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June 4, 2009

SCMH Adds New Surgeon to Staff

Scotland County Memorial Hospital will be getting a General Surgeon whom will be providing intenerate surgical cross coverage for Dr. Celeste Miller-Parish. David Kermode, DO is a General Surgeon and will be joining Dr. Miller-Parish in providing surgical care to patients at SCMH. Marcia Dial, CEO of SCMH feels that it is important to provide quality, comprehensive care to the members of our community and the surrounding communities and this is just another step towards accomplishing that. When asked about this addition, Dr. Miller-Parish stated, “It is nice to work with someone I know will take care of patients when I am not here”.

Dr. David Kermode will be seeing patients at Memphis Medical Services and appointments can be scheduled by calling 660-465-2828. Dr. Kermode practices general surgery but specializes in advanced laparoscopy procedures and bariatric surgeries. When asked about teaming with Dr. Miller-Parish in Memphis, Dr. Kermode stated, “My wife and I are from small towns and I like practicing in small towns. I am comfortable here.”

Having two skilled surgeons that compliment each other in skills and techniques will only add to the care that is offered at Scotland County Memorial Hospital. For more information on services offered at Scotland County Memorial Hospital, you can call 660-465-8511 or visit our website at

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