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About Dr. Gerry Houston

Dr. Gerry Houston, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ridgeland, MS, with other offices in Jackson, MS and Jackson, MS . She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Houston is affiliated with St Dominic Hospital (Main Campus), Merit Crossgates River Oaks Hospital and Merit River Oaks Hospital. She speaks English.

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2 Ratings

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gerry Houston is Great. Dr. Gerry Houston has been rated by 2 patients. From those 2 patients of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gerry Houston is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Gerry A Houston MD

450 Towne Center Blvd
Ridgeland, MS 39157
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1227 N State St
Jackson, MS 39202
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2969 Curran Dr N
Jackson, MS 39216
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Specialties

Dr. Gerry Houston has the following 4 specialties

  • Hematology and Oncology

    An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
    Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
    If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloma

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Houston is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Methodist Fayette Hospital
  • Woman's Hospital at River Oaks
  • Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
  • Baptist Medical Center Affiliation Jackson MS, 39202
  • Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
  • Central Mississippi Medical Center
  • River Region Healthcare System
  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University of Mississippi

    Graduated in 1978

  • University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gerry Houston accepts the following insurance providers.

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