Merit Health Wesley

78%

Patients that would definitely recommend
8% higher than the national average

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery

12 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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80%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
11% higher than the national average

78%

Would definitely recommend
8% higher than the national average

Merit Health Wesley

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%73%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%89%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%70%66%

Merit Health Wesley

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%66%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%71%73%

Providers

Dr. Jimmy Adams, DO

Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Jimmy Adams, DO

Dr. Abumere Akinwale, MD

Ophthalmology

7 Ratings
Dr. Abumere Akinwale, MD

Dr. Darren Alexander, DMD

Dentistry

2 Ratings
Dr. Darren Alexander, DMD

Dr. Ronnie Ali, DO

Emergency Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. Ronnie Ali, DO

Dr. Nabih Alsheikh, MD

Neurology

Dr. Nabih Alsheikh, MD

Dr. George Atkinson, MD

Ophthalmology

1 Ratings
Dr. George Atkinson, MD

Lauren Aycock, FNP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

154 Ratings
Lauren Aycock, FNP

Dr. Deborah Azar, MD

Urology

10 Ratings
Dr. Deborah Azar, MD

Dr. George Azar III, MD

General Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. George Azar III, MD

Dr. Stephen Baker, MD

Cardiology

7 Ratings
Dr. Stephen Baker, MD

Dr. Vivek Barclay, MD

Pain Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Vivek Barclay, MD

Dr. Thomas Baylis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

10 Ratings
Dr. Thomas Baylis, MD

Dr. Jerry Beam, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Jerry Beam, MD

Dr. John Beaman, MD

Family Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. John Beaman, MD

Dr. Siddeeqah Bilal, MD

Psychiatry

4 Ratings
Dr. Siddeeqah Bilal, MD

Dr. Renee Bowling, MD

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Renee Bowling, MD

Dr. Scott Boyette, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Scott Boyette, MD

Dr. James Bronson II, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. James Bronson II, DO

Dr. Kurt Bruckmeier, MD

Internal Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Kurt Bruckmeier, MD

Dr. Stephen Buckley, MD

Gastroenterology

5 Ratings
Dr. Stephen Buckley, MD

Dr. Benjamin Burkett, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Benjamin Burkett, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Burns, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Burns, MD

Dr. Harry Butler, MD

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Harry Butler, MD

Dr. Curtis Childress, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

18 Ratings
Dr. Curtis Childress, MD

Dr. Joseph Childs, MD

Ophthalmology

3 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Childs, MD

Dr. Thomas Cliatt, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Thomas Cliatt, DO

Dr. Brandon Coleman, DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Brandon Coleman, DO

Dr. James Coltharp Jr, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

10 Ratings
Dr. James Coltharp Jr, MD

Dr. Nathan Compton, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Nathan Compton, MD

Dr. Donald Conerly, MD

Family Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Donald Conerly, MD

Dr. Stephen Conerly, MD

Dermatology

3 Ratings
Dr. Stephen Conerly, MD

Dr. Fisher Covin, MD

Cardiology

12 Ratings
Dr. Fisher Covin, MD

Dr. Daniel Crane Jr, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Daniel Crane Jr, MD

Dr. Virginia Crawford, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Virginia Crawford, MD

Dr. Marc Demyun, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Marc Demyun, MD

Dr. Sanjay Derhgawen, MD

Nephrology

Dr. Sanjay Derhgawen, MD

Dr. Chad Diamond, DO

Family Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Chad Diamond, DO

Dr. William Donald III, MD

General Surgery

1 Ratings
Dr. William Donald III, MD

Dr. Joseph Farina Jr, MD

Neurology

6 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Farina Jr, MD

Dr. William Farmer, DO

Gastroenterology

5 Ratings
Dr. William Farmer, DO

Dr. Gardner Fletcher, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Gardner Fletcher, MD

Dr. Arthur Fokakis, MD

Allergy & Immunology

3 Ratings
Dr. Arthur Fokakis, MD

Dr. Yvette Folse, MD

Sports Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Yvette Folse, MD

Dr. Henry Fox, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Henry Fox, MD

Dr. Harvey Gersh, MD

Nephrology

Dr. Harvey Gersh, MD

Dr. Wesley Girod, MD

General Surgery

8 Ratings
Dr. Wesley Girod, MD

Dr. Gagandeep Grewal, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Gagandeep Grewal, MD

Dr. Cameron Griffith, MD

Ophthalmology

14 Ratings
Dr. Cameron Griffith, MD

Amy Grubbs, NPC

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Amy Grubbs, NPC

Dr. Charles Guice III, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

14 Ratings
Dr. Charles Guice III, MD

Dr. Brian Hamilton, MD

General Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Brian Hamilton, MD

Dr. Joshua Hand, MD

Family Medicine

14 Ratings
Dr. Joshua Hand, MD

Dr. Stephen Harless, MD

Family Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. Stephen Harless, MD

Dr. Charles Hernandez, DO

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Charles Hernandez, DO

Dr. Loyd High, MD

Nephrology

1 Ratings
Dr. Loyd High, MD

Dr. Carla Holder, DO

Family Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Carla Holder, DO

Dr. Craig Howard, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Craig Howard, MD

Dr. Wayne Hughes, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Wayne Hughes, MD

Dr. Brian Humpherys, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. Brian Humpherys, MD

Dr. Derek Hunt

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Derek Hunt

Dr. Jerry Hyer Jr, MD

Pulmonary Disease

1 Ratings
Dr. Jerry Hyer Jr, MD

Dr. Brandon Ingram, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Brandon Ingram, MD

Dr. Rebecca Jameson, MD

Internal Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Rebecca Jameson, MD

Dr. Jaime Jimenez Agosto, MD

Ophthalmology

2 Ratings
Dr. Jaime Jimenez Agosto, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, MD

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, MD

Dr. Ralph Kahler, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Ralph Kahler, MD

Dr. Arvinder Kaul, MD

Psychiatry

20 Ratings
Dr. Arvinder Kaul, MD

Dr. Fredro Knight Jr, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Fredro Knight Jr, MD

Dr. Sivarama Kotikalapudi, MD

Internal Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Sivarama Kotikalapudi, MD

Dr. Stephen Lambert, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Stephen Lambert, MD

Dr. James Lamousin, MD

Psychiatry

8 Ratings
Dr. James Lamousin, MD

Christian Langley, FNP

Acute Care Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

4 Ratings
Christian Langley, FNP

Dr. Viral Lathia, MD

Cardiology

Dr. Viral Lathia, MD

Dr. David Lee, MD

Neurosurgery

29 Ratings
Dr. David Lee, MD

Dr. Joe Leigh, MD

Anesthesiology

2 Ratings
Dr. Joe Leigh, MD

Dr. Hal Liddell, MD

Urology

9 Ratings
Dr. Hal Liddell, MD

Dr. Andrew Lin, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Andrew Lin, MD

Dr. Jason Lindsey, DO

Family Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Jason Lindsey, DO

Dr. Melanie Lindsey, MD

Family Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Melanie Lindsey, MD

Dr. Lawrence Linett, MD

Sports Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Lawrence Linett, MD

Dr. John Lovejoy, MD

Cardiology

11 Ratings
Dr. John Lovejoy, MD

Dr. Terry Lowe, MD

Family Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Terry Lowe, MD

Dr. Andrew Marsh, MD

Emergency Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Andrew Marsh, MD

Dr. Michael May, MD

Family Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Michael May, MD

Dr. Joseph McIntire, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

3 Ratings
Dr. Joseph McIntire, MD

Dr. David McKellar, MD

Anesthesiology

8 Ratings
Dr. David McKellar, MD

Dr. Kathleen Messenger, MD

Neurology

13 Ratings
Dr. Kathleen Messenger, MD

Dr. Michael Molleston, MD

Neurosurgery

23 Ratings
Dr. Michael Molleston, MD

Dr. Charles Moore, MD

Urology

9 Ratings
Dr. Charles Moore, MD

Dr. David Morris, MD

Hematology

1 Ratings
Dr. David Morris, MD

Dr. Charles Morrissette, MD

Gastroenterology

5 Ratings
Dr. Charles Morrissette, MD

Dr. Kiper Nelson, MD

Ophthalmology

18 Ratings
Dr. Kiper Nelson, MD

Dr. Elliott Nipper, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Elliott Nipper, MD

Dr. Emily Nix, MD

Emergency Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Emily Nix, MD

Dr. Omolara Otaigbe, MD

Family Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Omolara Otaigbe, MD

Dr. William Pace, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

8 Ratings
Dr. William Pace, MD

Provider Reviews

Our town is privileged to have such a knowledgeable, talented physician.

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

Very caring and understanding. I would highly recommend Dr. Sitzman in dealing and relieving pain.

Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

I really trust and admire Dr. Sitzman with my healthcare

Oct 01 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

A truly confidence inspiring surgeon and a true Christian gentleman.

Sep 28 2019

Review for Dr. Kiper Nelson, MD

Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Washburne, MD

Epidural injection in low back. Great Pain relief expected as last injection was very helpful. Dr and Staff great as always!

Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

Nurse and Doctor worked fast and efficient with me and my procedure. Very kind, and warm welcoming.

Sep 24 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

I have researched and had ketamine treatments prior to coming here. I should have come here first. he explained everything to me in a way i understood. I could have saved a lot of money and a lot of worry if i would have come here first.

Sep 24 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

This provider never fails to fill my needs in terms of pain relief, as well as explaining what is going on with my body.

Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

Great Dr. and staff is outstanding. I could not be happier with the care i receive. Dont know what i would do without them.

Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

Dr Sitzman always treats me with the best and most accurate care. He truly cares!!!

Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

This made my life easier and more enjoyable in all of my activities.

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

we are number one with him he tries so hard to alleviate our pain

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

I always receive excellent care from Dr. Sitzman and his staff.

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

as always very friendly and willing to help in any way possibleya

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

Honestly if I could leave no stars I would. What kind of doctor tells a patients spouse that their heart is more important than the spouses appointment... sounds like a quack to me. That’s very rude bed side manners....

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Fisher Covin, MD

doctor is very thorough and pleasant. i feel as though he really cares about the pain his patients experience. thankful for him.

Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. Bretley Sitzman, MD

I had dual hip replacements by him at the end of 2012. I highly recommend Dr. Baylis and Premier Orthopedics. Very attentive to detail, listens to patients, a very positive experience.

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Baylis, MD

Everyone was very friendly and accomodating. Dr. Azar made me feel comfortable from the time she came in and she listened to what I had to say as well as answered any questions I had.

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Deborah Azar, MD

Dr. Messenger was so nice and really listens to you. I had a really great experience.

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Kathleen Messenger, MD

Very Happy with Dr. Harless. I've been his patient for many years. He listens and is a good physician.

Sep 02 2019

Review for Dr. Stephen Harless, MD

I was referred to Dr. Girod for a procedure. He asked questions and didn’t make me feel rushed. He explained everything thoroughly. Dr. Girod and the staff at Southern Surgery were excellent! I would highly recommend them.

Aug 21 2019

Review for Dr. Wesley Girod, MD

Been treating me and my wife for several years. A-fib and HBP problems. Through all the steps including referral to Ocshner for ablation. Trust his judgement and expertise. I'm 85 and still run and play golf thanks to his good treatment. He is good

Aug 20 2019

Review for Dr. Stephen Baker, MD

Aug 20 2019

Review for Dr. David Lee, MD

Shows respect and will explain diagnosis to understand.

in Ellisville , MS - Aug 02 2019

Review for Dr. Charles Guice III, MD

Jul 25 2019

Review for Dr. Joseph Washburne, MD

Jul 23 2019

Review for Dr. Sivarama Kotikalapudi, MD

Jul 11 2019

Review for Dr. David McKellar, MD

I can’t say enough good about Dr Liddell and his staff. A tumor was found on my bladder and he removed it and has been very very proactive on making sure it didn’t come back.... he is wonderful ! Oh and the surgery center on the top floor is top notch !!!

Jul 06 2019

Review for Dr. Hal Liddell, MD

Jul 03 2019

Review for Dr. Marion Sessums, MD

Hattiesburg, MS - Jun 22 2019

Review for Dr. Charles Guice III, MD

in Hattiesburg , MS - Jun 15 2019

Review for Dr. Eldred Wiser, MD

May 25 2019

Review for Dr. Wesley Girod, MD

First scheduled patient of the day, yet she seen 3 others before seeing us. Wait time was over an hour.

May 22 2019

Review for Dr. Kathleen Messenger, MD

May 17 2019

Review for Dr. Stephen Baker, MD

I had been having symptoms that needed to be checked out. I had my local provider to set up an appointment with Dr Ross. I came for the appt and I was very impressed by Dr Ross. I would give him the absolute highest rating.

May 03 2019

Review for Dr. Randolph Ross, MD

Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Brandon Coleman, DO

Apr 09 2019

Review for Dr. David Lee, MD

I cannot recommend Dr. Alexander enough! I was very anxious, but he put me at ease and was very thorough in answering all of my questions. He and his staff are the best!

Apr 05 2019

Review for Dr. Darren Alexander, DMD

As I said at the outset, Dr. Moore may well be a fine physician, but his practice does not allow one to judge. We would also have preferred a personal apology, or some ownership of the problem. And we certainly do not recommend Southern Surgery and Urology.

Mar 28 2019

Review for Dr. Charles Moore, MD

Quite frankly one of the best medical experiences I've had. Courteous, caring, and professional describes Dr. Roy and staff. I'm a fan.

Mar 27 2019

Review for Dr. David Roy, DO

Dr. Hand always explains very carefully and in terms that we can understand. Dr. Hand has helpe me with many issues and has pulled me from rock bottom. I appreciate Dr Hand for having the kindness, his professionalism and patience that he has.

Mar 24 2019

Review for Dr. Joshua Hand, MD

Dr. Griffith performed 5 surgeries on my eyes. Two of those surgeries were successful cornea transplants. I highly recommend Dr. Griffith.

Mar 21 2019

Review for Dr. Cameron Griffith, MD

I've been his patient over 10 years (prostrate). He identified my prostrate cancer (Gleeson scale 8) in 2012, and has continued to treat me following successful seeding results by Oncologist. Spends time with you and explains your treatment options in plain language. Very personable.

Mar 16 2019

Review for Dr. Hal Liddell, MD

Dr Lindsey has always treated me with respect and compassion and has never made me feel rushed or unimportant. He is the most thorough and patient friendly doctor I have ever had.

Mar 11 2019

Review for Dr. Jason Lindsey, DO

Dr Buckley knew what to do when I had an intestinal bleed last year. He is a caring compassionate doctor. He always has time to see me. Always get a quick appointment This is everything that one needs in a doctor

Mar 11 2019

Review for Dr. Stephen Buckley, MD

I have already recommended Dr. Burns to several persons. He replaced both my knees and did a wonderful job. He is a very caring person who takes the time to discuss both the procedure and the healing process.

in Hattiesburg, MS - Feb 28 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Burns, MD

Dr. Guide walked in, went to computer, read what nurse wrote and with his back still turned to me, made a diagnosis. Then looked in my ears, nose and throat for a total of 30 secs, max. And then said I needed a hearing test. I walked out. Will not go back. He was rude and rough in his exam.

Feb 16 2019

Review for Dr. Charles Guice III, MD

An awesome and personal dr who makes you feel more than a number. My wife and I both highly recommend him. He repeatedly checked on her after surgery. He was amazing!

in Waynesboro, MS - Feb 13 2019

Review for Dr. Charles Moore, MD

Location

Merit Health Wesley

5001 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402