Laura P. Parks, M.D.

Laura P. Parks, M.D.

Education:

University of Mississippi
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in biology, Summa Cum Laude

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina
Degree: Masters of Science in Clinical Research

Residency:

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds)

Fellowship:

Medical University of South Carolina
Division of Clinical Rheumatology and Immunology
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

Certifications:

Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatric Rheumatology, American Board of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Personal:

Dr. Parks joined Rheumatology Assiciates in 2018 after practicing in her hometown in Mississippi. She enjoys identifying and treating all aspects of rheumatology, but has a special interest in choosing treatment for inflammatory forms of arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Parks also received specialized training in the management of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and systemic lupus erythematosus during her rheumatology fellowships. She is quadruple-board certified to enable her to treat both adults and children. Because of her training in adult and pediatric medicine, she has a passion for caring for multiple family members and pregnant patients affected by rheumatic diseases.