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Camaraderie During an Epidemic

Even though we often feel Physicians are 'super-heroes" during times of extreme stress even these heroes need support!  Dr. Jackson is here today to talk with us about the care and support that physicians can give one another.  The current pandemic is such a stressful time for all of us, have you considered how hard it is on the front line workers?

Dr. Kimberly Funches Jackson is a board-certified physician and founder of Physicians Working Together. Dr. J is also the founder of National Physicians Week, a national celebration, (March 25-31) that recognizes the dedication, sacrifice, and triumph of physicians across-the-board.

 

Dr. Jackson graduated from William Carey University before receiving her Doctor of Medicine from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She's the co-owner and Medical Director of Jackson Point of Light Family Medicine & Pediatrics located in Phenix City, Alabama. With more than 11 years of experience in medicine, Dr. Kimberly Jackson has a proven track record of going above and beyond to provide quality healthcare.

 

In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Kimberly Jackson has been a strong advocate for improving the healthcare system.  She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. J serves on the board of community-based organizations and she is a dedicated member of several physician groups.

 

Dr. Jackson founded Physicians Working Together (PWT) in 2015 to create an exciting social movement that focuses on connecting, collaborating and caring for physicians, medical students, and the communities served. The non-profit organization is an important cornerstone of physician advocacy, positive public relations, and educational empowerment. PWT provides a platform where doctors can combine efforts that will strengthen healthy physician relationships through collaboration and genuine camaraderie. "By fostering supportive relationships, we will strengthen our ability to provide quality patient care overall."  

 

Within the first two years of organizing PWT, Dr. Jackson arranged healthcare town halls to call for positive change in healthcare. The altruistic leader opened the dialogue between legislators about the importance of physicians' leadership in practice, professional development, and the overall well-being of both physicians and the community. PWT also features a Medical Student Mentorship Program that educates and inspires future healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that they will need to overcome today’s challenges and embrace tomorrow’s trends.

 

Dr. Kimberly Jackson was recognized by Medelita's H.I.P. (Honoring Inspiring Professionals) Ambassador Program. The program honors medical professionals at every level who stand out in their specialty and/or community.