Our Providers
Kevin Yekaitis, FNP-C

Kevin Yekaitis, FNP-C

Kevin Yekaitis is a Pearl, MS native. He is a happily married father of three with over 20 years of nursing experience. Kevin joined the team at Champion in 2014. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing in 2000. He then spent the next several years traveling across the country as travel nurse working in various emergency departments. In December 2009, Kevin graduated from Union University with a Master’s Degree in nursing. Since that time he has worked in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. His passion is serving others and offering quality orthopaedic services. “I am truly blessed to be able to serve the residents of DeSoto County and the surrounding area.”

Tim Pickens, FNP-C

Tim Pickens, FNP-C

Tim Pickens, a native of Pontotoc, MS,  joined the Champion team in April of 2019. He is a graduate of Pontotoc High School and received his nursing degree at Itawamba Community College in 2002. He has 15 years experience in the Emergency Department. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing through American Public University in 2017 and finished his master’s degree in nursing through Herzing University in 2019. He began focusing on Orthopaedic medicine training under orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Johnny Mitias. Tim joined the Champion Orthopaedic team in 2019 and is eager to serve Olive Branch and the surrounding area with quality, patient-focused, and accessible orthopaedic care.

Jeff Pipkin, FNP-C

Jeff Pipkin, FNP-C

Jeff Pipkin, originally from Hickory Flat, MS, became a part of the our Orthopaedic family in September 2015. In 2005 Jeff graduated from Northeast Mississippi community college with an associates degree in nursing. Professionally, Jeff spent several years in nurse management within the Baptist hospital organization. In 2015 Jeff graduated from the University of North Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and then focused his studies on becoming a nurse practitioner. Jeff completed his studies in 2016 graduating from the University of Mississippi for Women with a master’s degree in nursing. Jeff brings over a decade of knowledge to our team and looks forward to Providing quality healthcare to North Mississippi.

Clinical Staff
Ashleigh Howard RT(R) - XRAY

Ashleigh Howard RT(R) – XRAY

Colton Dunn, ATC, RN

Colton Dunn, ATC, RN

Chelsie Lozada, MA

Chelsie Lozada, MA

Jeffrey Eason, RN

Jeffrey Eason, RN

Office Staff
Yvonne Rhodes - Receptionist

Yvonne Rhodes – Receptionist

Julie Young - Receptionist

Julie Young – Receptionist