In response to community needs, Southern Regional Medical Center recently expanded its Neuroscience Services Line offering the diagnosis and treatment of common to complex neurological disorders that include treatment for back and neck pain; degenerative disc disease; herniated discs; pinched (compressed) nerves; spinal stenosis; sciatica; and other neurological conditions and diseases.

“We are truly pleased to be able to expand neurosurgery services with a focus on treating neck and spine neurological disorders,” states Charlotte W. Dupré, President and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center. “Our multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and therapists prioritize our patient’s care plans and works with each patient to improve the quality of their life.”

Jerry L Walters, II, MD, Neurosurgery, has joined the hospital’s multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and therapists who will work collaboratively to provide patients with advanced diagnosis, comprehensive treatments, and compassionate care that puts them on the path to recovery. Dr. Walters is a graduate of Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, MS) and Brown University Medical School (Providence, RI). He completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he received extensive training in both open and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgery and the Congress of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Walters joins Said Elshahbi, MD, Neurosurgery, at Legacy Brain & Spine, and will be focusing on providing patient care at their Riverdale office.

The Neuroscience Services Line continues to provide oversight of Southern Regional’s award-winning Primary Stroke Center, which offers comprehensive around-the-clock stroke care. Originally certified by The Joint Commission in 2008, our Primary Stroke Center has continually achieved gold plus, gold, and silver awards for maintaining excellence in stroke care by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.