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Physician-led, team-based care matters to Mississippians.

The State Scope of Practice Partnership (SSOPP) is a diverse group of 17 organizations, including physicians and nurse practitioners, working to protect physician-led, team-based care in Mississippi. These partner organizations represent thousands of professionals from specialties around the state who support the collaboration that leads to superior patient outcomes.

Statewide Polling Shows Mississippians Support Physician-Led, Team-Based Care

The Voices of Medicine

Breaking up medical teams will not solve physician shortage

As a Mississippi-licensed board-certified family medicine physician, I’m very concerned about House Bill 613, which would remove the supervision requirement for advanced practice nurses collaborating with physicians. I have been a Mississippi physician in family and emergency medicine for nearly four decades, and from this experience, I have great confidence in a team approach to […]

Coast doctor argues against bill that would allow unsupervised nurse practitioners

As a Mississippi-licensed internal medicine physician, I’m very concerned about House Bill 613, which would remove the supervision requirement for advanced practice nurses collaborating with physicians in our state. Each member of a medical team brings value to patient care. Each role is important, but physicians bring more than 12,000 hours of training and experience, […]

Reject bill to allow optometrists to perform surgery

The eye is a wonderous and complex organ. The sight that it gives us is to be cherished and protected. Having done surgery as an ophthalmologist for more than 30 years, I know firsthand the challenges of operating on the eye. It is a fine art honed by years of practice based on many years […]