Jarrod Beachum, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant from Tupelo, MS. He graduated in May 2019 from the Bethel University Physician Assistant Program with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree and passed his NCCPA National Boards in June. He graduated magna cum laude and with University Honors from the University of Memphis at Lambuth in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. Following graduation, he was hired as an Adjunct Professor in the Biology Department, The University of Memphis at Lambuth. Jarrod also began his medical career as a Patient Care Technician in the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Emergency Department in January 2016, where he worked for one year before beginning PA school in January 2017. Prior to finishing his degrees, Jarrod served 9 years in the United States Marine Corps. He is a classically-trained professional trombone player, and served as a multi-instrument musician in the Marine Corps. During his nine years in the Marine Corps, he lived in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia (twice), and California. He has performed all over the country, including professional sporting events, government functions, community outreach and recruiting tours, and traditional military ceremonial duties, all while maintaining his combat proficiency as a Marine. He has entertained such people as Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and many foreign royal heads-of-state and dignitaries. Despite his background as a Marine, musician, and teacher, his lifelong passion has always been medicine. He was raised by two wonderful nurses, his mother and father. He has seen the impact that healthcare providers have on their community and has always wanted to be in that role as a career. His approach to medicine is to develop relationships with his patients that allow for greater communication of a patient’s needs, and more lasting and targeted whole-person therapies to improve overall health and quality of life. He enjoys being part of the team at 45 Urgent Care, recognizing that each co-worker is vital in the delivery of quality healthcare to our patients. He is the husband of DeAnna, an amazing ER nurse at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital ER. They have been together since 2001, meeting in their high school band in Tupelo, MS. He is the father to Carter and Chloe, two outstanding children to whom he devotes most of his free time. The Beachum family is heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America. Carter and Chloe are both Cub Scouts in Pack 205 in Jackson. Jarrod and DeAnna serve in numerous roles in the pack and at the district and council levels. Jarrod is also an appointed officer in the Captain Jack Holland Detachment of the Marine Corps League here in Jackson, TN, serving as the Sergeant-at-Arms.