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St. John's Health Welcomes New Gastroenterologist, Dr. Allen Woods

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St. John’s Health (SJH) recently welcomed board-certified gastroenterologist Allen Woods, MD, to the SJH medical group. As a general gastroenterologist, Dr. Woods supports patients with a diversity of GI conditions. He sees patients in the SJH Gastroenterology clinic at 555 E. Broadway, Jackson. “Delivering enhanced gastroenterology services is an important part of the SJH Strategic Plan, improving local access to care and reducing the need for community members to travel for medical services,” said SJH CEO Jeff Sollis. 

Over the course of his career, Dr. Woods has performed over 70,000 endoscopic procedures and has treated almost every GI-related ailment known. Even with such extensive experience, he enjoys learning about all of the latest research, procedures and treatments in the field. He welcomes the challenges of unique patients and situations and finds joy in knowing that he has helped to prevent cancer through screening, early detection or treatment. 

Dr. Woods completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by an internship and residency at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Woods also completed a gastroenterology fellowship at the Phoenix VA Hospital at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. When Dr. Woods isn’t supporting patients on their journey toward wellness, he can be found hunting, fishing, traveling or participating in his church community. He and his wife have four grown children, three grandchildren, and a fourth grandchild due to be delivered at St. John’s Health at the end of December 2023.

“We are pleased to expand our GI offerings and to welcome Dr. Woods as the first board-certified gastroenterologist on our provider team,” added Lindsay Love, Executive Director of the SJH medical group. “With providers Dr. Woods and Allison Armitage, FNP, our Gastroenterology program is expanding to meet the growing needs of our community.”