Published on April 30, 2012

Baptist Medical Group announces partnership with Cordova clinic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Baptist Medical Group, an affiliate of Baptist Memorial Health Care, recently partnered with Drs. Gregory K. Jenkins and H. Howard Nease to form Baptist Medical Group-Jenkins and Nease Internal Medicine.

Jenkins, a native of Bruce, Miss., has worked in private practice for more than 20 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in biological science from the University of Mississippi and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and holds medical licensure in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Nease earned his bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Tennessee and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He served as a major in the United States Air Force and is board certified in internal medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians.

BMG-Jenkins and Nease Internal Medicine provides care for adults, with an emphasis on preventive care, managing acute and complex conditions, and monitoring medication interactions and side effects. The team diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, digestive disorders, allergies and sinus infections, arthritis, osteoporosis and much more. Patients can also get wellness exams and flu, pneumonia, shingles and other vaccines.

"The medical team at BMG-Jenkins and Nease Internal Medicine are highly skilled and have maintained a great reputation throughout the Mid-South," said Jim Boswell, vice president of physician operations and chief executive officer for BMG. "They will serve as strong assets for Baptist and the community at large."

The office is located at 8138 Country Village Dr. in Cordova, Tenn. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 901-260-3100.

BMG is one of the area's largest not-for-profit multispecialty physician group practices, with more than 300 physicians representing 31 specialties in West Tennessee, East Arkansas and North Mississippi.

Since April 2009, BMG has opened primary care and internal medicine physician practices in Memphis, Arlington, Lakeland, Collierville, the Forest Hill area and several locations in Mississippi, with ongoing plans to expand to other areas and specialties. In 2010, BMG acquired NEA Clinic, the largest physician group in Northeast Arkansas. Most recently, Memphis Heart Clinic joined BMG and merged with Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, another BMG practice.

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