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 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.
Amber L. Glenn, M.D.
Dr. Glenn is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She went to college at Kalamazoo College, where she studied Chemistry and African Studies. She earned her medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Dr. Glenn believes in providing comprehensive and compassionate care to women in all life stages. She is passionate about patient education and empowers her patients to be an active participant in their care.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, travel and serving in her church.
Kelly Mask, FNP-C, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Kelly received her Bachelors in nursing from University of Southern Mississippi in 1999. As an RN, Kelly excelled in inpatient psychiatric nursing, as well as providing nursing care for medical-surgical patients.
Upon deciding to further her education and career, Kelly returned to school to obtain her Masters Degree. She graduated from University of South Alabama in 2006 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Kelly thoroughly enjoyed her days as a Registered Nurse, but enjoys her continued growth as a Nurse Practitioner.
Kelly has been providing Nurse Practitioner services since 2007. Furthermore, she has provided services at an Employee Health Clinic, as well as a Family Practice Clinic with the Military. These experiences have given her a wide range of medical knowledge and experience in her field of Family Practice as well as in Gynecology. She is also board certified.
Kelly has been with Dr. Michael J. Christie at The Center for OB/GYN since 2011.
"I immensely enjoy my work here at The Center for OB/GYN."
In addition to offering primary and gynecological care to women, Kelly is now offering a variety of aesthetic services,such as cosmetic Botox, Xeomin, and Dermal Fillers.
Cindy L. Barfield, FNP-BC, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Cindy Barfield, FNP-BC (formerly Cindy Kinsey) graduated from nursing school at the University of Mobile with her ADN in May of 1994. Her love of helping others is what peaked her interest in becoming a nurse.
Cindy went on to obtain a BSN degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. She obtained a Masters Degree in Nursing Education from William Carey University in 2008. Cindy decided to go even further and successfully completed a post-masters program from Delta State University in May of 2010. She is now board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
She started her nursing career in the Coronary Care Unit at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. Cindy worked there for two years and then went to work at Biloxi Regional Medical Center in the ICU. While at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, she wore many hats. She functioned as an ICU nurse, Nursing Supervisor, Unit Manager, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, ER Nurse and ER Nurse Practitioner. Cindy is a very experienced, board certified nurse practitioner with years of experience.
Cindy joined the practice of Dr. Michael J. Christie at The Center for OB/GYN in 2014. She enjoys working with women as they have unique health issues. She practices holistically, which consists of treating the whole person (including body, mind, spirit, and emotions). Her quest is to provide optimal health care for all of her patients.
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
Dr. Christie provides his personal cell phone number to expectant mothers and those having surgery. They can call or text to have questions answered quickly and efficiently.
We offer evening and early morning appointments to accommodate your busy schedule.
We provide friendly, personal, and professional service.
Same day appointments are often available.
We accept most insurance plans.
Your phone call is answered by a person, not a machine.
Dr. Christie regularly calls/checks on patients who have just had surgery or a baby.
Dr. Christie provides very detail oriented and thorough patient care.
Plenty of staff to make your appointment efficient and pleasant.
Dr. Christie prides himself on maintaining his Board Certification.
Dr. Christie stays up to date with the latest medical journals.
Did you know we offer not one, but two texting lines for your convenience? If you have a question for one of the medical assistants, simply text 228-369-8495 with your question. If you have a question for the front office, simply text 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.