New services available through this partnership include but are not limited to:
- Management of acute and chronic illnesses
- Women’s healthcare
- Wellness exams
- Minor injuries
- Immunizations for children
- OBGYN appointments
- Pediatric care
- Mental health therapy
- Urological services
- Access to surgery specialists
- Work injury treatment
- Drug testing
- Pre-employment and school physicals
- Nutritional exercise consultations
- DOT physicals
- Flu shots
Health. Wellness. Community. Family.
Those words define the Leland Medical Clinic and the residents we serve. Delivering a variety of services and programs that eclipse traditional clinics, the Leland Medical Clinic is a source of comfort for Delta residents who know that the care they need and deserve is right here in one place. From simple emergency care to behavioral health services to fitness and exercise facilities, the Leland Medical Clinic has set itself apart from conventional clinics in the Mississippi Delta. And with an experienced and dedicated healthcare team to deliver a diversity of quality services, we are setting the bar for locally provided healthcare.
Experience and Dedication.
The Leland Medical Clinic staff in their own words….
Abbie Robinson, Behavioral Therapist
I believe that our greatest hurts and greatest healing can be found in the context of relationship; therefore, I work primarily from a Carl Rogers perspective which states that the most fundamental requirement of effective counseling is for the client and counselor develop a strong therapeutic bond. I seek to know my clients as individuals apart from their problems. I strive to be a warm, accepting, and empathetic presence in their lives to create a safe space for verbal processing. I also use a Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy approach which strives to change behavior by identifying negative thought patterns that are inhibiting ideal functioning. Finally, I work to address family-of-origin issues that have impacted the client’s view of self and others. These approaches work well with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, relationship issues, and mood disorders. Due to the conversational nature of my work, I only see patients ages 12 and up. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling as much as possible, jogging around Cleveland, spending time with my daughters, and eating my husband’s superb cooking.
Amy McIntire, Administrative Manager
I am the administrative manager at Leland Medical Clinic. I have a B.S. in business administration from Mississippi State University. I love the clinical aspect of the clinic. I am responsible for PCMH Certification, OSHA trainings and compliance, Emergency Preparedness, our Mobile Clinic, the Patient Advisory Board, assisting in Quality Improvement, and maintaining provider credentialing. I love working at Leland Medical Clinic because we are a family. Everyone puts the clinic and our team above themselves and are always willing to lend a hand whenever needed.
Teresa Womack, Registered Nurse
I have been a Registered Nurse for 22 years. I received my ADN degree from MDCC. I have two amazing children which truly brighten my day.
During my nursing career I have worked in several different fields including Labor and Delivery, Interventional Radiology, Pain management, GI, and Outpatient surgery. I love interacting and caring for patients. I have enjoyed my time here at LMC. Its great working at my hometown clinic. LMC offers so many great opportunities for patient, the community, and their employees. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my children and being outdoors preferably at the Beach!
Cay Ely, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for children, adolescents, and adults sees patients at Leland Medical by appointment. She offers assessments, psychiatric diagnosis, medication management with a treatment plan and ongoing patient care for several mental health diagnoses including ADHD, anxiety, autistic spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia.
Mrs. Ely provides the highest standard of care and practice protocols along with current and emerging research to provide the best possible outcome for the treatment of her patients, and she aims to educate her patients and their families to promote good mental health. Cay’s key goal is to offer hope, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to help others realize that it is “Ok not to be Ok .“ Seeking help for mental illness can be life changing and seeing patients’ lives improve is extremely gratifying for her.
Cay Ely obtained her nurse practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama, including the recognition of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
Debra Clark, Revenue Cycle Manager
I have been employed with the Leland Medical Clinic since 2013. My duties as revenue cycle manager include producing monthly reports for revenue cycle performance meetings and supervising the senior biller. I also serve as the primary contact for uninsured patients seeking fee concessions or payment plans. I enjoy working with these patients to help make sure their healthcare needs are met.
Edwina Bounds, Medical Assistant
I have three wonderful and amazing children. I am from Indianola, where I attended high school at Gentry High aka ‘RAM NATION”! After graduating, I attended college at Delta State University, where I majored in biology. Later, I moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where I enrolled in nursing school for practical nursing. I moved back to the Mississippi Delta where I am currently working at Leland Medical Clinic as a medical assistant. I work with an amazing team at LMC. As a young girl, I loved caring and helping others. Nursing always have been a passion of mine. I am a passionate mental health advocate. I enjoy helping patients who struggle with mental illness and their families.
Heather Lloyd, Family Nurse Practitioner
Heather Lloyd is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She earned her master’s degree from Delta State University in 2005. She has been with Delta Health Alliance since 2013. Heather has had the opportunity to work in internal medicine, pediatric, cardiology, and pain management settings. She provides preventative care, acute care, and helps patients manage chronic medical conditions. Heather believes that taking time and listening to patients is vital to helping them make decisions about their health and well-being. She enjoys providing excellent care to her patients. Heather is thankful to be a part of the Leland Medical Clinic family and part of an organization that is making a difference in the Mississippi Delta.
Hilary Meier, Vice President of Clinic Affairs
I have been with the Leland Medical Clinic since 2017. My background is in counseling and I worked in an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility for five years, before going into private practice for a year. I have always wanted to help others becoming healthy holistically and I get to do that here at LMC. We see patients for physical issues, behavioral health issues, and have now added a Wellness Center. We truly get to treat the whole patient.
Kathy Evans, Front Desk Clerk
I have been part of the Leland Medical Clinic team since 2014. As the clinic receptionist, I get to greet patients who come through the door and speak to them on the phone. My goal is to make lasting first impressions and to make sure everyone is treated well.
Kendarius Moore, Wellness Center Manager
I’m manager of the Leland Medical Clinic’s Wellness Center and a proud member of the LMC family. I graduated with a B.S. in exercise science from Delta State University in 2017. Upon graduation, I became a member of the American College of Sports Medicine which is the home of a group of health professionals dedicated to the advancement of exercise science. My position as Wellness Center manager consists of planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating programs, and making administrative decisions to bring real purpose to people’s lives.
Lacie Arrington-Brackeen, Family Nurse Practitioner
Lacie Brackeen, FNP-C graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1998. Her early nursing experience included emergency room and clinic nursing. The majority of her nursing career was spent in home health care, where she developed a passion for patient education and caring for the patient as a “whole.” In 2011, Lacie was accepted into the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Mississippi University for Women. After graduating with honors and obtaining her certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2012, she has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the rural Mississippi Delta. Lacie’s passion has always been “patient education”; for which she has received several awards and recognition from her employers and instructors. Lacie accepts patients of all ages, performs yearly wellness exams, acute care “sick” visits along with managing patients with chronic medical conditions.
Myles Grubb, Wellness Center Coordinator
I attended Washington School K-12. I then went to Mississippi Delta Community College where I studied general education and played two years of football. After my two years at MDCC, I went to Delta State University where I earned my degree in exercise science with a minor in family consumer science. I have been in the medical and fitness profession for the last ten years. So come join me at Leland Medical Clinic’s new Wellness Center and let me put a workout plan together for you.
Rob’Dreka Shaw, Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2016. My former experiences include 3 years in psychiatric inpatient services for children and 3 years of college counseling. I currently hold certification as a National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor and Certified Aut-Play Therapist. I am a member of American Counseling Association, Mississippi Counseling Association, as well as, Mississippi Licensed Professional Counseling Association where I serve on the executive board.
I have been a member of the LMC team since 2019 where I provide individual and family therapy to anyone over the age of 3 years old. Some of my specialties are mood disorders, anxiety, anger management, communication and conflict management, identity development and self-esteem, trauma and abuse, relationships, LGBTQIA+ issues and stress management.
Shambria Chillis, Case Manager/Patient Navigator
I am a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Social Work. I have been a social worker for 6 years. My former experiences include 3 years working with Child protection Services and 2 years with Families First of Greenville, MS. I have dedicated my time to helping the families in our community find resources to better themselves and their family unit. I have been a member of the LMC team since 2019 where I provide case management to patients of the clinic and the community. I help guide individuals and families to needed resources in the community and the different programs that Delta Health Alliance has. I work with patience on life goals and help set steps to reach them.
Susie Davis, Billing Manager
I have more than 28 years of management experience in a variety of health care settings, such as radiation therapy, neurology and primary care practices. My goal has always been to lead with a very hands-on approach to the daily operations of these practices. The Leland Medical is such an important part of the lives of this community and I’m proud to be part of providing healthcare to its residents.
Tameka Brisco, Medical Assistant
My role at Leland Medical Clinic is front desk/billing clerk. I love working here and I would like people to know that I am all about getting the job done while working. (All work, no play) My hobbies are spending time with my family, traveling, & supporting the kids at school functions. My favorite food is hot tamales, favorite TV show is Chicago P.D., and my favorite music is R&B. On my bucket list is to go visit Bora Bora.Tameka Brisco has been with Delta Health Alliance for 3yrs & 1 month. She started out working as the Front Desk/Billing Clerk for Leland Medical Clinic. However, by furthering her education, she now works as a Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomist at the clinic. Tameka is willing to go out her way to help any and everyone. She assists patients on a daily basis with their health care needs, working alongside of the nurses and nurse practitioners. In her spare time, Tameka loves to spend time with her family, travel, and just relaxing. Tameka plans to keep furthering her education, so that she can keep climbing the ladder to success.Tameka Brisco, Front Desk Clerk
My role at Leland Medical Clinic is front desk/billing clerk. I love working here and I would like people to know that I am all about getting the job done while working. (All work, no play) My hobbies are spending time with my family, traveling, & supporting the kids at school functions. My favorite food is hot tamales, favorite TV show is Chicago P.D., and my favorite music is R&B. On my bucket list is to go visit Bora Bora.
Tammy Marquis, Licensed Practical Nurse
I’m a licensed practical nurse, level two. I’m IV certified. I have worked at Leland Medical Clinic for a little over three years. I love working at Leland Medical Clinic because we are like family. Nursing is my passion. I enjoy getting to know the patients as well as getting to help them. Nursing is a very rewarding profession. I work on the Primary care side. If I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my son.
My name is Shelby Ballinger. I am the nutritionist here at Leland Medical Clinic. I provide free nutrition services to Leland Medical Clinic patients of all ages. These services include nutrition counseling, weight management, providing general healthy eating and meal planning tips, and helping manage chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. My hours are from 7:30am – 6:00pm. I also work with a couple of projects at LMC: Delta Diabetic BLUES Initiative and the Delta Produce Prescriptions Project. My role in these projects includes providing nutrition education, teaching cooking classes, and leading grocery store tours. I also dedicate some of my time to the Delta Wellness Center. I lead cooking classes in the Delta Wellness Center kitchen and teach the Senior Strength training exercise class.
Felecia L. Johnson, Substance Use Disorder Coordinator
Felecia (BSW) graduated Delta State University. I joined the team back in January (2021) as the SUD Coordinator. I am the mother of one son, Caylor, who is 5. I am also a graduate student at Delta State University studying (Mental Health Counselling). My goal for this position is to enhance human well-being and to help each client to obtain and maintain sobriety, living drug and/or alcohol-free.
Lesa Wise, Director of Programs
Lesa Wise is a Delta native having grown up in Greenville, MS. She is married to David Wise, and they have four adult children and reside in Scott, MS. Mrs. Wise attended MS State University as an undergraduate and holds an MBA from Delta State University. She has an extensive background in clinic administration. In her current role as Director of Programs for Leland Medical Clinic, she oversees all clinical grants.
Amanda Polasini, Radiology/ Mammography Technologist
I am the Radiology/Mammography Technologist here at Leland Medical Clinic. I have been if the radiology field for 24 years and just recently joined the LMC staff. We offer mammograms for woman and general x-rays for any age groups.
Keyanna Nealon, Program Coordinator
Keyanna Nealon joined Delta Health Alliance in March 2021 as a Program Coordinator, overseeing our Delta Produce Rx program that allows the Leland Medical Clinic nutritionist to prescribe fruits and vegetables to eligible patients as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to treat diet-related health conditions. She is an administrative professional specialized in managing, coordinating, and overseeing planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating the Delta Produce Rx program. Prior to joining the team in March 2021, Keyanna held several magnanimous titles such as serving in the quality department at Mars Food, working as a Biomedical Aide at the United States Department of Agriculture, and teaching Science at the secondary level. She graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health from the Mississippi University for Women.
Ashley Green, Front Desk Clerk
Ashley Green is a Front Desk Clerk at Leland Medical Clinic. She has been a part of this amazing team since January 2020. Ashley is a dedicated wife and mother of two, who enjoys taking trips with her family. She has a passion for putting smiles on faces and making everyone feel welcomed. She is excited to make a difference in everyone’s lives whether it is a bright smile or listening ear.
Charity Chukwuma, Wellness Center Clerk
Charity plays an important role of making sure gym members are sign up and has full access to gym. Charity currently is a student a Delta State University majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. Charity plans on becoming a Registered Dietitian and helping the community to improve eating habits by choosing nutritional meals.
Alexis Williams, Case Manager/ Patient Navigator
Alexis Williams joined the Leland Medical Clinic staff as a Client Navigator in March 2021. Alexis Williams sees patients at Leland Medical every Monday and Tuesday. She acts as a liaison for patients of all ages to effectively link them to provided services and programs within the clinic. In addition to serving as a Client Navigator at the clinic, Alexis Williams also holds her master’s degree in Social Work and is provisionally certified in mental health therapy.
Charvion Carter, Wellness Center Clerk
My name is Charvion Carter, and I am a member of DHA here to keep you safe, healthy, and happy. I’m one of the receptionists at the Wellness Center, and it’s my job to keep the place clean and get you put into a system that will be beneficial towards getting you that dream body you’ve always wanted. We have an incredible team working 7 days a week for more than a paycheck. It is of shared interest that we engage with, encourage, and enhance the community of Leland and all members of the Wellness Center. Personally, becoming a member of DHA has proved to be very productive and has put me in a position to excel as a young adult. I’m grateful to be apart of this organization and very supportive of DWC’s initiative. It would be an honor to help you see your best self. We all deserve someone who will push us in the right direction, but it is on you to take the first step.
Barbara Ann Beckham, Director of Behavioral Health Programs
I have been with Delta Health Alliance/Leland Medical Clinic since 2018. I am a master’s social worker and currently serve as the Director of Behavioral Health Programs. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Delta State University in 2014 and earned my Master of Social Work in 2017 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. My goal is to ensure all individuals are provided an environment of compassion and support to realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. The Leland Medical Clinic plays an important part in the lives of our community members, and I am proud to be a part of it.