UAMS North Central Regional Campus Starts Family Medicine Residency Program, Names First Six Resident Physicians

By Ben Boulden

The six new resident physicians who began practicing medicine in Batesville on July 1 are:

  • Tim Baty, D.O. — Hometown: Wynne, Arkansas
  • Anita Kisiedu, M.D. — Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia
  • JonMark Lane, M.D. — Hometown: Searcy, Arkansas
  • Christopher Mayfield, M.D. — Hometown: Rowlett, Texas
  • Jonathan Pennington, D.O. — Hometown: Heber Springs, Arkansas
  • E.J. Williams, M.D. — Hometown: Greenwood, Arkansas

In addition to UAMS Family Medical Center, the new residents also will practice at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

“For the Family Medical Center in Batesville, we only sought out the best and brightest candidates to join us in the second year of our program, bringing to 12 the total number of residents here,” said Jordan Weaver, M.D., director of the residency program. “Less than two years ago, we moved into a new building, and already we’re adding a significant number of new doctors to the region at a challenging time for health care in Arkansas and worldwide.”

In August 2018, UAMS celebrated the expansion and new home for its North Central Regional Campus and Family Medical Center in a $5.5 million remodeled, spacious and up-to-date facility near White River Medical Center in Batesville.

The Family Medical Center in Batesville provides clinical care and health education services and will train medical residents in primary care. The UAMS Family Medicine Residency Program in Batesville will admit six residents per year until reaching a total of 18 residents in 2021.  It serves 11 counties: Marion, Baxter, Van Buren, Fulton, Sharp, Izard, Cleburne, Stone, Searcy, Independence and White.

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