Baptist Health continues to help meet the ever-expanding health care needs of Faulkner County residents with the opening of a new family clinic and gastroenterology satellite clinic in Conway.
Jovan Baker, M.D., is now seeing patients at Baptist Health Family Clinic-Salem Road. Dr. Baker, a native of Orlando, Florida, received her medical education from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten. She later completed residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Baptist Health Family Clinic-Salem Road is located at 605 Salem Road, Suite B3, next to Great American Cookies/Marble Slab Creamery. The clinic’s hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. Baker believes in the adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Simply put, it’s easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.
“My philosophy tends to emphasize prevention,” she says. “However, if illness or disease is present, my goal is to work together with my patients on an evidence-based treatment plan that works for them. I believe that in order to deliver the best care possible, there should be a team effort between a doctor and a patient.”
In her spare time, Dr. Baker enjoys making memories with her husband – her high school sweetheart – as well as interacting with people from all walks of life, exploring other cultures, practicing her Christian faith and discovering new restaurants.
Dr. Baker is board-certified in family medicine. Her services include management of acute illness and chronic illness, immunizations, annual physicals, well-woman exams/Pap smears, sports physicals, skin biopsies, cryotherapy, ingrown toenail removal and earwax removal. Additionally, she specializes in hypertension and mental health services. As a primary care provider, Dr. Baker guides patients through making healthy everyday decisions as well as life’s big changes, like starting a family or overcoming an illness. She can also refer patients to the best practitioners for any specialty care that they may need.
Within the Baptist Health Family Clinic-Salem Road space, Baptist Health Gastroenterology Clinic-Conway is also opening this month, offering high-quality gastroenterology services in a location that is closer to home for Conway-area residents. Caring for patients at the satellite clinic are Brandy Eason, A.P.N.; Sarah Atkins, A.P.N.; and Kara “Lindsey” Sierra, A.P.N.
Eason, a Star City native, received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She and her husband, Robert, have two children, Jett and Zoe. In her spare time, Eason enjoys traveling, shopping, cooking and outdoor activities as well as anything Arkansas Razorbacks.
Atkins, who has lived in Conway for over 10 years, received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from UCA and a master’s degree in Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She and her husband of eight years, Jeremy, have two dogs. Outside of caring for patients, Atkins enjoys traveling, concerts, weekend trips and spending time with family and friends.
Sierra, a Clinton native, received a Master of Science in Nursing from UCA. She and her husband, Anthony, have been married for 12 years. They have two children: Saylor and Sawyer. Sierra enjoys watching her children play sports, traveling, baking, reading and trying new restaurants with friends. All three providers are board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Baptist Health Gastroenterology Clinic-Conway offers treatment plans and testing for improving overall digestive health. A primary way a gastroenterologist protects the future of a patient’s health is through colonoscopies, which aid in detecting cancer early. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.
A physician referral is required to see a provider at Baptist Health Gastroenterology Clinic-Conway.
Baptist Health connects patients with the care they need, for whatever stage of life they’re in. Whether someone is in need of a check-up, treatment for a common illness or are experiencing unexplained issues, the healing ministry partners with patients to help create their healthiest, happiest life.
To learn more about these clinics and the services they provide to residents of Conway and surrounding communities, visit Baptist-Health.com or call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.