Jesse Penico, MD, is a specialist in infectious disease. Dr. Penico brings his expertise to the Anderson Infectious Disease Center, where he treats patients who have infections or inflammatory conditions.
Infectious disease specialists like Dr. Penico are medical detectives. They examine difficult cases, looking for clues to identify the culprit and solve the problem.
Dr. Penico is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Pittsburg, Penn., and received his medical degree from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. He interned and did his residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.
Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, Dr. Penico was the Chief of the Infectious Disease Section and Director of the Infusion Clinic most recently at the Medical Center Clinic, West Florida Hospital. He also practiced at East Jefferson Hospital, Southern Baptist Hospital and Kenner Regional Hospital (formerly St. Jude).
His extensive experience in the fields of internal medicine and infectious disease involved working as an investigator in Phase 3 and 4 trials of some of the most well-known drugs on the market today.
Anderson Infectious Disease Center treats patients who have infections or inflammatory conditions and is located on the campus of Anderson- South.
Terri Smith, FNP joins Dr. Penico in the treatment of infectious diseases.
Terri graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a Master's of Science in Nursing. She also attended University of Southern Mississippi where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Meridian Community College where she received an Associate's Degree in Nursing. Terri has worked in many different clinical environments including Greater Meridian Health Clinic, East Mississippi State Hospital and Hudspeth Regional Center.
Pictured are: Heather Moore, RN, and Amy Wall, Medical Assistant...providing compassionate care to one of Dr. Penico's patients, Paula Thrash.
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