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Dr. WardTimothy H. Ward, MD

Dr. Ward is Board Certified by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and by the American Board of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Ward is a South Georgia native raised in Sale City (Mitchell County). He attended Valdosta State College graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Biology and Chemistry (top 1% of his class). He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA in 1980. He completed his Internship and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia. After Residency, he became a clinical faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ward practiced Anesthesiology for 25 years with South GA Anesthesia Associates at Archbold Hospital.

He found a need in this area for pain management in early 2000 and began practicing interventional pain medicine. He formed Interventional Pain Management of South GA dba Thomasville Pain Center in 2008. Dr. Ward is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

He has always been an active member of the community and the Archbold Hospital Staff. He served as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Chairman of the Surgery/Anesthesiology Section, the Medical Executive Board, and Archbold Chief of Staff 2005-2006 among other commitments. Dr. Ward has been a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1984, has four children, and three grandchildren. He continues to enjoy the rural lifestyle of the Thomasville area that includes family, fishing, farming, tennis, and hunting.



Laura Ashley Jacobs, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Ashley is a native to Hartsfield, Georgia. She attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she played collegiate tennis. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia Southern University in 2007. In 2010, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University. In 2014, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgia Southern University. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the state of Georgia.

Ashley previously worked as a registered nurse at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, where she obtained experiences as a labor and delivery, nursery, and postpartum nurse. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Ashley joined Thomasville Pain Center in spring of 2015. She is grateful for the opportunity to help improve the daily lives of those suffering with pain.



Regenia D. Hutchins, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Regenia is a native to Cairo, Georgia. She earned her Associate Degree of Arts in Nursing from Southwestern University in 1984, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013, and Master of Science in Nursing from South University in 2016. While obtaining her degree at Southwestern University, she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is a current member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Regenia previously worked as a Registered Nurse at Archbold Hospital, where her experience included working in both the PACU and Medical/Surgical Unit. She also has experience working as a Registered Nurse at Hospice of SW Georgia, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, and GA Lions Camp for the Blind. Regenia was also a previous Clinical Instructor with Bainbridge State College. Regenia enjoys the outdoors, beach, and family. She loves caring for people, the profession of Nursing, and being a host to Rescue for Animals.

Regenia joined TPC in 2016. She is excited to be part of such a caring and collaborative team. Her greatest joy is helping people achieve a better quality of life.