Dr. Ty Walton, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Dr. Walton’s story of success is birthed out of a life of determination, hard work, and a solid faith in Christ. After becoming a teenage mother and high school dropout, she was determined to be more than a statistic. This determination motivated her to return to high school and graduate with her class. After graduation, she discovered her calling to be a nurse.
Dr. Walton has been a nurse for fourteen years. She began her career in the healthcare field as a certified nursing assistant. Dr. Walton later returned to school and completed the licensed practical nursing program at Itawamba Community College in 2002. Dr. Walton’s desire to unleash her full potential propelled her to work and pursue her education further. Dr. Walton’s pursuit culminated in 2013 with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Mississippi University for Women.
For the last four years, Dr. Walton has been privileged to work at the North Mississippi Regional Center where she has been extensively trained in primary care to over two hundred individuals with IDD in a residential setting. Dr. Walton specializes in care of clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities including seizures, autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, genetic conditions, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and an array of other chronic health issues.
Dr. Walton’s leadership promoted her to the role of the first Director of Clinical Administration for the facility. Her leadership responsibilities have afforded her many notable accomplishments such as writing and implementing policy and procedures, implementing and maintaining an infection control surveillance program as the infection control officer, negotiating medical and dental contractual services, facilitating coordination of the DETECT grant funds (1.3 million dollars), project manager for implementation of electronic health records, serving on chair and member of multiple committees, and a host of other administrative duties to enhance the healthcare of individuals with IDD.
Dr. Walton has proven her skills to provide comprehensive care and the ability to coordinate the care required for complex healthcare needs. Dr. Walton possesses the unique ability to lead, motivate, and inspire others to live from within and take an active role in prevention and maintenance of one’s healthcare.
Dr. Walton is team oriented and endeavors to use all available resources to remain viable and innovative in caring for individuals with IDD and the general population. She brings with her a wealth of experience, love, and compassion for underserved individuals and those that possess a lack of access to healthcare.
Our vision is to become the comprehensive, community-based, clinic of choice providing excellent primary care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as the general population in the state of Mississippi by removing negative stigmas, cultural biases, and misunderstandings."
To provide compassionate and excellent primary care services to all including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.