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Your primary care doctor is a key member of your health care team, coordinating all your care and serving as your personal health advocate. At Family Medical Center, our doctors are dedicated to providing you with quality care. Our primary care professionals have access to diagnostic technology and treatment techniques to provide you and your family with a wide range of services.

New patients welcome. Most insurance providers accepted, including Medicare.

Natchez Family Medical Center is a part of the Merit Health Medical Group and affiliated with Merit Health.

Patient Portal

Services & Specialties

  • Children older than 2 years
  • Preventive care, including wellness exams
  • Vaccinations and screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and colorectal cancer
  • DOT and Occupational Health
  • School and sports physicals
  • Chronic disease management, including high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, coronary artery disease and asthma
  • Full service laboratory and x-ray on site

Meet the Team


Ruth Darg, M.D.

Education: Universidad San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru

Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch

Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch

Certification: ECFMG

Speaks English, Spanish, and Italian


Walter Dawkins, M.D.

Education: Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe; University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Internship: Boston Naval Hospital

Residency: Naval Regional Medical Center


Come See Us

Natchez Family Medical Center

150 Jefferson Davis Blvd.

Suite 130

Natchez, MS 39120

Phone: (601) 445-4616



Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon

Same day appointments often available

Insurance Information

Eligibility Screening Services

Our team may be able to help you get health coverage from federal, state or county programs. Click here for more information.

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