Lampton contributes  to medical textbook

Dr. Lucius M. “Luke” Lampton, a longtime Magnolia family physician, has contributed a chapter to America’s leading family medicine textbook, “Conn’s Current Therapy 2018.”

Designed for primary care specialists and other first-line care providers, “Conn’s Current Therapy 2018” delivers up-to-date treatment information in a concise yet in-depth format. 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 mostlikely to see in their everyday practice.

Published by Elsevier, the 1,400-plus page book is available in hardcover and as an eBook.

The text focuses on the most current diagnosis and treatment protocols for common complaints, acute diseases, and chronic illnesses — more than 300 topics, all carefully reviewed and updated. Each chapter follows a consistent, templated format throughout, with diagnosis, therapy, drug protocols, and treatment pearls presented in easy-to-use boxes and tables for fast reference.

The 2018 edition of Conn’s Current Therapy marks a milestone. It is the 70th edition of the venerable textbook. Few, if any, modern medical books have a comparable history.

Lampton’s chapter was “Yellow Fever” and focused on the reemergence of this tropical disease in modern medicine. The chapter in an updated version has been accepted for the 2019 edition as well.

Serving as a member of Mississippi’s State Board of Health since 2006, Lampton served as chairman of the board from 2007 to 2017. He has also served as Editor of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association for two decades, writing thousands of articles on medicine and health care and receiving national awards for excellence in writing and journalism. He 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.”

Dr. Lampton specializes in Family Medicine in multiple settings: clinic, hospital, nursing homes, geri-psych, long-term acute care and hospice. He practices at Magnolia Clinic in Magnolia and is medical director of Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia.

He has been recognized as Mississippi’s family physician of the year by his peers, alumna 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.

He serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, 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, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg.

Lampton also serves as President of the Foundation of Mississippi History and helped oversee the creation of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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