QUALITY CARE, ONE PATIENT AT A TIME
OUR PHYSICIANS & NURSE PRACTITIONERS
Michael J. Christie, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Board Certified OB/GYN
Dr. Christie believes in the old-fashioned doctor/patient relationship with an emphasis on devoting his time and complete attention to his patients’ health care needs. His medical philosophy includes building a strong partnership with each patient to ensure long-term health and happiness.
Dr. Christie has gained a wide range of surgical and medical experience during his busy twenty year career. He performs the latest and most up to date surgical techniques including laser surgery, advanced robotic assisted surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery (“telescopic” surgery). Many surgical problems that in the past have been treated with large abdominal incisions can now be handled through a laparoscope. This procedure, in which he has had extensive experience, provides the patient with a significantly faster recovery time, much less post operative pain, as well as small incisions.
After completing medical school at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1995, Dr. Christie completed his residency training in Virginia in 1999. He has been serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over twenty years.
Dr. Christie became Board Certified in January 2003, became a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in June 2003, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of OB/GYN.
Dr. Christie is happily married to his wife, Diane, and they have one daughter, who is 19 years old.
Aimee Watts, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Board Certified OB/GYN
Dr. Watts is originally from Baton Rouge, LA. She went to medical school in Shreveport, LA and completed her OB/GYN residency training in Memphis, TN. For the last ten years, she has practiced in North Mississippi. Dr. Watts is excited to settle on the coast with her husband, Chris.
She enjoys being able to make a large impact on women’s lives at all ages, especially during adolescence, the reproductive years, and later in life. Dr. Watts performs all general areas of OB/GYN, including but not limited to, low and high risk prenatal care, vaginal and cesarean deliveries, open and laparoscopic hysterectomies and minimally invasive procedures. She is Board Certified, has 12 years of experience, and has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2015.
In her free time, Dr. Watts enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling.
Leanne Virgilio, FNP-C, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Leanne earned her Bachelor's Degree in nursing from William Carey University in 2010. Her first nursing position was in a neurology unit at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Since that time, Leanne has worked in home health and at Garden Park Medical Center for 8 years.
In her time at Garden Park, she gained extensive experience in several different nursing specialties including labor and delivery, post partum, pediatrics, emergency department, ICU, and serving as a nursing supervisor. Leanne went on to complete her Masters Degree of Science in nursing and became a board certified family nurse practitioner.
While in school, Leanne trained for six months under Dr. Christie. Upon graduating she was chosen to become a part of Dr. Christie's team. While Leanne enjoys working in women's health, she especially enjoys taking care of pregnant women during that very special time of their lives.
WHAT SETS US APART
We offer not one, but two texting lines for your convenience. If you have a question for one of the medical assistants, simply text or call 228-369-8495 with your question. If you have a question for the front office, simply text or call 228-229-4994 and they will be happy to assist you. This is just another way we bring the best customer service to our patients.
Dr. Christie and Dr. Watts provide their personal cell phone number to expectant mothers and those having surgery. You can call or text to have questions answered quickly and efficiently.
We provide very detail oriented and thorough patient care.
We offer evening and early morning appointments to accommodate your busy schedule.
We provide friendly, personal, and professional service.
We accept most insurance plans.
Your phone call is answered by a person, not a machine.
Dr. Christie and Dr. Watts regularly call/check on patients who have just had surgery or delivered their baby.
Plenty of staff to make your appointment efficient and pleasant.
Dr. Christie and Dr. Watts pride themselves on maintaining their Board Certification.
Dr. Christie and Dr. Watts stay up to date with the latest medical journals.