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Samuel H. Peeples, MD, FACP
Dr. Samuel Holmes Peeples was born in Clarksdale, MS and raised in Webb, MS. He served as the Vice President of the senior class and graduated from West Tallahatchie High School in 1974. He matriculated to Mississippi State University where he graduated with special distinction in 1978. He was active in the Baptist Student Union and Campus Crusade for Christ while at MSU. He worked as a licensed entomologist for several years during high school and college before deciding to pursue a medical career.
Dr. Peeples attended medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi from 1980-1984 and completed his residency in internal medicine in 1987. At that time he received his board certification and entered private practice at The Medical Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi. He was on the original board of directors of Central Medical Management, a joint venture between Mississippi Baptist Medical Center and the clinic, which facilitated the merger of The Medical Clinic with Jackson Medical Associates to become Jackson Medical Clinic. He served as President of this organization for several years as it grew into Premier Medical Group, a 40 person group serving patients throughout much of Mississippi. He also serves as the president of Premier Medical Management, the management arm of the organization. He has served on numerous committees for Premier and currently heads the information technology committee which helped the clinic become the first in Mississippi to adopt electronic health records in 1995.
Dr. Peeples is active in the American Medical Association, Mississippi State Medical Association, and Christian Medical and Dental Associations. He is listed as a Best Doctor in America and received the Arthur A. Derrick Memorial Award for promotion of quality at the MSMA meeting in 2009. He has volunteered at Mission First's medical clinic which has treated inner city patients since 1987. He serves as chairman of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' golf committee and is an active deacon at First Baptist Church in Jackson where he has served on numerous committees and loves to teach the Bible. He also serves on several committees for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. He also is co-authoring a book concerning weight control measures that has been submitted for publication.
Dr. Peeples' work with the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Physicians includes a stint as governor from 2005-2009. During this time the chapter was fortunate to hire Nancy Youngblood as the first executive director which has greatly enhanced services of the organization. He also served on the Credential Subcommittee and on Reference Committees during his term. He remains active with the Council of Students and Associates which was reconvened during his tenure and is a member of the Governor's Advisory Council.
Dr. Peeples and his wife, Debbie, are proud parents of three sons and one daughter. Jonathan is a second year medical student and Emillee is a first year dental student at UMMC. Jeff is a biochemistry major at the University of Mississippi and James is a senior at Jackson Academy. Dr. Peeples relaxes by playing golf where he had his first hole-in-one in 2010. He also enjoys writing original music for voice and guitar.