Candidates for Physician Member
Dr. Ryves Moore
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
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.