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About Our Doctors


Robert J. Cain, MD

Robert J.Cain, MD is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his Pediatric internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.​ Dr.Cain has been with SPC since 1995. He is married to Dr. Sheila Crowley, and has four children.


Paul L. Ruff, MD
Paul L. Ruff, MD is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He completed his medical studies at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and his pediatric residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He is married to Cindy and they have three children.

Deborah A. Shirley, MD
Deborah A. Shirley, MD is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and attended the Mississippi School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.


Hannah S. Stewart, CFNP

Hannah Stewart is a certified family nurse practitioner and has been practicing since 2012. She earned her bachelor's and master’s degrees in nursing from Mississippi University for Women.  Hannah has worked in labor and delivery, orthopedics, and in an urgent care/family medicine setting before joining Starkville Pediatric Clinic. Hannah is married to Wade and they have two children.


E. Caroline Fiser, CPNP

E. Caroline Fiser, CPNP, is from Meridian, MS, and graduated from Mississippi State University.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Union University, graduating as class valedictorian.  She received her Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s degree from Vanderbilt University.  Caroline worked in the neonatal intensive care unit at UMMC prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She has been with SPC since December of 2019.






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