Mississippi State Department of Health

Longtime Board of Health Member Contributes Chapter to Leading Medical Textbook
February 22, 2018


Dr. Lucius M. “Luke” Lampton of Magnolia, longtime member of the Mississippi State Board of Health, has contributed a chapter to America’s leading Family Medicine textbook, Conn's Current Therapy 2018.

The publication, designed for busy primary care specialists and other first-line care providers, focuses on the most current diagnosis and treatment protocols for common complaints, acute diseases, and chronic illnesses. Chapters are written by nationally recognized leaders in the field who provide their personal approaches and evidence-based clinical management options for the conditions physicians are most likely to see in their everyday practice.

Dr. Lampton’s chapter was “Yellow Fever” and focused on the re-emergence of this tropical disease in modern medicine.

Serving as a Board of Health member since 2006, Dr. Lampton served as Board chairman from 2007 to 2017. He has served as Editor of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association for two decades, written thousands of articles on medicine and health care, and received national awards for excellence in writing and journalism. He has also served as Medical Editor of the recently published Mississippi Encyclopedia, authoring multiple entries on the history of medicine in Mississippi.

“The Mississippi State Department of Health is very fortunate to have someone as talented and dedicated to health and the progress of medicine in the state as Dr. Lampton,” said State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. “His long-time efforts as a board member and chairman for many years speaks to his dedication to serve and better the people of Mississippi,” she added.

Dr. Lampton serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg.

He has been recognized as Mississippi’s “family physician” of the year by his peers, alumnus of the year by his medical school, professor of the year nominee by his Tulane medical students, and has received national citation for his hospice work.

Dr. Lampton specializes in Family Medicine in multiple settings: clinic, hospital, nursing homes, geri-psych, long-term acute care, and hospice. Dr. Lampton also serves as President of the Foundation of Mississippi History and helped oversee the creation of the 2017 opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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