UAMS to Buy and Operate Magnolia Clinic Beginning June 1

By Nate Hinkel

The clinic’s name will become the UAMS Family Medical Center-Magnolia, and it will move from its location at 707 N. Washington to 104 E. Columbia.

Patients will see no changes in the clinic’s services. Hours will remain 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and the phone number will remain (870) 235-3556.

“By becoming a UAMS clinic, we will give residents of Magnolia and surrounding areas easy access to Arkansas’ largest and most advanced health care system,” said Martha Garrett-Shaver, M.D., medical director.

Currently staffed by nurse practitioners JoAnn Clark, A.P.N., and Rebecca Pearce, A.P.N., the clinic will also feature UAMS doctors Kyle Diaz, M.D., and Philipp Narciso, M.D.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or