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GrandRounds Dr. Dina Epstein Joins Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-North Little Rock NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Dina Epstein, MD, recently joined Baptist Health Women’s ClinicNorth Little Rock as an obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Epstein received her medical education from the University of Arkansas for Dina Epstein Medical Sciences and completed her residency at Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Dr. Epstein joins two other providers at Baptist Health Women’s ClinicNorth Little Rock, located within Baptist Health-North Little Rock. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit baptisthealth.com

UAMS Baptist Health Orthopaedic Clinic-Conway Welcomes Dr. Sean Morell CONWAY – Sean Morell, MD, recently joined UAMS Baptist Health Orthopaedic Clinic-Conway, providing care for a wide range of problems with the hand, wrist and forearm. Dr. Morell, a native of Russellville, received his medical education Sean Morell from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed his

residency in orthopedics. The physician’s training also includes a fellowship at the University of Colorado-Denver. UAMS and Baptist Health-Conway have teamed up to provide complete orthopedic services, giving patients at UAMS Baptist Health Orthopaedic Clinic-Conway the expertise of the state’s largest fellowship-trained orthopedic team combined with the state’s largest, most comprehensive health care network. For more information about the services that UAMS Baptist Health Orthopaedic Clinic-Conway, 625 United Drive, Suite 350, offers, visit baptisthealth.com.

Mercy NWA Adds Neurosurgical Team to Specialties ROGERS – Mercy has welcomed a new neurosurgical team that can treat patients with serious neurological illnesses and injuries who formerly had to be sent elsewhere for treatment. Dr. Castellvi said it Alejandro makes a big difference Castellvi for patients to be able to stay in the community for treatment because of the need for follow-up and continuity of care. Dr. Alejandro Castellvi and nurse practitioner Paula Stephens Paula Stephens joined Mercy Clinic

Neurosurgery – Physicians Plaza, treating patients in the clinic and hospital setting and performing life-saving and life-changing neurosurgery at Mercy Hospital. Stephens concurred that keeping patients in the community can improve outcomes and makes treatment easier for both the patient and their loved ones. The neurosurgical practice can help patients with a wide variety of complaints, from nonsurgical treatments for back pain to stroke treatment and surgical treatment of cranial issues. Dr. Castellvi earned his medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, British West Indies. He completed a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in complex spine surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Stephens has worked in neurosurgical medicine since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in gerontology from the University of Arkansas. She is board certified as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She also has experience in trauma and intensive care. Dr. Castellvi and Stephens are available for appointments at Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery – Physicians Plaza at 2708 S. Rife Medical Lane in Rogers. The practice does not require a referral from another physician, nor prior imaging, for patients to make appointments.

Baptist Health Dedicates New Medical Office Building in North Little Rock NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Baptist Health officially dedicated its new Baptist Health Medical Office Building on Monday, Jan. 13, in North Little Rock. Governor Asa Hutchinson was on hand to help Baptist Health President and CEO Troy Wells and other local dignitaries cut the ribbon on the four-story 160,000-square-foot building which houses the Baptist Health-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Education Program. The Baptist Health-UAMS Medical Education Program is a joint venture with UAMS that started with 24 residents in the specialties of family medicine and internal medicine with plans to expand and ultimately provide up to 120 or more new residency opportunities in the state. Pictured from left to right are Joe Smith, North Little Rock Mayor; Troy Wells, President and CEO of Baptist Health Internal Medicine Baptist Health; Dr. Cam Patterson, UAMS Chancellor; Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Governor; and Judy Henry, Chairman of the Baptist Health Board of Trustees. Clinic and Baptist Health Family Medicine Residency Clinic are located in the building. These new clinics serve as new points of access for the North Little Rock community and provide opportunities for the residents to practice in a clinical setting. The facility features state-of-the-art equipment, conference rooms, a resident lounge, shower facilities, an exercise room, a kitchenette and patient care clinical areas. In addition, the new building will house other physician clinics, as well as lab and x-ray. Lewis Architects and Engineers served as the architect on the $32 million project. The engineering firm was Petit and Petit while the general contractor was CDI Contractors.

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Dr. Jessica Pullen Joins Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Conway CONWAY – Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Conway recently welcomed Jessica Pullen, MD, as an obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Pullen received her medical education from Louisiana State University Health SciJessica Pullen ences Center-Shreveport and had her residency at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Dr. Pullen is married with three children: two girls and a boy. She enjoys spending time with her family through activities like hiking, biking, camping and traveling. Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Conway, 625 United Drive, Suite 420, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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