Christopher Carson opens clinic in Jackson
Alcorn State University alumnus Christopher Carson is all for serving the community.
After discussing how underserved people lack access to proper healthcare needs with his wife and business partner, Kimberly Carson, and his colleague, Joyce Blue, the Vicksburg, Mississippi native took it upon himself to provide a place that would improve the lives of others and offer affordable services.
"This country is in need of more health care providers,” said Carson. “Because of this, I was inspired to open a clinic and share my passion for serving and improving lives in the communities that I cherish.”
Carson opened Premier Choice Healthcare and Education Services in September. The clinic is located at 1832 Hospital Dr. in Jackson, Mississippi. Services include sick visits, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) screening, weight loss solutions, wellness exams, lactation services, Department of Transportation (DOT), work and school physicals and B12 injections.
Prior to becoming a family nurse practitioner at the clinic, he served as a family nurse practitioner at Quality Care Health Clinic and Minute Clinic at CVS Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas. He accepted an assistant professor position at Alcorn’s School of Nursing in 2012. He was a pediatric/medical-surgical nurse at River Region Health Systems in Vicksburg in 2010 and in 2008, he was a pediatric registered nurse at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood, Mississippi. He earned his education at Alcorn by attaining a master’s degree in family nurse partitioning in 2013, a master’s degree in nurse education in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2008.
Throughout his entire life, Carson has had a knack for serving others, especially when it’s pertaining to their health. He recalls being young and wondering how he could make a difference by using his passion. After aiding a number of sick relatives back to good health, he realized what his purpose was.
“Growing up, I always wanted to help people. I used to spend hours pondering what I could do to have a positive impact in peoples’ lives. After working with ill family members, I decided that the best way to help people and improve their quality of life is to teach and provide healthcare to promote overall wellness.”
Carson said that the clinic’s mission is to provide compassionate, culturally competent and holistic care to the Central Mississippi area.
“We aim to make your entire family’s health our priority.”