Our Providers

John S. Harris, M.D. received his medical education at the University of Tennessee. He completed both his internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists and the Mississippi State Medical Association.




William Hamilton, D.O. received his medical education at Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri in 1973. He then completed his internship and residency in Kansas City at the college hospitals. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association.




Nicole Powe, CNM is a graduate of Meridian Community College. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing and Case Western Reserve University.




Paulette Hopkins, WHNP is a graduate of Meridian community college with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi and her nurse Practitioner certification from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is Board certified by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the Mississippi Nurses Association.




Heather J. Patchin, WHNP-BC is a graduate of Meridian Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She is Board Certified by the National Certification Corporation as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health





Mission Statement

Woman's Group of Meridian, PLLC is committed to providing quality healthcare to our patients, while employing only the highest ethical standards and complying with the laws and regulations that govern the delivery of that care. We believe that devotion to these ideas inspires confidence in the patients we serve and our employees who serve our patients.


Nature and Goals of the Organization

Woman’s Group of Meridian, PLLC is a partnership serving Lauderdale County and surrounding areas.

Goal of the Organization
The Partnership was established exclusively to establish, maintain, and operate suitable facilities to provide medical care for OB-GYN patients.

Objectives of the Organization
To maintain a OB-GYN Practice health care program in the Woman’s Group of Meridian, PLLC service area for all citizens desiring those services.

To conduct a community responsive medical program, serving the needs of this segment of the population, through the Partners of the Woman’s Group of Meridian, PLLC

To develop an economically viable practice by implementing efficient management practices.

To continually improve and expand the quality and comprehensiveness of services by placing the practice in the hands of qualified, responsible health care professionals who will work in cooperation with other public and private health resources.