College: Mississippi College, Clinton, MS (BS – Chemistry)
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Internship: Jackson Hospital and Clinic, Montgomery, AL*

*(The original Montgomery Family Practice program has been closed and should not be confused with the current program at Baptist Hospital)

Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (Family Practice)**

**(Recipient of the 1988 "Resident Teaching Award" )

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine***

***(The American Board of Family Medicine was previously known as the American Board of Family Practice. The ABFM is the only official organization authorized to confer board certification in family practice as recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. To earn board certification from the ABFM and maintain certification, candidates must complete an approved family practice residency and pass an initial certifying exam followed by an ongoing re-certification process requiring documented continuing education and repeat testing every seven to ten years.)

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow

Alabama Academy of Family Physicians****

****(Dr. Horton was honored to serve as a district representative to the board of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians for several years)

Other Activities: Cents to Care, Inc*****

*****(Cents to Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization aspiring to someday play a significant role in providing healthcare to uninsured or under-insured working Americans. Dr. Horton is the Vice President for Medical Affairs)

Teaching Experience: Dr. Horton has had the pleasure of serving in several teaching roles including presenting informal talks in the community as well as formal presentations to medical meetings. He has been a preceptor for medical assistants, nursing students, nurse practitioners, and medical students. He has served as volunteer faculty for several instutions including Tulane, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and the University of South Alabama. He also has been involved in full-time academics as the assistant program director of the Rapides Family Practice Program in Alexandria, LA (LSU affiliated) and as a faculty member for the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Personal Statement:

I am proud to be a family physician, I am proud to have a wonderful wife, five terrific children, and three 'perfect' grandchildren, but I am humbled to have Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Perhaps the biggest challenge I face is trying to live each day to honor Him, and perhaps the greatest disappointment is the knowledge that I fail miserably. I apologize for my many shortcomings. I do not apologize for my faith.

It is my hope and desire that through my day-to-day activities as a physician that I can help my patients improve their physical health, but also that they may somehow come to share the joy of Christ. Physical health will ultimately fail regardless of how well we treat illness. Spiritual health is eternal.

I have no intention of imposing my beliefs on anyone as part of my medical practice. However, I am always happy to share. If anyone wants to learn more or to have a word of prayer, I will always make time.

 Thomas L. Horton, MD

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