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Getting to Know Dr. Brian Lum

Brian D. Lum, MD, with Baptist Medical Group-Booneville Family Medicine, answers questions for this month’s Getting to Know column. Lum says he joined Baptist to establish a new clinic in an area with a shortage of primary care physicians. He was inspired to pursue a medical degree while he served as the athletic trainer during high school.

Hometown: Pelahatchie, MS
Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Mississippi College, 2000; MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 2005; Residency, AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency
American Academy of Family Physicians, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, Christian Medical & Dental Association
Specialty: Family Medicine

What are some of the future benefits you look forward to from working with Baptist?
The opportunity to be part of a large health care delivery system and the ability to practice medicine and care for patients as I was trained to do. I am also looking forward to working with Baptist as a physician leader and to making a difference in my community by being able to provide care to those who have difficulty paying for it.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your job?
Reading, watching movies, and playing with my dog, Gryff

What would you like your Baptist colleagues to know about you?
I am excited to be part of Baptist and look forward to meeting and getting to know many of my Baptist colleagues as we work together to improve patient care.