Memorial Hospital expands services to Diamondhead

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - A new health clinic opened its doors in Diamondhead. The ribbon was cut Wednesday at Memorial Physician Clinic and Diagnostic Center.

"We said, you know what, if you can't come to us, we are going to come to you," Dr. Lee Voulters said.

Neurologist Doctor Lee Voulters is one of the many doctors that will be spending time in the brand new 15,000 square foot facility.

"A lot of our patients from this area would have to come to Gulfport to see us. Really, it was difficult for them to get there and they just don't like leaving the community," said Voulters.

So, Memorial brought the clinic to them, offering a number of different services, including neurology, orthopedics and urology.

Memorial Hospital CEO Gary Marchand said patients will receive top notch care using state of the art technology.

"We have a walk in physician clinic for primary care which is for bee stings, flu, colds, ear aches. We can do full diagnostic work ups here," Marchand said.

Cat scanning for major body images can be performed within a matter of seconds, and Voulters said patients won't have to travel for minor X-rays.

"We're great believers in community health based medicine or community health hospital," Voulters said. "Obviously for very sick patients, acute care has to be done in the hospital. But for outpatient services and providing services we want to come to the community, we want to make it as easy as possible and have easy access. It's all about physician patient relationships and we want to make it as easy as possible and easy access to healthcare people want."

Memorial's Physician Clinic and Diagnostic Center is located off of Leisure Time Drive in Diamondhead and is open six days a week.

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