Urgent Team - West Point Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

WEST POINT, MS., (May 15, 2018) – Urgent Team welcomes a new certified family nurse practitioner, but familiar face in the community, to the healthcare team in West Point.Jeanie Van Akkeren, FNP, grew up in Hamilton and received a bachelor’s in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women before earning her master’s in family nursing from the University of South Alabama. 

                She is a 17-year registered nurse, with five years as a nurse practitioner, most recently caring for patients at family and urgent care centers in Belden and Guntown. She also has extensive experience caring for patients in Emergency Rooms, surgery centers and urgent care clinics.

                “We’re excited to welcome Jeanie to our team,” said Nancy Becker, Central Division DVP, Urgent Team. “Her experience in all aspects of urgent and family care is a huge plus for the West Point community.”  Urgent Team provides urgent and family care, as well as wellness services, on a walk-in basis. With no appointment needed and open seven days a week, Urgent Team treats a variety of medical conditions and needs, including:

• Asthma and allergies                                                 

• Flu, colds and viral illnesses

• Bites, stings and burns                              

• Sprains, strains, broken bones

• Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting                              

• Urinary tract infections             

• Ear and Eye injuries                                                    

• School, sports and wellness physicals

• Immunizations and vaccinations                           

• Occupational Health services



The Urgent Team Family of Centers provide quality and affordable healthcare in 37 locations throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. In the Golden Triangle, there are also Urgent Team centers in Columbus, Tupelo and Starkville.

Urgent Team-West Point is located at the corner of W Half Mile St. and Hwy 45 Alt N. The center is open Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm; Saturday 8 am – 4 pm; and Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm. New patients can register online to save time with paperwork.                                         

About Urgent Team

Urgent Team is one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team Family of Urgent Care and Walk-in Centers provides quality and affordable family healthcare at 37 locations: Urgent Team (16 centers throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee); Sherwood Urgent Care (eight centers throughout Arkansas); Baptist Health Urgent Care (five centers in Arkansas); and Physicians Care (eight centers throughout East Tennessee). Urgent Team’s convenient, walk-in centers provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. The company headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit UrgentTeam.net.


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