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Experienced Providers are at the heart of our care.

ABOUT US

Arthritis Associates offers patients suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis or other rheumatic diseases a wide range of services from testing and diagnosis to a variety treatments including education, medicine, diet, lifestyle management, exercise and physical therapy. We appreciate your confidence in selecting us and would like to assure you that we will do all we can to help you with your medical problem. We encourage you to ask questions about your medical problems, your illness, or our recommendations concerning your treatment. Only after you are fully informed will you be in a position to give your consent to a plan for your treatment. We also welcome suggestions on how we can improve our service to you. Please feel free to discuss these with any member of our staff or by letter or email if you prefer. If you provide us with your name and contact information, we'll be happy to respond. Our goal is to give every patient the best care possible. Above all, your health is our main concern.

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OUR STAFF

david i. weiss, M.D.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Weiss considers himself a native Mississippian since moving to Jackson at the age of three. He is married with three children and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

He attended the University of Southern Mississippi before completing his basic sciences from the UTESA School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and his clinical studies through Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Following an internship at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, and residency at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Weiss earned his Rheumatology Fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in June, 1995.

Dr. Weiss began his professional career at the Center for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, a group specialty practice in Miami, Florida. Since relocating to the Hattiesburg area in 1997, Dr. Weiss has been treating patients throughout South Mississippi who suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis and other rheumatic diseases.

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Carey Leigh Norris, MSN, FNP-C

Mrs. Carey Leigh Norris, a Hattiesburg native, is a Family Nurse practitioner (FNP) is board certified by The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Mississippi in 2002. She attended the University of Mississippi School of Nursing where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004 and a Masters in Science in 2009. 

Mrs. Norris has approximately 20 years experience in nursing. She began her nursing career with a broad range of specialties including post anesthesia care and surgical -trauma intensive care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from 2002-2009. She traveled and lived in New York City where she worked on a medical surgical floor at Beth Israel Medical Center. Later, she became the first pediatric orthopedic Nurse practitioner (NP) hired at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she helped shape and grow the pediatric orthopedic program.  Soon after marrying and moving back to Hattiesburg, she became the first hospitalist NP at Hattiesburg clinic where she worked at Forrest General Hospital and the Orthopedic Institute. 

The last 9 years, her nurse practitioner role has been specifically in Urology here in Hattiesburg. 

At Arthritis Associates, Mrs. Norris evaluates and treats patients with rheumatological and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disease. She also evaluates and treats patients with osteoarthritis, joint pain, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. She offers many procedures for joint pain, such as intra articular joint injections. She works alongside her collaborating physician, Dr. David Weiss. 

Jennifer Moffett, MSN, FNP-C

Jennifer is a native of Jones County and has been a nurse for 16 years. She is a graduate of Jones College Associate of Nursing in 2005, Mississippi University for Women, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015, and Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner in 2021. Jennifer is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of Mississippi Association of Family Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her nursing experience is varying, consisting of maternal child care, home health, wound care, surgery, clinic owner, and corporate nursing. She has three college age children and currently resides in the Ellisville area. Jennifer looks forward to continuing to serve the needs of the residents of the Pine Belt and surrounding areas concerning their rheumatological needs. 

At Arthritis Associates, PLLC, Jennifer Moffett, FNP evaluates and treats patients with rheumatological and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disease. She also evaluates and treats patients with osteoarthritis, joint pain, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. She offers many procedures for joint pain, such as intra articular joint injections. She works alongside her collaborating physician, Dr. David Weiss.

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Rebecca Cartlidge, RN

Rebecca came to us in February 2018 with 2 years experience in cardiac nursing, 6 years experience in orthopedic nursing, and 1 year of clinical nursing experience. She graduated with her ADN from Meridian Community College in 2009. Rebecca is equipped with the skill set and knowledge to lead the infusion center at Arthritis Associates. She infuses intravenous medications for a variety of inflammatory and musculoskeletal related conditions including but not limited to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Systemic Lupus. The infusion center at Arthritis Associates offers a comfortable atmosphere for patients with relaxing large recliners, television, and a variety of reading material. She also performs daily tasks such as phlebotomy, injections, patient education, training and helps with prior authorizations for medications. She is a Laurel native, and currently resides in Petal, MS with her husband and two daughters.

Our x-ray technologist is Rori Miller RT(R) and she has been employed by Arthritis Associates for 14 years. She is licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists as well as the MS State Board of Health. In addition to many years of clinical experience performing DEXA scans Rori has completed training and certification for bone densitometry by the International Society for Clinical

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Jennifer is the newest member of the Arthritis Associates family. She came to us in February 2019 with 20 years experience in cardiac nursing and clinical experience and 2 years experience as a nurse consultant. She graduated with her BSN from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1997. She performs daily tasks such as phlebotomy, injections, patient education, training and helps with prior authorizations for medications. She also helps with clinical trials and with patient infusion. She is a Oak Grove native, and currently resides in Hattiesburg, MS with her husband and two sons.

Jennifer Easterling, RN

Danielle joined the staff of Arthritis Associate, PLLC in 2013 as a receptionist.  With the desire to help with patient care, Danielle trained and became a licensed X-Ray technician with the State Board of Health.  As well as a medical assistant to assist the providers and the nursing staff.  Danielle is a Covington County native and lives in Sumrall with her family.

Kelli P. Mooney, MSN, FNP-C
Danielle Pickett, X-Ray