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Polles joins Wesley Medical Center

Hattiesburg, MS – Alexandria Polles, M.D., a psychiatrist, has joined Wesley Medical Center as a member of the medical staff.

Dr. Polles received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine internship at Alton Ochsner Foundation Hospital, an emergency medicine residency at Charity Hospital of Louisiana and a psychiatry residency at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in addiction medicine at the Pine Grove Recovery Center in Hattiesburg.

Dr. Polles is board eligible in emergency medicine, board certified in psychiatry and is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is a diplomate of American Board of Addiction Medicine. She has certificates of added qualifications in addiction and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Polles is also a fellow of the American Psychiatry Association and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. Dr. Polles is further certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.

Dr. Polles is accepting new patients to her practice at Wesley’s Behavioral Health Center located at 239 Methodist Blvd. Appointments are available by calling 601-296-2125.

For more information about Dr. Polles or to learn more about services available at Wesley Medical Center, please call 601-268-8000 or visit www.wesley.com.

Forrest General Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings TODAY

HATTIESBURG – According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer, other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and one in 35 will die from it.

Forrest General Hospital is encouraging men to take action for their health by offering free prostate cancer screenings at the Forrest General Cancer Center, located at 301 South 28th Avenue, on Thursday, September 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This screening is for men age 50 and above who have not had an exam or PSA in the past two years. If you have a family history or have questions about whether you may need this screening, please call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445 and press 1 from 2 – 10 p.m., 7 days a week. For those who participate in this screening, a signed work excuse slip will be provided.