King Joins NMMC Heartburn Center

Emilee Wiygul King

TUPELO, Mississippi—Registered nurse Emilee Wiygul King, RN, has joined North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heartburn Center as nurse coordinator/educator. In this role, King collaborates with gastroenterologists and surgeons at the Center for Digestive Health to help patients manage chronic heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). She performs esophageal and anorectal manometry procedures, 48-hour Bravo PH studies and ambulatory 24-hour impedance studies. She also educates patients about prevention, procedures, medications, special diets and physician instructions. King, who lives in Fulton, earned her associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 2019. She completed a nursing internship and externship at NMMC while a student and worked as a contract registered nurse before assuming her role at the Heartburn Center. For more information about services available through the Heartburn Center, visit www.nmhs.net/ heartburn-center or call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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