About Us

Merit Health Medical Group offers specialized care for patients of all ages at our Primary Care & Pediatrics location in Petal.

Specializing in family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine, our team is well equipped to treat everyone in your family. We offer everything from first immunizations to specialized care plans designed for mature adulthood.

Helping you to maintain good health and wellness, throughout your life is our primary mission. To make an appointment, please call (601) 584-4309.

Services & Specialties

  • Primary care for the whole family
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Treatment of acute symptoms and illness
  • Complete physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Preventative screenings and tests

Merit Health Medical Group is affiliated with Merit Health.

Our Providers

Benjamin Burkett, M.D.

Specialty: Internal Medicine; Pediatrics

Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Lorin Jones, PA-C

Specialty: Family Medicine

Education: Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies, University of South Alabama

Certification: National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants

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Joshua P. Hand, M.D.

Specialty: Family Medicine

Education: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Residency: New Hampshire Dartmouth

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Merit Health Medical Group now offers convenient, online appointment scheduling for both new and existing patients.

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Hours & Location

Merit Health Medical Group

Primary Care & Pediatrics

1146 Evelyn Gandy Parkway

Petal, MS 39465

(601) 584-4309


Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Insurance Information

Eligibility Screening Services

Our team may be able to help you get health coverage from federal, state or county programs. Click here for more information.

Newly Insured

You now have health insurance. So, you're probably wondering, what's next? Click here to find out.