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Robert A. DeSantis, MD, Joins South Central Regional Medical Center

Posted on December 28, 2018

Robert A. DeSantis, MD, Joins South Central Regional Medical Center

Effective January 1, 2019, Laurel OBGYN, PA is now OB-GYN Group of Laurel

Effective January 1, 2019, Robert A. DeSantis, MD, and staff at Laurel Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, will join South Central Regional Medical Center. The facility name will change to OB-GYN Group of Laurel, a division of South Central Clinics. Dr. DeSantis is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist that has provided healthcare for women of all ages since 1991.

Robert A. DeSantis, MD Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Dr. DeSantis completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1991. While serving in the United States Army, Dr. DeSantis completed his internship and residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1995. Since completion of his training, Dr. DeSantis has practiced in Hattiesburg, MS, Birmingham, AL and his hometown of Laurel.

In 2014, Dr. DeSantis and his family returned home to Laurel to open Laurel Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, and Mississippi Hormone Health and Wellness, PA. Since this time, the community and patients have developed a relationship with the staff of Laurel OB-GYN, PA. With the transition to South Central Clinics, the staff, location and phone number will remain the same.

“We are pleased to join the South Central health system,” states Dr. DeSantis. “With the ever-changing rules and regulations in healthcare today, we are excited to turn over the business side of medicine to South Central. This opportunity will allow us to focus more on the healthcare needs of our patients.”

Dr. DeSantis and staff will join OB-GYN Group of Laurel. He will continue to share call with South Central OB-GYN physicians, Michael Weber, MD, Rachel Cudworth, DO, and Keith Winstead, DO.

Doug Higginbotham, President and Chief Executive Officer at South Central Regional Medical Center, states, “It is a pleasure to have Dr. DeSantis and staff join the SCRMC team. Dr. DeSantis has been in the call coverage rotation with our staff since July 2018, so this is a natural progression in our relationship. We welcome his patients to the South Central health system.”

Dr. DeSantis will continue to provide healthcare for women of all ages. Services will include: general obstetrics and gynecological care, high risk pregnancy, adolescent care, hormone replacement therapy, urinary incontinence, infertility, preventative health and minimally invasive surgery including the daVinci® Surgical System at SCRMC.

“The providers at South Central are exceptional. I look forward to working together to provide excellent care to our community,” said Dr. DeSantis. “Thank you to our patients for working with us during this transition. We are looking forward to a healthy and happy 2019.”

The clinic is located at 319 South 11th Avenue in Laurel, across from South Central Regional Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call 601-649-9904. To learn more about healthcare services at SCRMC, visit