Tuesday, November 20, 2018

December Med School Café to Address Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Med School Café for December will feature Dr. Meir Mizrahi, assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a gastroenterologist with USA Physicians Group.

His lecture, titled "How to Treat  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease," will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Faculty Club on USA's main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation will begin at noon.

Dr. Mizrahi earned his medical degree from the Bologna School of Medicine in Bologna, Italy. He completed his residency training and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. He then completed a research and clinical fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in the Center of Advanced Endoscopy in Boston.

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine and USA Physicians Group share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

The Med School Café lunch and lecture are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail kepartridge@health.southalabama.edu.

Monday, November 19, 2018

USA Physicians Group Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Erin Sheppard

Erin Sheppard recently joined USA Physicians Group as a family medicine nurse practitioner.

Previously, Sheppard spent over 10 years as a registered nurse, traveling to serve in labor and delivery departments in Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas and the island of St. Croix. Most recently, the last several years of her tenure as an RN were spent in labor and delivery at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and completed her master’s degree at USA College of Nursing, where she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Currently, Sheppard is pursuing her doctorate of nursing practice at USA.

Sheppard is now accepting new patients. To make an appointment with her, call (251) 434-3475.