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Mena Medical Associates Welcomes New Providers, Patrick Fox, MD and Kristen Mack, APRN

Mena Medical Associates, an outpatient family care division of Mena Regional Health System, recently added two providers to their medical team. Dr. Patrick Fox, Family Practice Provider and a member of the MRHS medical staff since 2007, currently serves as a part-time MRHS ER Physician. He will be joining Mena Medical Associates in May of this year. Dr. Fox received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR. Individuals are encouraged to contact the clinic to establish Dr. Fox as their primary care provider.

Kristen Mack, APRN is now caring for patients in the Walk-In Care Center, located within Mena Medical Associates, 1103 College Drive. Kristen received a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. She will begin scheduling and treating patients in the family health care clinic in April. The two additional providers will be joining Dr. Joseph Aldrich, Pediatrics; Dr. Steven Forrest, Family Medicine; APRN Jennifer Kesterson, Family Medicine; APRN Chip Koppein, Family Medicine; APRN Lori Fortner, Family Medicine; and APRN Stacy Scott, Family Medicine.

Understanding the vital importance of healthcare in our community, Mena Medical Associates cares for individuals from pediatrics to elderly, including wellness checks, immunizations, preventative medicine, and management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes. A full-time referral specialist works diligently with providers to coordinate care between specialists. The convenient, in-house laboratory allows for prompt diagnosis of illnesses, therefore resulting in timely treatment. Same day appointments with a provider are available.

In an effort to encourage patients to be an active participant in their care, a patient portal is provided, allowing individuals to connect with their provider through a safe and secure environment. Key health information recorded during office visits, recent lab orders, medications, diagnoses and more are included in the secure portal.

In addition to the full range of family medicine services, Mena Medical Associates offers outpatient specialties, reducing travel time and expense for the convenience of our community and surrounding areas. Hot Springs Cardiologists that provide outpatient care include Gregory St. John, M.D., FACC; Eric Bowen, M.D.; Jeffrey Tauth, M.D., FACC; as well as Little Rock Cardiology Clinic Specialist Carl Leding, M.D. Kayla Harrington, APRN with Hot Springs Urology Clinic, under the direction of Seth Hollenbach, MD, provides diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in men and women and diseases of the male reproductive system.

The Walk-In Care Center, a non-urgent after hours clinic, is housed within the same facility. The center offers primary care services seven days a week. No appointments required. The Walk-In Care Center hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:30 and Saturday-Sunday 9:00-4:00. The operational hours of Mena Medical Associates are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.

“I am honored for the opportunity to improve access to our primary care services by welcoming Dr. Patrick Fox and Kristen Mack, APRN to our medical team. As we continue with our vision directed toward growth, patient care and quality assurance will always be our highest priority.” – Jay Quebedeaux

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