Dr. William S. Cook is a Board-Certified Outpatient Psychiatrist providing high quality, confidential patient care in Jackson and Natchez, Mississippi.
A native of Jackson, Dr. Cook is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) where he majored in biology. He returned home to Jackson, Mississippi to complete his medical school training at the University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed a flexible internship at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts, focusing on internal medicine. While pursuing an aspiration of being a dermatologist.
Dr. Cook completed a year of pathology residency training at the Mallory Institute of Pathology at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He then completed a National Institute of Health fellowship in dermatology at the University of California in San Francisco. Still unclear of his final direction in medicine, Dr. Cook worked in emergency medicine in both California and Mississippi.
He went back to school to complete his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he served as chief resident during his senior year. He received the Jaquith Award for most outstanding resident his senior year. Dr. Cook then completed a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York along with a fellowship specializing in sexuality at Bellevue Hospital (NYU School of Medicine) in New York.
He has been a psychiatrist for more than 20 years with a current private outpatient practice in Jackson, Mississippi along with working part time in Natchez, Mississippi.
Dr. Cook is the co-author of “The Third Act – A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Finishing Well” about the challenges and opportunities of retirement and aging. With co-author Grant D. Fairley, they explore how to have an enjoyable and meaningful retirement.
He is currently working on a new book with co-author Grant D. Fairley on the topic of compassion fatigue. The title is “Discover Your Oasis – Hope for Weary Caregivers” and is expected to be published in late 2017.