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Nurse Practitioner Latonya McMorris Joins North Oaks Neurology

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Nurse Practitioner Latonya McMorris Joins North Oaks Neurology

North Oaks Neurology Clinic in Hammond continues to grow with the addition of Nurse Practitioner Latonya McMorris, AGACNP-BC. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-APPT [2778].

Along with Dr. Najib Murr and Ruben Mendoza, a fellow nurse practitioner, McMorris specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a wide variety of disorders that affect the nervous system, including headaches, stroke, movement disorders and tremors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

McMorris brings 12 years of professional experience to her new role at North Oaks. She spent the past six years working as a nurse practitioner in the neurology and adult-gerontology fields in California, Southeast Louisiana and West-Central Mississippi. She cared extensively for patients experiencing neurological emergencies, such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries or dysfunctions, seizures, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Guillan-Barré syndrome and nerve damage.

“By the time I was 15, I knew that I wanted a career in healthcare,” explains McMorris. “The field of neurology plays well to my inquisitive nature because it can require investigation to reach a diagnosis and formulate the best treatment plan for my patients.”

Her approach to patient care hinges on active listening and respecting the individual preferences of those in her care.

“I always encourage my patients to take an active role in decisions about their healthcare and behavior,” McMorris notes. She also believes in the value of establishing and maintaining relationships with her patients’ other providers to best assist them.

After earning an associate degree in nursing from Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, McMorris went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson with a master’s degree in nursing. She then became certified as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Nurse Practitioners are nationally certified, state-licensed medical professionals who can practice independently.

North Oaks Neurology Clinic is located in Suite A of 15784 Medical Arts Plaza on the North Oaks Medical Center campus in Hammond. Clinic hours of operation are 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays.