Anderson Welcomes New Infectious Disease Specialist

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Anderson Regional Medical Center welcomes Jesse P. Penico, MD, who will be practicing at the Anderson Infectious Disease Center.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Penico in Meridian,” said L. Ray Humphreys, President and CEO, “He will be filling a much-needed specialty for our community.”

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.

He and his wife, Roxanne, have four children.

The Anderson Infectious Disease Center treats patients who have infections or inflammatory conditions and is located at 1400 20th Ave., in the suite adjacent to Cardiac Surgical Associates, 601.553.6361.