Welcome, Dr. Kody Nichols

Dr. Kody Nichols is joining Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics. Dr. Nichols comes to MANA from Mercy Kids in Ft. Smith. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Arkansas Ft. Smith and his M.D. at UAMS in Little Rock, where he was also Chief Resident. Dr. Nichols was also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UAMS. […]

Welcome, Desiree Nelson, APRN

MANA physicians are proud to welcome Desiree Nelson, APRN, to the Pulmonary Medicine team at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, A MANA Clinic.  Nurse Practitioner Nelson is not new to MANA. She has worked in health care in Fayetteville for 16 years. During that time she was a Pulmonary RN at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic for several years […]

National Doctors Day: 10 Surprising Facts

March 30th is National Doctors Day, since 1933 a day to recognize and appreciate doctors. Here are 10 surprising facts you might not know about doctors. The average doctor has 40,000 hours of training. There are about 1,062,205 doctors in the United States. 65% of those doctors are male. However, there are more female pediatricians […]

Sports Physicals and COVID-19

Northwest Arkansas’s community danger level for COVID-19 is now low, and athletes are excited about getting back to their sports. Team sports, in particular, have been hampered by the pandemic. How does COVID-19 affect sports physicals this spring? Do you need a sports physical? Student athletes usually require a sports physical or sports clearance exam. […]

Hiking with Children

Spring is in the air, and Northwest Arkansas is calling us all to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty. It’s a perfect opportunity to take your family hiking. Short family hikes There are plenty of easy family hikes in Northwest Arkansas. Here are some of our favorites: Tanyard Creek Loop in Bella Vista Crystal […]

What Is Gout?

When you hear the word “gout” you might think of Charles Dickens or other old literature. Gout is what causes old gentlemen in vintage cartoons to need to put a bandaged foot up on a hassock. But gout is also a common form of inflammatory arthritis that affects more than 200,000 Americans each year. Caused […]

When Should You Begin Colon Cancer Screenings?

The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening beginning at age 45.  Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of death from cancer (when data on men and women are combined).  But regular testing is one of the most effective ways to prevent colorectal cancer. […]

Sleep Awareness Week

Think over the conversations you’ve had in the past week. Chances are good that at least one of those conversations was about not getting enough sleep. And if, as you think back, it almost feels like some of the time those claims sounded like bragging, it’s probably not your imagination.  Teens may see staying up […]

Introduce Your Kids to the Radish

Summer gardens and farmers markets bring us a bounty of tomatoes and zucchini, but one vegetable that is fresh and tasty all year is the underappreciated radish. Radishes are tasty and nutritious, but are still most often seen as garnishes. Read on for some more interesting, kid-friendly ways to prepare these bold vegetables. Are radishes […]

Dr. Michelle C. Walters Joins The Breast Center

Dr. Michelle C. Walters joined The Breast Center on March 1, 2022. Dr. Walters has over 24 years of experience as a breast radiologist in the Dallas area where she interpreted mammograms, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI exams. She also performed mammogram guided, ultrasound guided, as well as MRI guided breast biopsies. “I was impressed […]