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Balance. In no other time have we realized how fragile our health is and how vital it is to preserve it and how it’s really about balancing our everyday stress/work/sleep/diet/ hormones/immune support/fitness to achieve an overall good quality of life. With 22 years of experience in caring for patients using preventative health approaches (and learning new things daily), it has become the passion of my practice to provide tools and expertise to not only maximize your potential by meeting you where you are currently but to optimize your quality of life through making healthier choices with an evolving plan on how to do it. Our practice goal is to use all of the tools available through modern medicine, including surgery, current medications and treatments, but to also help the body help heal itself through diet, sleep, decreasing stress, balancing hormones and relying less and less on prescription solutions where other options exist. Here we treat the skin and everything in it. The whole you. The individual. Health does not discriminate — we love to treat women AND men for the great health reset. Don’t just survive this life… revive it.

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Virginia Carney Nelson, DO

Virginia Carney Nelson, DO, comes from a long-line of physicians and is an energetic, engaged doctor who is always on the forefront of her profession. She began her educational career in Meridian, then went to Mississippi State University with an eye toward becoming a vet, like her father and brother.


But it was her family’s physician heritage that won out, and Dr. Carney Nelson transferred to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (West Virginia) and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. She did her internship at the West Virginia/Charleston Area Medical Center and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, in 1997. She completed another OB-GYN residency at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden, NJ, in 2000.

Dr. Nelson's private practice, The Nelson Center, has been successfully treating women since 2008. She has now expanded her practice to include men and women, with a variety of treatment approaches to help with sexual health and overall wellness.

Professional society memberships include:

1996 to Present: American Medical Association

2001 to Present: American Osteopathic Association

2001 to Present: Mississippi State Medical Association


2016 to Present — Certified in BioTE bioidentical hormones

2004 to Present — American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2001 to Present — Mississippi State Medical Association

2011 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2011 Advanced Trauma Life Support
2011 Pediatric Advanced Life Support
2011 Nurse Practitioner Preceptor
2011 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Fellow



2021 — Started a Facebook page and Meetup group Queen City Social to promote activities in Meridian. Group has more than 8,900 followers on Facebook.

2018 to Present — Contributing articles on a quarterly basis for Baby Bump magazine

2018  — Organized with a local police chief a 2-part self-defense class with 122 female participants

2016 to Present — Regular guest on a local radio talk show to discuss health topics

2014  — Guest lecturer William Carey Osteopathic Medical School, Hattiesburg

2014 — Organized a fundraiser for the family of a patient who passed away. Included a fun run with more than 400 participants and a softball tournament. More than $10,000 raised.

2013 to Present — Participant/sponsor/judge for local charity dance contest benefiting the Care Lodge Domestic Abuse Shelter, raising more than $10,000 each year

2011 to Present — Clinical rotation preceptor site for PA, NP and MD/DO students on a regular basis for various in-state and out-of-state programs

2009 to Present — Collaborating/covering physician for seven midwives for call coverage and clinical consultation

2010/2011 — Physician of the Year
2007/2011 — The Meridian Star Readers’ Choice Award
2005 — Lay Person of the Year
2004-2005 — Chief of Obstetrics-Anderson Regional Medical Center
1999 — Resident of the Year-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1999 — Golden Apple Teaching Award-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1999 — Resident of the Year-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1999 — Administrative Chief Assistant
1999 — Best Second Year Teaching Resident-given by the OB/GYN

1998 — Golden Apple Teaching Award-given by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Students
1995 — Chief Intern for the 1995-1996 Intern Class of CAMC
1993 — Sandoz Award for Outstanding Organizational President
1992 — Accepted into Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society
1992 — Student Government Association Representative to the Board of Advisors
1992 — President of the American College of General Practitioners, WVSOM Student Chapter

1991 — Patient Advocate for the Women's Shelter in Montour County

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