A Few Words About
East Lakeland OB/GYN
East Lakeland OB/GYN Associates, P.A. is a medical practice where patients can find just what they seek. We focus on treating the whole patient, while specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Our four doctors and two nurse practitioners have the professional and personal experience to provide “Healthcare for women, by women”, and live out our mission every day for every patient.
MISSION OF EAST LAKELAND
East Lakeland is a Christian OB/GYN medical clinic dedicated to the care of women and their reproductive health. This philosophy is carried out in our professional and personal lives. We strive to reflect His mercy and love in every aspect of this office practice. We commit ourselves to our patients and our employees. We will treat each person as a child of God, respecting their intrinsic dignity without regard to race, age, or socioeconomic status and recognize the great privilege God has given us by allowing us to be healthcare providers. We strive to uphold our mission in what we do daily hopefully making Mississippi a healthier and happier place for women and their families.
The practice is very family oriented. All of our physicians are married with children, and empathize with working women, as well as stay-home moms and focus on the unique needs of each. All of our doctors are from the South and trained in the region, so we have quite a love for Mississippi and the entire Southeast.
Our practice is complemented by nurse practitioners, Sharon Brown, CFNP, and Katie Sartin, CFNP, and over 40 additional clinic staff. Together, we are committed to excellence in medical practice. Our physicians stay involved in continuing medical education and encourage the staff to do likewise in their own areas of expertise. We treat a diverse clientele from the Jackson metropolitan area and surrounding rural areas, including Louisiana and Alabama.
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Meet our Specialists
Donna G. Breeland, M.D., FACOG
Donna G. Breeland, M.D., FACOG, was born and raised in the Jackson area and attended Jackson Preparatory School graduating with a 4.0 as a National Merit Finalist with a National Merit Scholarship. She attended Belhaven College for her undergraduate education where she was graduated Summa Cum Laude having received the Presidential Scholarship, the Belhaven Christian Fellowship Award, was listed in Who’s Who in American College and Universities, a National Dean’s List Member with Scholarship, and on the President’s List. She was President of the Belhaven College Student Body. She attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her Resident Training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1990. During medical school she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Top Gun Award for ”Superlative Surgical Technique in Obstetrics and Gynecology.”
Dr. Breeland is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Winfred L. Wiser Society. Dr. Breeland shares a Pro-Life stance with her partners and has a particular interest in infertility, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause medicine. She has expertise in the use of bio-identical hormones in all forms: creams, pellets, and troches. Having been in practice since 1990, Dr. Breeland has enjoyed being involved with generations of family members through their gynecological and obstetrical care. Dr. Breeland is a member of the medical staffs of River Oaks Hospital, Woman’s Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.
Married since 1991, Dr. Breeland and her husband have three children and are active members of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. She enjoys taking time for medical mission trips through her church having been most recently to Peru. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Jackson and enjoys cooking, snow skiing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Shani K. Meck, M.D., FACOG
Shani Kirk Meck, M.D., FACOG, graduated as Valedictorian of her class from South Natchez High School in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1989. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1993. She then attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2001. She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and the Winfred L. Wiser Society. Dr. Meck is currently a staff member at Merit River Oaks Hospital, Merit Woman’s Hospital, and Baptist Medical Center.
She has served on numerous hospital committees including chairing the Ethics Committee, chairing the Women’s Health Committee, and serving on the Executive Committee at River Oaks Hospital. Dr. Meck has a particular interest in adolescent gynecology and in treating Interstitial Cystitis. Her passion is taking care of the entire person, both physically and spiritually. She mentors young women who aspire to enter the medical profession and defends the rights of the unborn. Dr. Meck is an active member of the Junior League of Jackson and First Baptist Church of Jackson, as well as a member of the choir. She married Jackie Meck in 1993 and they have two daughters and a son and reside in Jackson.
Missy J. McMinn, M.D., FACOG
Missy Jackson McMinn, M.D., FACOG, a native of Brandon, Mississippi, graduated in the top five per cent of her class from Brandon High School in 1991. She matriculated to Mississippi State University where she was graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biochemistry. During her college years, she served as president of Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, received the Dow Chemical Chemistry Scholarship, was selected by MSU faculty as a member of the Society of Scholars, was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, and was selected as Senior of the Year of Phi Mu Sorority in 1995. She attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed both medical school and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. McMinn is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Winfred L. Wiser Society, and the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. McMinn has been practicing with East Lakeland OB/Gyn since 2003. She serves on the medical staffs of Merit River Oaks Hospital, Merit Woman’s Hospital, and Baptist Medical Center.
She has served on many committees for River Oaks Hospital including Quality Control, Operating Room Committee, chairman of the Women’s Health Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Dr. McMinn enjoys educating young teens about their reproductive health, preventive medicine, sexually transmitted diseases and the prevention of teen pregnancy. She has a special interest in infertility patients and minimally invasive surgeries. The strength of her practice is being able to incorporate her Christian beliefs with the practice of women’s medicine in all ages.
She has been married to Mr. Chris McMinn since 1997, and they have three children. The McMinn family lives in Brandon and are active members of Pinelake Baptist Church.
Lindsey M. Turner, M.D., FACOG
Lindsey Miller Turner, M.D., graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi, in top ten of her class, in 2002. She attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she was inducted into the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She graduated summa cum laude in the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Italian. She then attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2014. During residency, she received the Gold Humanism in Teaching Award, the Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery Award, the Maternal Fetal Medicine Award, and the Resident Teaching Award.
She is a Fellow in the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Turner is currently a staff member at Merit River Oaks Hospital, Merit Woman’s Hospital, and Baptist Medical Center.
She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery, cervical dysplasia, and adolescent care. She enjoys the opportunity to work in a clinic environment that supports the integration of faith into treatment of patients. Dr. Turner resides in Brandon, MS. She married her husband, Michael Turner, in 2010, and together have two children. They are active members of PineLake Church Reservoir Campus.
Michelle Taheri, M.D., FACOG
Michelle Schussler Taheri graduated as Valedictorian of her class from Long Beach High School in Long Beach, Mississippi, in 2000. She attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and graduated Cum Laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish. She then attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2015. During her residency, Dr. Taheri served as Chief Resident and upon graduation received the Teaching Award. She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Mississippi State Medical Association.
Dr. Taheri is currently a staff member at River Oaks Hospital, Woman’s Hospital and Baptist Hospital, as well as a member of the staff of Surgicare of Jackson. She has particular interests in vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Taheri is proficient in Spanish and enjoys using her Spanish skills in caring for the Spanish speaking women. Supportive of breast feeding mothers, she enjoys educating patients about their health and current recommendations in order to help them maximize a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Taheri takes a special interest in medical mission trips, running, and yoga. She has been happily married to Allen Taheri since 2012 and they are the proud parents of three daughters, including twins! The Taheri’s live in Ridgeland and attend Madison United Methodist Church where Dr. Taheri is a member of the choir.
Sharon K. Brown, CFNP
Sharon Brown, CFNP, grew up in Decatur, Alabama and graduated with honors from Austin High School in 1979. She attended college at Mississippi State University and graduated from nursing school from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she served as president of her senior class and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. After working in both Critical Care and Cardiology, she attended Vanderbilt University and received a Masters of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, graduating with honors in 1994. In 1995, Sharon began her practice with East Lakeland OB/GYN.
She currently has privileges to Merit River Oaks Hospital and Merit Woman’s Hospital.
Sharon is a member of the American Nursing Association, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s
Health, and International Society of Clinical Densitometry. She has a special interest in
adolescent and menopause medicine, as well as bone health.
She has been married to Jim Brown since 1989 and together they have three children.They are
actively involved at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland. She also enjoys paddle
boarding, SEC sports, reading and spending time with friends.
Katie W. Sartin, CFNP
Katie Sartin, CFNP, was raised in Pearl, Mississippi and graduated from Pearl High School with honors. She attended Ole Miss and received Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She spent time practicing in the fields of women’s health and pediatrics before going back to UMC and received a Master’s of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner.
Katie is certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and has been in Women’s Health for over 15 years. She enjoys the educational aspect of practicing, such as proactive health and the wholistic approach. She also specializes in cholesterol and breastfeeding counseling.
Katie has been married to Brendan Sartin for 15 years and have four children. They live in Pelahatchie, where they are members of Cross Roads Baptist Church.