JACKSON – Dr. Kimberly Webb served as the Legislative Doctor of the Day at the capitol in Jackson last Wednesday. Each day during the legislative session the Capital Medical Unit is staffed by a full-time nurse and a Mississippi State Medical Association volunteer physician who provide basic medical services to legislators and capital staff.
Dr. Webb reported the day started with introductions on the floor of the House and Senate, she was introduced by Senator Nicole Boyd in the Senate and Representative Tommy Reynolds in the House. Her clinic duties begin at 10 a.m. and the day also provided opportunities for Webb to provide input to legislators about key medical issues, especially related to COVID-19.
“Hot topics in the healthcare world right now are reimbursement issues with major insurance companies concerning telemedicine and Covid testing,” Webb reported. “These issues were discussed with lobbyists and lawmakers, making for a full and productive day.”
Webb’s husband, Ted Nerren, accompanied her and they also enjoyed a tour of the Capitol building.