Providers

Bailee Cerra, FNP

Bailee Cerra, FNP, completed her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2015. Following graduation, Bailee served as a Registered Nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS, on the Medical-Surgical Unit and Stepdown Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Bailee returned to Jones County to begin her career at South Central Regional Medical Center in 2018 as a RN in the ICU. In 2020, Bailee entered USM’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. She completed the program in December 2022 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2023, SCRMC was pleased to welcome Bailee back to our health system as a healthcare provider in our family medicine clinic.

Donnie Scoggin, FNP

Donnie Scoggin, FNP, completed his associate degree in nursing at Jones County Junior College in 1989, his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1991 from the University of Southern Mississippi and his master’s of science in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1993. Donnie has served as a Nurse Practitioner with South Central Regional Medical Center since 1994.

Danielle Welch, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Danielle Welch, RN, MSN, FNP-C, received an Associate Degree in nursing at Jones College in 2008 followed by a  Bachelor of Science Degree at William Carey University in 2012 and a Master’s of Science Degree as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner at Kaplan University in Davenport, Iowa in 2016. She has worked in the field of nursing for South Central since 2009. She specializes in the treatment of both adults and children including chronic conditions as well as urgent care needs. She is honored to live and work in Ellisville, Mississippi.

Robert A. DeSantis, MD

Robert A. DeSantis, MD, 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.

Dr. DeSantis provides healthcare for women of all ages at Ellisville OB-GYN Clinic and South Central Obstetrics & Gynecology. Services 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.

Stacey S. Nix, FNP

Achyutha Pujari, MD

Patricia Tibbs, MD

Dr. Patricia Tibbs is a pediatrician who works at Ellisville Pediatric Clinic in Ellisville, Mississippi. She has practiced medicine in the Laurel and Ellisville area in Jones County, Mississippi for 23 years. She works as an attending physician at South Central Regional Medical Center. She is also a preceptor for pediatrics on staff with William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Tibbs received her medical degree at Makerere University Medical School in Kampala, Uganda. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following that, she completed a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics also at the University of Illinois. During that time, she also obtained a master’s degree in public health, in maternal and child health at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. Dr. Tibbs is board certified in pediatrics.

Carley Robinson, PNP

Jessie Watson, PNP

Jessie Watson, PNP, completed her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2017. Following graduation, Jessie served as a Registered Nurse at Merit Health Wesley in the NICU and at The Children’s Clinic in Hattiesburg. In 2021, Jessie entered the University of South Alabama’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. She completed the program in 2022 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. In 2023, SCRMC welcomed Jessie to our health system as a healthcare provider in our pediatric clinic.

As the only pediatric clinic in Ellisville, Ellisville Pediatric Clinic provides acute and comprehensive medical care for pediatric and adolescent patients. Services include acute care illnesses, well-baby and health maintenance examinations, immunizations, chronic care for asthma and diabetes, attention deficit disorder and more. Jessie and the healthcare team at Ellisville Pediatric Clinic provide personalized healthcare for children Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Laboratory and digital radiology services are provided onsite. To schedule an appointment, call 601-477-3550.

Dan Diers, DPT, ATC, MPT

Dan Diers, DPT, ATC, MPT, received his Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology with minors in Biology and Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1994. He completed his Master of Physical Therapy from Governors State University in 1998. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Governors State University in 2015. He served as a student Athletic Trainer for the United States Swim Team in two different Olympics and also served as a student Athletic Trainer for NCAA swimming championships for 4 years.

Dan has been employed with South Central Regional Medical Center since 2001 and taken specialty courses in manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. His primary clinical practice is outpatient orthopedics and vestibular rehabilitation. He is also involved in the development and program design of SCRMC’s SportsPerformance+ program, focusing on athletic enhancement. Dan has served as the Athletic Trainer for South Jones High School since 2001.

Sarah Douglas, LPTA

Sarah Douglas, a licensed physical therapist assistant (LPTA), is a graduate of Pearl River Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and has been licensed with the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy as a LPTA since 2010.  She has experience working with pediatrics, geriatrics, athletes, orthopedics and neurological patients in Outpatient, Inpatient and Long Term Facilities.  Sarah has been employed with South Central Regional Medical Center since 2015.