Janet Ricks, DO, is Associate Professor Family Medicine at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She came to the university in 2007 after several years in private practice in Meridian, Mississippi. She serves as the president for both the Louisiana and Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Associations. Ricks earned her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. Ricks is a diplomate of American Board of Family Medicine and a member of American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, and Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association.