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Longtime area physician to head new clinic

King’s Daughters Medical Center is further spreading its wings in the community with some recent expansions.

Longtime Brookhaven physician, Dr. Ramiro Montalvo joined the group earlier this year. KDMC plans to open an internal medicine specialty clinic in the Old Super D’s building on Brookway Blvd. for Montalvo’s practice.

“The timing was right for both the hospital and Montalvo,” KDMC Marketing Director David Culpepper said. “Dr. Montalvo is a well established physician in Brookhaven and it’s an honor to have him under the umbrella of KDMC.”

The 6,200 square-foot full-service clinic will house 12 examination rooms with room for four doctors. Full X-ray capabilities, as well as a full lab will be on site allowing the clinic to function independently from the hospital.

“This will allow KDMC to continue to offer award-winning healthcare in the clinical setting as well as the hospital.” Culpepper said.

Culpepper explained that Montalvo’s staff from his former independent clinic, Brookhaven Internal Medicine, will be joining him in the new venture including Nurse Practitioner Tonya Hughey.

Montalvo’s new internal medicine clinic is set to open in June.

Montalvo’s practice will be located next door to the KDMC Medical Clinic operated by Dr. LeDon Langston, Dr. Amanda Smith and four nurse practitioners.

KDMC also operates a sports medicine orthopedic clinic run by Dr. John Turba and Physicians Assistant Brad Morton, as well as a pediatric and adolescent clinic run by Dr. Tim Shann.

Dr. Joshua Iles from The University of Mississippi Medical Center will be joining Dr. Shann’s practice.

“We are currently recruiting new doctors,” Culpepper said. “Right now we are in the process of securing contracts with intentions of bringing some in by July.”

Culpepper further explained that in addition to the clinical expansions more emergency room doctors are being hired.

“It’s a great opportunity to continue to expand in our community and give them the best healthcare possible,” Culpepper said.