Dr. John Russell “JR” McPherson, MD, is a pediatrician practicing in our Amory office. He joined P&S in 2015.
“I love the longstanding relationships I get to make with families in the community,” says Dr. McPherson. “It’s rewarding to watch children grow and develop into young adults.”
Dr. McPherson has always loved helping others and meeting new people, which led to his decision to become a doctor. Hailing from the small town of Inverness in the Mississippi Delta, he has a passion for providing care in rural or underserved areas. He decided on pediatrics because of the resilience of children.
“Their energy and excitement are contagious. It’s a joy watching a child who has been sick begin to feel better and regain their strength and exuberance.”
Children with complex medical needs and children in foster care are especially important to Dr. McPherson. He wants to provide a medical home for children with special physical and emotional needs.
When he is at home, Dr. McPherson enjoys time with his wife, Whitney, and their two children. He likes to exercise and on weekends can be found in the woods, on a lake, or watching Mississippi State football.
“Dr. McPherson was absolutely phenomenal with my son!” – Kelly C.
“We Love Dr. McPherson! My 4 year old rarely meets a stranger but is shy in the Dr’s office! He always makes her feel comfortable and plays and lets her get warmed up to him before doing any kind of exam! We Always look forward to our next visit!!” – Ashley B.