Dr. Michael Albert is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He specializes in family practice and geriatrics, and he has treated patients in the central Mississippi area for over 30 years.
Dr. Albert is passionate about helping people and has donated his time and resources to international medical missions since 1980. Specifically in Honduras and Ukraine, he and his teams provide free medical care to villagers otherwise unable to seek medical attention, as well as provide an opportunity for villagers to hear the gospel of Christ.
He is a longtime member of Park Place Baptist Church, where he and his wife of 30 years teach first grade Sunday School. Dr. Albert has four adult daughters, two grand-dogs, and is a huge Ole Miss fan.
Dr. Albert was raised by a single mother in rural Northern Mississippi where he saw first-hand the need for better healthcare in areas of low population. He is committed to giving each of his patients personalized care and continually meeting their healthcare needs, and he is proud to be your hometown doctor.
Laura Keys, a native of Richland, Mississippi, is a dedicated, board certified nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing the best quality, individualized care in her hometown.
Laura was a registered nurse for 11 years before becoming a Nurse Practitioner, where she gained experience in areas such as women's health, labor and delivery, and high risk obstetrics. Her experience is invaluable to Rankin Rural as she can provide advanced care in the area of Women’s Wellness.
Since becoming a Nurse Practitioner in 2012, Laura has expanded her medical knowledge into many other divisions of the medical field such as: Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Cancer. Laura is dedicated to her patients of all ages and is skilled in providing personalized patient care plans in preventative medicine and health management.
Not only is Laura a compassionate Nurse Practitioner, she is also a loving wife and mother. She has one teenage son and two large dogs with whom she loves to spend her free time. Laura is excited to be back in her hometown doing what she loves and is proud to be your hometown Nurse Practitioner.
Karen graduated from the Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1989. In May 2015, she completed the requirements for licensure as a nurse practitioner. Karen and her husband of 27 years, Barry, reside in Madison, where they attend Pinelake Church.
Karen is the proud mother of four girls and two granddaughters. Born and raised in rural Mississippi, providing health care to fellow Mississippians in rural areas is an important part of Karen's desire to promote a brighter future in our state for citizens of all ages. She looks forward to caring for you as your hometown Nurse Practitioner.
Whitney Blackwell is a Licensed Practical Nurse. She graduated with honors and received her degree from Meridian Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program in 2010.
Throughout her career, Whitney has worked with patients young and old. She is passionate about helping people and brings an enthusiastic attitude, along with superior care, to each patient she sees. Whitney has two years of service in long term care and six years of experience working in the field of family medicine.
Whitney joined the Rankin Rural team in September of 2016 and brightens the day of each patient that enters the clinic. Not only is she a knowledgeable and skilled nurse, she is a mother to five, yes FIVE, beautiful children that keep her on her toes.
Whitney is committed to caring the people of central Mississippi and meeting the individual needs and concerns of each patient. She is proud to be your hometown nurse.
Kaye oversees all daily operations of Rankin Rural, handling any and all situations with poise and certainty.
Kaye graduated from Hinds Community College with an associate degree in secretarial science and began her career in the medical field in 1968 working switchboards at Hinds General Hospital, moving to admissions in 1970.
Using her vast knowledge of the medical world, she began managing medical offices in 1997 and has managed offices in Nebraska, Alabama, and Mississippi. Kaye joined the Rankin Rural team in September 2017, and she is a prized addition.
Kaye and her husband have been married for 47 years. She is a mother to three children and “Nana Kaye” to nine wonderful grandchildren. She is a wonderful seamstress and loves to knit and sew in her spare time. Kaye is an absolutely vital part of the Rankin Rural team, and she looks forward to being your hometown office administrator.