Meet The Lakeland Surgical Team

Lakeland Surgical Clinic was founded in 1978. Since that time our physicians and medical staff have dedicated themselves to providing the best, most advanced care possible. Meet our team and you will see what makes Lakeland Surgical the best choice for care.


Timothy Alexander Abston, MD

Timothy Alexander Abston, M.D.

Armed with a B.S. Degree in Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Abston earned his Medical Degree from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He went on to complete his internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association.


Jonathan R. Adkins, M.D.

Jonathan R. Adkins, M.D.

Dr. Adkins is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his Surgical Residency at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Adkins completed a Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He is currently the only fellowship trained bariatric surgeon in Central, MS.  Dr. Adkins is a Diplomate of American Board of Surgery, a Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


J. Kevin Chandler, M.D.

J. Kevin Chandler, M.D.

Dr. Chandler is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1997. He completed his Surgical Residency at the Carolina Medical Center in 2002. Dr. Chandler is a Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.


J. Kevin Chandler, M.D.

Steven J. Patterson, M.D.

Dr. Patterson is a native of Clinton, Mississippi, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his Surgical Residency there in 1999. Recently, he has obtained certification in Stereotactic and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsies and become a Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He has recently been certified in Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery and completed ASCO Cancer Genetics Program.  Dr. Patterson is a Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.


Pat H. Scanlon, Jr., M.D.

Pat H. Scanlon, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Scanlon is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his Surgical Residency at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1999. Dr. Scanlon is a Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Scanlon has recently been certified in Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery.


Richard L. Yelverton, Jr., M.D.

Richard L. Yelverton, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Rick Yelverton is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his Surgical Residency there in 1993. Dr. Yelverton is a Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Yelverton has recently been certified in Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery.


Physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner

Lindsey Laborde, PA-C

Lindsey Laborde, PA-C

Lindsey Laborde, PA-C will be working alongside Dr. Patrick Scanlon. Lindsey is a native of Pensacola, FL. She studied economics at the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and a Master of Science in Medicine from Mississippi College.


Julie Gardner, FNP-C

Julie Gardner, FNP-C

Julie Gardner, FNP-C will begin working alongside Dr. Jonathan Adkins. She received her Bachelor of Nursing from Mississippi College in 2011 and a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty of Family Nurse Practitioner from University of South Alabama in 2017.


Kelsey North, PA-C

Kelsey North, PA-C

Kelsey North, PA-C will be working alongside Dr. Steven Patterson. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies both from the University of Kentucky.


Madison Holcomb, PA-C

Madison Holcomb, PA-C

Madison Holcomb, PA-C will be working alongside Dr. Richard Yelverton. Madison is a native of Tupelo, MS. She has a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State and a Master of Science in Medicine from Mississippi College.


Rebecca Moore, FNP-C

Rebecca Moore, FNP-C received a Master of Science in Nursing from Alcorn State University in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007. She is a native of Centreville, MS.


Emeritus Staff

Dickie Yelverton, Sr, M. D.

H. Richard Johnson M. D.

Walter R. Jones, M.D.

Frank R. Briggs M. D.


Our office staff is under the direction of office manager:

Brooke Morris, RN, MSN
Office Administrator
Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC
Phone:  601-326-4484
Fax:  601-982-3259
bmorris@lsc-ms.com