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2005, having over 12 years of diverse experience, especially in Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.
If you think that you or your loved one could benefit from hospice, don’t wait. Talk to your doctor to find out more about the care and support hospice can provide to you and your family. To learn more about hospice, click here.
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