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Updated: 8/06/2013 12:10 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- OCH Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it will expand its pain management care by opening a clinic this August.

Pain management services are currently provided by George M. Hammitt, III, MD, and Katie Thomas, CFNP, and now Jackson L. Walters, MD, has joined the OCH staff to offer full-time services at the OCH Center for Pain Management.

After spending the last nine years in medical school, residency and fellowship at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Dr. Walters said he’s thrilled to be back in Starkville working with OCH.

“I completed my undergraduate at Mississippi State with a major in mathematics and a minor in chemistry, so Starkville is home for me and my family. I am excited to be getting back to a small town and working with a community hospital,” Walters said.

Dr. Walters is originally from Clarksdale and a true Mississippi State University Bulldog at heart.

During his free time, Dr. Walters enjoys being outdoors, taking his son hunting and fishing, and cheering on his Alma Mater with his wife Missy and their son and twin daughters.

Dr. Walters said he chose to study pain management because he enjoys the interaction with patients and being able to provide a service that is not in place in many communities.

“I enjoy helping out a patient population that is in great need of resources,” Dr. Walters said. “Pain can be caused from a wide variety of issues, and my main focus is to get to know the patient and figure out why they’re experiencing pain and what kind of focused treatment we can do. My goal for every patient is to decrease their pain and get them back to a better quality of life and functionality.”

The OCH Center for Pain Management is scheduled to open on August 19 and will be located at 107 Doctors Park in Starkville.

The goal of this center is to offer interventional pain management services to residents of the Golden Triangle community.

Talk to your doctor about a referral to the Pain Management Center. For more information about the services provided, contact (662) 615-3751.
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