Candidates for Physician Member  

Dr. Ryves Moore

Candidate Bio:

I am a native of Holly Springs and received my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Mississippi in 2003. I then went on to the University of Mississippi School of Medicine to
complete my medical degree.

 

From there, I completed a 5 year orthopedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN. I was then chosen to complete an additional year of subspecialty training in sports medicine with the world-renowned Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL. Throughout training, I assisted in the care of many high schools, colleges, and professional teams including the University of Memphis, Memphis Redbirds (AAA St Louis Cardinals), Memphis Grizzlies, Birmingham Barons (AA Chicago White Sox), and the University of Alabama.

 

It was during these times when I really came to understand the importance of athletic trainers and the integral role they serve in the care of athletes. Working in conjunction with AT’s like R.T. Floyd, Jeff Allen, and many others provided insight on the numerous roles that AT’s serve – caregiver, sports psychologist, educator and many more.

 

Currently, I serve as the team physician for many local high schools in the north Mississippi area, as well as for teams in the junior college and collegiate ranks. I am passionate about injury prevention, particularly when it comes to overhead athletes. I have given several lectureships on the Tommy John epidemic and proper arm care in throwers to ATs/PTs/OTs for continuing education credits.

 

I look forward to the opportunity to working with the Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association in order to advocate for the field of athletic training and to bring awareness to the great contributions ATs
provide to their schools and communities.

Dr. Jessica Tullos

Candidate Bio:

Dr. Tullos received her medical degree from William Carey University – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Miss., and completed an internship at Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, Calif.

 

She completed her residency in family medicine through the Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program in Hattiesburg, Miss., and a sports medicine fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.  While completing her fellowship, she worked as one of the team physicians at Texas Christian University.  Tullos is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine with special certification in Primary Care Sports Medicine.

 

She has special practice interests in female athletic health and concussion management. At Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Tullos treats a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, from chronic issues to acute injuries. She also provides treatment and management for concussions. She has training in ultrasound guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

 

She provides coverage for local high schools in addition to covering a free clinic on Friday nights during football season for local athletes.  Dr. Tullos is also one of the team physicians for Jones County Junior College. 

 

With our recent health crisis, Dr. Tullos has been working at the local Cough and Fever clinic assisting in screening and testing of COVID-19 patients in addition to managing those ill with COVID.  She has helped developed an algorithm for return to play for athletes that have been affected by COVID-19 in order to help better educate local physicians and make sure our community athletes are appropriately screened and treated.

Dr. Jeremy Wells 

Candidate Bio:

 

Dr. Jeremy Wells is a Mississippi native and practices full time Primary Care Sports Medicine at Hattiesburg Clinic. He lives in Hattiesburg with his wife, Chelsea, a yoga instructor, and his 3.5 year old daughter, Katsie, a princess ninja warrior in training. He has special interests in MSK ultrasound, for diagnostic and interventional therapies, and keeping people of all ages and abilities active and healthy.

 

When he is not in clinic, Dr. Wells can be found providing medical care at events and sports of all levels. He has helped develop multi-specialty Concussion Care and Covid-19 Return to Activity Care Teams with comprehensive and accessible algorithms for evaluation and return to activity. 

 

He has given numerous lectures on Sports Medicine topics to all levels of groups and societies. Dr. Wells frequently voices thoughts and support of athletic activities and ATC’s via interviews and opinion pieces. He is active in clinical education of medical and ATC students.

 

Dr. Wells is a member of the MHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Council, a group that has been very active this year with tough decisions involving safety and health around sports during the pandemic. He also serves as a Director on the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Board and recently completed a term as President of the MAFP Foundation. He continues to be active with statewide and national sports medicine legislative topics focused on the well-being of student athletes and those that care for them.

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