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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 3, 2006

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS LAMPTON TO STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Dr. Lucius Lampton, of Magnolia, to the Mississippi State Board of Health. The board provides policy direction for the State Department of Health, as well as approves the State’s health plan and rules and regulations of the Agency. The MBH is also responsible for appointing a State Health Officer to operate the agency.

 

“Dr. Lampton’s is many years of clinical practice combined with his extensive medical education make him well-qualified to fill this position. I am confident he will be an asset to this important board,” Governor Barbour said.

 

Dr. Lampton practices family medicine at the Walthall Clinic in Tylertown and at the Magnolia Clinic in Magnolia. He is president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and editor of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association. Board certified by the American Board of Family Practice, Dr. Lampton was awarded the degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians. His professional accomplishments include serving as president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians; ex-officio member of the board of trustees of the Mississippi State Medical Association; secretary and past president of the South Central Medical Society; and board member of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Alumni Association. In addition to medical practice, Dr. Lampton also works as a clinical association professor at Tulane Medical School and as clinical faculty for the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

 

He graduated from Rhodes College and earned a doctor of medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical School. Dr. Lampton and his wife, Lousie, have two children: Crawford and Garland.