Mary Claire Ponder, NP

Specializing in Nurse Practitioner Family Practice

Mary Claire Ponder is a licensed nurse practitioner at Baptist Medical Group-Dogwood Primary Care. Born and raised in Brandon, Mississippi, she is a 2016 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Master’s Program for family nurse practitioners and a member of Sigma Theta Ta, the international nursing honor society. Mary Claire began her career in nursing in 2011 and worked in the Baptist Memorial Health Care system in multiple specialties until 2016. Joining Baptist Medical Group in 2018 as a licensed nurse practitioner, she now provides advanced care for acute and chronic care patients.



Bachelor of Science in Nursing; University of Southern Mississippi; Hattiesburg, MS; 2010

Graduate School

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program; University of Southern Mississippi; 2016

Awards, Certifications & Memberships

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association
  • Mississippi Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Primary Location

Baptist Medical Group-Dogwood Primary Care

151 East Metro Parkway
Suite 103
Flowood,MS 39232

Hospital Affiliations

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Mississippi Baptist Medical Center