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SCRMC Welcome Deepu Thoppil, MD

Posted July 18, 2022

South Central Regional Medical Center welcomes Deepu Thoppil, MD, Hospitalist, to the health system. Dr. Thoppil is a New Orleans native who graduated college from the University of New Orleans.  To pursue future mission work, he completed his medical degree from the Medical University of Lublin in Poland with his clinical rotations in New York. Following […]

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August 01 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Radiology Advancements: 3D Mammo

SCRMC is pleased to offer patients the Genius® 3D Mammography™ Exam. This technology provides better, earlier breast cancer detection compared to 2D alone. It finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography alone. Fred Vial, MD, Radiologist at SCRMC, is pleased to offer this service to women in our community.

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July 25 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Sleep Medicine Services

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poor sleep health is a common problem with 25% of U.S. adults. The report finds insufficient sleep or rest at least 15 out of every 30 days in adults. Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is a critical determinant of health and well-being. South Central Sleep […]

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July 18 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Optical Services at South Central Eye & Laser Center

South Central Eye & Laser Center offers optical services with an American Board Certified Optician, Kalea Lunsford. The optical area fits patients for glasses, contacts or whatever the ophthalmologist may prescribe. The center offers many options and has the latest technology in optical needs. To learn more, visit

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July 11 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Total Joint Replacement ft. Dr. Burns

Joint replacement is a life changing event. In many cases, hip and knee replacements are done on people with painful arthritis. In the early stages it’s not very painful and they can change some of their activities and get by. As time goes by the arthritis becomes more severe, more painful, and then it starts […]

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July 05 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Sports Medicine ft. Kendorean Russell

Kendorean Russell, a West Jones High School Football Player, suffered a meniscus tear and ACL tear during a game. Kendorean’s recovery time was spent with South Central Rehabilitation and Sports Performance+. His goal was to make a full recovery and chase his dream of being a college athlete. SCRMC was pleased to help him in […]

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June 27 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | South Central Children’s Academy

South Central Children’s Academy is an exclusive childcare facility for South Central employees. The academy offers education and care for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years old. As a benefit to employees at SCRMC, the program offers excellent learning opportunities. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a SCRMC employee, visit

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June 22 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Annual Wellness Exams

Cornise Miller, RN, with SCRMC Population Health, states, “As a population health nurse I am taking a proactive step in my patient’s healthcare. Our ultimate goal is a healthier Laurel.” Through the Population Health program, Medicare annual wellness exams are provided. This allows the healthcare team to identify problems before they happen. To learn more […]

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June 13 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Dry Needling Benefits

Dry Needling offers many benefits for people who are suffering with chronic pain. Shoulder pain, rotator cuff, chronic low back and neck pain, and chronic sports injuries are just a few types of conditions that dry needling can help alleviate pain from. To learn more about dry needling, visit or contact South Central Rehabilitation […]

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June 06 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Laser Tattoo Removal

Do you have unwanted ink that you would like to erase? The Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center offers laser tattoo removal. Common areas for treatment include face, neck, hands or arms. This safe and effective procedure is available locally. To learn more, call 601-425-7522.

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May 30 2022

SCRMC HealthBreak | Breastfeeding Hot Line

South Central Regional Medical Center has established a complimentary Breastfeeding Hot Line to answer questions, walk through the process and provide community resources. Expectant mothers and new mothers need to know that they are not alone when it comes to breastfeeding support. To call the Breastfeeding Hot Line, please dial 601-426-4234.

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