HOSPITALIST PROGRAM

As part of the OrthoSouth and Baptist Memorial Health Care joint Institute for Orthopedic Excellence, OrthoSouth’s team of hospitalists practice on-site at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. These orthopedic hospitalists provide timely, coordinated care to patients admitted to one of these Baptist hospitals through the Emergency Department.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

6025 Walnut Grove Rd, Ste 207

Memphis, TN 38120 

Jim K. Hudson, MD

Dr. Hudson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the care of fractures and acute orthopedic injuries. He earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Campbell Clinic. He possesses a B.A. in Zoology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Born and raised in Memphis, Dr. Hudson enjoys the beach, water sports, cycling, and trying to be a golfer. He is the proud father of two daughters, Victoria and Grace.

Jon MacNaughton, MD
Dr. MacNaughton is a general orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma surgery and serving at both Baptist Memphis and Baptist DeSoto hospitals. Dr. MacNaughton earned his medical degree at University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, TN and followed with a residency at Georgia Baptist in Atlanta. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Laurence W. Schwartz, DO, MBA
Dr. Schwartz is an orthopedic trauma surgeon practicing at Baptist Memphis. He graduated high school in Lebanon, TN and served in the United States Airforce prior to returning to college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University in Iowa and completed his residency at Oklahoma State University. After residency, he practiced in Daytona Beach, FL for 8 years before returning to Tennessee. He is a member of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Kera Bergeron, PA-C

Kera graduated with a Master of Science in Medicine in 2012 from Trevecca Nazarene University, the first and longest running Physician Assistant program in the state of Tennessee. She began working as a physician assistant in orthopedics upon graduating and continues to work as an Orthopedic Hospitalist that specializes in trauma since 2015. As a former collegiate athlete who dealt with her share of injuries she understands how important it is to receive quality care directed at getting patients back to the daily activities they enjoy.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

7900 Airways Blvd Ste B102

Southaven, MS 38671

Daneca DiPaolo, MD

Dr. DiPaolo, known as Donna, is a native of NJ where she attended medical school at Rutgers-NJ Medical School and completed residency at the Rutgers-NJ Medical School University Hospital. She possesses additional fellowship training in Hand/Upper Extremity/Microsurgery from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Dr. DiPaolo spent the first half of her career working at level 1 and 2 trauma centers caring for large and small joint injuries and mangled limbs. She was blessed with much professional success, locally chairing an orthopedic department at a level 2 teaching hospital and nationally serving as past president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, along with teaching/mentoring residents and students. Seeking work/family balance in a warmer climate, she relocated to the Mid-South where she relishes her role of small town rural orthopedic provider.

When asked many years ago to help Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto get their trauma program off the ground, she welcomed the opportunity to provide this much needed care to her neighbors in north Mississippi. At home, with lifetime Giants/Packers fan husband George and their three children, “Go Rebs” is a frequent refrain!

Jim K. Hudson, MD
Dr. Hudson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the care of fractures and acute orthopedic injuries. He earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Campbell Clinic. He possesses a B.A. in Zoology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Born and raised in Memphis, Dr. Hudson enjoys the beach, water sports, cycling, and trying to be a golfer. He is the proud father of two daughters, Victoria and Grace.
E. Lynn Phillips, MD
Dr. Phillips is a general orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma surgery and serving at both Baptist Memphis and Baptist DeSoto hospitals. He earned his medical degree at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Phillips is a member of American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He lives with his wife Marsha and enjoys traveling, exercising and gardening in his down time.
Chandler Stengel, PA-C
Chandler Stengel, PA-C

Chandler is an NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant with OrthoSouth Hospitalist Group. She is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Mississippi. Chandler received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. She then completed her Masters of Medical Science at Lincoln Memorial University’s Physician Assistant Program. Her focus is in orthopedic trauma as well as intra-articular joint injections. As a PA, Chandler works to extend the care of the Orthopedic Surgeons to provide exceptional care to patients in both the office and the hospital.