Tom Milhorn grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1955 he graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High  where he played football and ran distances in track. He  now resides in Meridian, Mississippi.

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om graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in 1960 with majors in mathematics and physics. At LMU he participated in intramural softball and basketball and twice was elected to the Intramural All Star basketball team.

In 1964 he received a PhD in physiology and biophysics from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in biomathematics at North Carolina State University.

In 1975 he obtained his MD from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and subsequently completed a family medicine residency. In 1987 Dr. Milhorn was certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

His wife, Kay, is a former neurological/ neurosurgical nurse specialist. Their son, Toby, now lives in Meridian after a career in graphic design. A stepson, Steve, owns his own business in Huntsville, Alabama.

Tom retired from the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1992 with the ranks of Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. At the time of retirement he was certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Moving to Meridian, Dr. Milhorn did private practice for five years, followed by four years of Addiction Medicine and General Medicine at East Mississippi State Hospital.

In 2004 he and Kay completed a four-year (2-1/2 class hours per week) Education for Ministry course by extension from The School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

In 2005 Dr. Milhorn was inducted into the Lincoln Memorial University Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2016 he was inducted into the Dobyns-Bennett High School Hall of Fame.

Dr. Milhorn currently is in charge of didactics and is involved in other aspects of the the  EC-Healthnet Family Medicine Residency Program and teaches computer courses for the city of  Meridian, Mississippi. He is board certified in family medicine.

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Substance Use Disorders: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider
     

 



 

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Physics:
A Biographical Approach
 
  The History of Astronomy
and Astrophysics: A Biographical Approach

 


Cybercrime: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim
 
 

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Caduceus Awry
A Novel
 

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Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft

 



Crime: Computer Viruses to Twin Towers
 

 


Electrocardiography for the Family Physician:
The Essentials

 
Drug & Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide
for Parents, Teachers & Counselors
 
 


Chemical Dependence:
Diagnosis, Treatment
& Prevention

 

  The Application of
Control Theory to
Physiological Systems

 

Dr. Milhorn is the author of 11 books, 12 chapters in books, and over a hundred CME and research articles.

2009. Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft was listed at number 11 on Tower Books' Top 100 Book Bestsellers in the category of Composition and Creative Writing.

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2009. Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors was listed at number 9 on Tower Books' Top 100 Book Bestsellers in the category of Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking.


2009.
In an interview by Richard Mabry, best selling author Michael Palmer recommended Writing Genre Fiction: a Guide to the Craft for non-physicians wishing to write a medical thriller.

 

2008. Named a distinguished alumnus of Lincoln Memorial University

 

2008. At the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, best-selling novelist Robert Dugoni recommended Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft as "one of your absolute must-read writing resources."

2007. Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft was chosen as the recommended reading for SEAK's annual course, Advanced Legal Fiction Writing.

2006. Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft was chosen as the recommended reading by New York Times best-selling authors Michael Palmer and Tess Gerritsen for their annual course, Medical Fiction Writing For Physicians.

2005
Inducted into the Lincoln Memorial University alumni Literary Hall of Fame.

2004. Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors was named by Questia Librarians to the list of 12 Best Books and
 Articles on
Teenage Drug Abuse.

2003. Listed in Mississippi Writers and Musicians

2002 Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors made The Top 20 Best Read eBooks List by Questia Media.

1998 Caduceus Awry was a finalist in the novel competition of the Eudora Welty Film and Fiction Festival.

1994 Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors made the Academic Top-twenty Best Seller List.

1989. Nicotine Dependence” was selected by the American Academy of Family Practice as one of the top four articles written by a family physician.

1976-2002 Appointed at various times to the editorial review boards of the American Journal of Physiology, the Biomedical Engineering Journal, the American Family Physician, and the Family Practice Research Journal.

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