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In addition, we perform: Percutaneous vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty for treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures resistant to medical therapy; endovascular treatment (minimally invasive procedures that are done inside the blood vessels) for peripheral arterial disease; and endovascular varicose vein treatment of abnormal malfunctioning veins including cosmetic spider veins. MiraDry is an FDA-cleared aesthetic treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). MiraDry safely reduces sweat and odor glands in the underarm.

WOMEN’S IMAGING Dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer and other forms of breast disease Our women’s imaging section performs screening and diagnostic mammography, image guided breast biopsies and interventional procedures using ultrasound guided, stereotactic MRI and stereotactic mammography. We provide the area with the only diagnostic and interventional radiology services in imaging facilities with advanced technology. Hot Springs Radiology also supports our community by working with groups such as Susan G. Komen. We do all of this while recognizing that each person has unique needs when medical imaging is necessary. Hot Springs Radiology understands that while we are highly skilled in the process of medical imaging, we do everything we can to tailor each person's experience into one that is caring and compassionate.


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Feature Articles 11 Do You Have a Medical Power of Attorney? 13 Medicine and the Law – Protect the Ones You Love 15 The Fascinating Life of Dr. Daron Praetzel 16 Helping people take back their lives

30 Men’s Health Matters 31 Be Prepared When Natural Disaster Strikes 32 5 Questions to Ask When Planning for Long-Term Care 33 Are Your Lungs Trying to Tell You Something?

20 Smooth Moves

34 5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year

22 Horses for Healing


26 Embracing the Elderly

40 Medical Profiles

28 Sudden Rapid Heartbeat

47 Medical Resource Directory

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Do You Have a Medical Power of Attorney?


t seems every time we go to a medical facility, the question arises as to whether or not we have a Healthcare Power of Attorney. It’s one of those documents most of us know we need, but still many adults, including younger adults, don’t have one. If you stopped and thought, “How many people do I know that have been involved in an auto accident, or have had an event of incapacity?”, you might be surprised at the number. There are several Advanced Directives for Health and Care that can be considered. Some of the directives you can choose include: (a) Directives to Physicians or Family - This directive allows you to specify for the provision, withdrawal or withholding of medical care in the event of a terminal or irreversible condition; (b) Medical Power of Attorney - This directive allows you to designate another person as your agent for making health care decisions if you become incompetent; (c) Out-of-Hospital Do-NotResuscitate Order - This directive allows competent adults to refuse certain life-sustaining treatments in non-hospital settings where health care professionals are called to assist, including hospital ERs and outpatient settings; (d) Declaration of Mental Health Treatment - This directive allows a court to determine when you become incapacitated and when that declaration becomes effective. We have seen a number of situations where there is simply no family member to help with

the care of a client. This is not as unusual as one might think, and in a retirement market like Hot Springs, or Hot Springs Village, it is even more common. We have been in that position many times, and I hope it will be helpful to share some of the information we have gathered. Realistically, whether you're young or old, when it comes time to make life-and-death health decisions, you need to have a plan. Fortunately, solutions are emerging–like the notion of a “care community” of elderly individuals looking after one another, financially, medically, and often legally. I am not aware of an organized "care community" in our area, but some of the churches are working on creating an environment like this. Even with a care community, it is still absolutely vital to have robust advanced directives concerning end-of-life decisions. The importance of having your end-of-life wishes committed to writing cannot be overemphasized. If you have a directive of any kind, make certain someone knows where it is. If it is locked in your safe at home, or your safe deposit box, it is probably not readily available. So, give someone you trust a copy so that they can get it when you (and they) need it. Occasionally, I will receive a response on some of the issues I write about and was recently asked if I had ever personally had to operate under a Medical Power of

Attorney? My response was, “Yes." My grandmother had just turned 95 when she fell and broke her hip. Her health had been very good up until that point. She walked a couple miles every day and still volunteered at the hospital and the Salvation Army (40 years of service). The medication to control the pain left her mind unclear. I was personally named as Medical POA and the doctor needed someone to approve the surgery and she was clearly not going to do it. So, after a long conversation with the doctor, helping me understand her risks of surgery and her quality of life without it, I approved the surgery, but clearly against her wishes. The outcome was fantastic. She was up and walking with a cane in no time, then back to her daily walks. Your POA gives someone who is not in pain or under the influence of medication the ability to make the best decision for you at the time. We had two more good years with my grandmother, and I was personally glad to have it! ∞ Bill Kerst President, Community First Trust Company He has been conducting educational seminars on IRAs, asset management, and trust management for over 15 years. He has served as the moderator for the Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts course offered by the Arkansas Society of CPAs and provided many seminars to civic and church groups in the community. For more information, call 501-520-3660.



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Family Matters |


Medicine and the Law – Protect the Ones You Love


appy New Year and welcome to 2020! Are you sticking with those resolutions…or are you going to catch it next year? As we roll into a new decade it is a perfect time to remind the great people of Garland County to make sure of their ultimate resolutions (and blessings). The ultimate resolutions I am referring to is making sure your affairs are in order and to be sure that they will be taken care of in the future. To help accomplish this goal, there are several different documents that serve a unique purpose in planning one’s estate. The first and most important document that I always I recommend clients execute is a last will and testament. This document details specifically how you want your estate and affairs handled after you pass. This can include how you want your property distributed, how you want your debts paid, who you want to raise your minor children, even what funeral details you may prefer. Everybody should have a last will and testament as this document may be the only way you can truly dictate how your last wishes are carried out and your legacy may be preserved. The next document I recommend my clients to execute is a living will (also known as an advanced directive). This document details your preference for end of life care for your physicians, family, attorney, and clergymen. A living will is most beneficial to the family of a terminally ill individual’s because it lifts the burden of making medical decisions on the individuals behalf during an already difficult time. Additionally, it may take the burden off of a loved one to make one of the most difficult decisions they may ever be faced with if the decision is already made in advance for them. The more advanced documents I recommend to my clients are Durable Powers of Attorney and Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare. These allow an individual to designate a trusted person or persons to make decisions on their behalf. A durable power of attorney allows the designated

“Attorney” to act as if they were the designating individual, essentially any person you designate as your power of attorney can do anything legally you would be able to do. This is useful for individuals who wish to ensure that their financial obligations (bills) are taken care of so this is absolutely the ultimate “trust document.” Some people are comfortable with an allencompassing Power of Attorney, (meaning that you are designating a person or persons to do just about anything you can do) while others wish to only have a Power of Attorney under exigent circumstances (like medical emergency). Powers of Attorney can be drafted to suit each client’s individual needs, and you are able to put as many or as few restrictions you would like in a durable power of attorney. A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare allows one to designate another to make medical decisions on their behalf if they are incapable. An extreme, but most illustrative, example would be if an individual was in a coma, or only remaining alive with medical support, a Power of Attorney for Healthcare would designate an individual (often a spouse or child) to make decisions, after communicating with physicians, on their behalf. Again, you should only consider granting a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare to someone who you ultimately trust. The most advanced document that allows a client the most control while also protecting their assets is a trust, whether that be revocable or irrevocable. When some clients here the word “trust,” they have pictures in their heads of private jets,

caviar, and lavish mansions in the Hamptons. However, a trust may be beneficial for anybody from Beverly Hills to Lake Hamilton. A trust is a property-transferring document that allows a person (trustee) to control: 1) their property 2) the person or entity that controls their property when they are alive 3) who controls their property when they die 4) how the money or in what circumstances this may be modified. Trusts are beneficial in protection of assets, distribution of property upon death, and ensuring property is not wasted. One of the greatest benefits of a trust is a “Trustee.” A trustee is essentially the person who controls the trust and the property inside that vehicle based on the instructions of the person who created the trust. This is extremely beneficial for people with children who do not want the children to receive a large sum of assets at a young age with no guidance. A trust allows the Trustee to give the children property for their benefit (food, clothing, school, healthcare) while also protecting the property from silly and wasteful decisions that young people are more prone to make. ∞ Have any legal questions or issues to be resolved? Do not hesitate to contact John S. Stobaugh of Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh at 501- 624-1252.

John Stobaugh is a partner at the law firm of Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Born in McGehee, Arkansas, John earned a degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University, followed by his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law (Class of 2013). Formerly with Bell & Boyd, PLLC, John specializes in probate, estate planning, divorce, custody, adoptions, guardianships, commercial litigation, real estate transactions, and property issues. John is a member of Arkansas Bar Association and is currently President of the Garland County Bar Association.

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Around Town |


The Fascinating Life of Dr. Daron Praetzel


Text by Keith Wallis

hen speaking on the subject of interesting people, Dr Daron Praetzel definitely qualifies for the conversation. A 23-year Veteran of the United States Air Force, Dr Praetzel is currently a Colonel in the Reserves at Little Rock Air Force Base. It is there that he continues his service to country by performing oral surgery for active military personnel stationed at the base. His surgical expertise is a crucial part of the healthcare provided to our men and women in uniform there. However, Dr Praetzel’s medical outreach isn’t confined solely to the Little Rock Air Force Base. He is also a partner in his own private practice, Arkansas Oral and Maxillofacial, which has offices in both Hot Springs and White Hall. At these locations, he is able to help numerous patients with 14

not only oral surgeries, but also reconstructive facial operations, while maintaining a reputation statewide for surgical excellence. In addition to his own private practice and military service, Dr Praetzel also provides an outlet for other independent surgeons to treat their patients. Arkansas Center for Surgical Excellence was founded eight years ago in Hot Springs, for the purpose of providing a place to conduct surgical procedures outside of large, more expensive hospitals. Multiple surgeons are invited to perform numerous out-patient surgeries within the facility, making it easier for patients to receive help in a timely manner. It is also at this surgical clinic that Dr Praetzel volunteers with an organization called The Faces Foundation. This non-


profit exists to provide reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgery for children in need, who may not otherwise have the means to receive the procedures. Dr Praetzel and his colleague, Dr Aaron Baldwin, waive their surgical fees and costs in order to give each child the help they so desperately need, without putting their families in financial distress. However, the service is not completely “free”. The program utilizes a ‘pay it forward’ format once applicants are approved for surgery. In order to receive the surgical help at a diminished cost, the patient must commit to an agreed upon amount of charitable service to someone else in need. It is a classic design of ‘people helping people’ in order to make quality of life better for everyone, while shining a warm and uplifting light on an industry that

the once Citizens Bank building, this unique dining establishment provides a nostalgic atmosphere and amazing menu that is unmatched by anything else in the area. In addition to its reputation for culinary perfection, The Vault also features several floors of highly recommended lodging available in the form of reservable lofts located above the dining area. You can reserve a table at the restaurant or book lodging upstairs by visiting the website, From his long-standing commitment to

military service, to his successful surgical practice and ongoing work with area nonprofits, Dr Daron Praetzel lives a fascinating life that continues to benefit the position of others as well as his own interests. His story is one of inspiration and a great example of the impact an individual can have on their surroundings, when they work to fully realize their own potential while also focusing on making a positive difference in the world that exists around them. ∞

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is sometimes criticized for being too price driven. However, if you think that Dr Praetzel spends all of his time in surgery, you would be mistaken. When he isn’t wearing scrubs in the service of others, he displays a noticeable passion about his own health by working out and staying active in CrossFit. He combines a trained musical talent with his desire to help others by serving as music director for the nonprofit Little Rock singing group, Acapella Rising, which among other things, performs at area nursing homes as a voluntary service benefiting the elderly. Dr Praetzel also shows his love for the downtown Hot Springs area through a continued commitment to his steak and seafood restaurant on Central Avenue. Named “The Vault” due to the fact that it resides inside the 100-year-old construct of

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f losing weight is your goal, and you are frustrated with less than beautiful results from exercise, that is because working out is only part of the picture. Did you answer yes to any of the above questions? If so, you need to know that a hormone expert pointed out ANOTHER trend… the people who answered yes to any of the three questions above were also ex-


periencing all kinds of negative health issues… insomnia, acid reflux, high blood pressure, diabetes, digestive problems, headaches, even migraines, night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, low energy and exhaustion. Hormones are keeping you from the life you want. You most likely don’t even know it’s the stress behind the hormones. The 20/30 Fast


Track to Weight Loss & Health Plan addresses the seven hormones that are preventing people from being able to lose weight and from feeling fabulous. Members report losing up to 20 pounds in 30 days, sleeping through the night, getting rid of hot flashes and night sweats, having energy that soars, and so much more. Experts behind the 20/30 Fast Track to Weight Loss & Health Plan

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“We show people the best approach with food and then help them with the mindset piece, which is crucial in long term success. It’s not simple, and people need help, encouragement, and education to help see patterns that have kept them from achieving their goals in the past.”




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say three trends, especially in women over the age of 35, are the culprit of night sweats, hot flashes, and weight gain. 20-30 Fast Track plan addresses hormone imbalance with the highly successful program. Clients receive one-on-one coaching and a free weekly seminar. Owner Susan Bean explains, “Our Health and Wellness Facilitator Kelly Dryden works directly with members. People learn why they have no energy, struggle with insomnia, experience migraines, and other symptoms which all track to hormonal problems.” The program teaches how different foods produce reactions in the body. Also covered is the best way to eat healthy and clean. Losing 20 pounds in 30 days is a bonus, but the real benefit comes in lifestyle changes that last. “We’re going into our 6th year with this program,” says Bean. “We’ve seen people lose



all kinds of pounds and inches, getting off daily medications—even people who are no longer diabetic!” “Helping people take back their lives once they discover what their food triggers are and giving them the help they need with motivation is what makes our program different. We show people the best approach with food and then help them with the mindset piece, which is crucial in long term success.” If losing weight were simple, we would all read a book or an article online and do it. It’s not simple, and people need help, encouragement, and education to help see patterns that have kept them from achieving their goals in the past. Then, step by step, they learn to change those patterns for optimal success. Call 501.525.THIN (8446), go to our 20-30 Fast Track Hot Springs FB page or discover more on ∞



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Health & Beauty |


Smooth Moves Considering Face & Body Treatments for the New Year?


Text by Heather Bennett

or many, the new year feels like the prime time for a glow-up. Here in Hot Springs, there are more image improving resources available than ever before. Whether you're seeking the satisfaction of immediately visible results or you're interested in investing in long-term improvements to your image, Chrysalis Day Spa offers numerous medical-grade health and beauty treatments to help you put your best foot (or face!) forward in 2020. When you feel your best, you look your best, and it’s important to amass a team of trusted professionals to help you meet your health and beauty goals. Chrysalis Day Spa can help you establish a routine of appointments can help you stay on track. Resources like their massage therapy, salon services, manicuring, facials, and waxing 20

are imperative for making self-care a priority. Lasers are a tool that provide quick and effective results for the client, often without discomfort or the downtime that surgery requires. The med spa at Chrysalis currently makes use of this technology through numerous applications: The NuEra Tight smoothing system gives skin a revived and uplifted appearance. This method uses noninvasive radio frequency waves which penetrate the skin's surface (or deeper levels of tissue, if necessary) to treat


cellulite and loose skin. The treatment is appropriate for both face and body. The M22 laser is useful for ResurFX non-ablative skin resurfacing. This treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production, which softens scars and wrinkles. The spa's CO2 lasers are utilized for ablative resurfacing procedures ranging from the delicate eye area to newer



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Piqo 4 Melasma treatment and wrinkles. If you find yourself selfconsciously craning your neck ninety degrees every time you take a selfie, you might consider Kybella – an injection that provides permanent improvement to the facial profile by dissolving the fat deposit that gathers below the jawline.

Everyone deserves to feel like the best possible version of themselves. As you consider resolutions for the new year, consider making a smooth transition into the next decade with the face and body smoothing options locally available from the med spa at Chrysalis. ∞



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applications specifically for the female anatomy. The Madonna eye lift is a safer alternative to the traditional surgical procedure, and offers pleasing results with a quick recovery time. AcuPulse fractional laser treatments can be used in multiple applications all over the face, neck, and body, and have proven particularly useful to women's health and intimacy – the FemTouch procedure offered by this system is used to encourage new tissue growth by stimulating collagen production. Are you struggling with a fuzzy situation? The SplendorX laser hair removal system may be your solution! Besides providing a quick and comfortable experience, the SplendorX also boasts effectiveness on tanned and darker skin tones. Ever made a bad ink? On your body? Erasing that mistake might be more easily available – and affordable – than you'd think! The PiQo4 laser at Chrysalis can make short work of that old vacation tattoo that's been embarrassing you for years. This particular system, which converts light energy into acoustic waves, is recognized for achieving successful results in fewer treatment sessions in comparison to competing tattoo removal methods. It is also useful in improving the appearance of skin tone, melasma pigmentation (commonly called “the mask of pregnancy”), and lesions. Injectables are another tool available for dramatic aesthetic improvement, and the med spa offers two well known brands that give proven results. Dermal fillers are an excellent solution to the problem of creases

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Philanthropy |


Horses for Healing


Text by Heather Bennett

ot Springs is home to a new nonprofit organization that utilizes horses to deliver essential, previously unavailable services to adults and children with disabilities (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, wheelchair users, intellectual and developmental disabilities). The organization brings therapeutic riding and access to the only hippotherapy program in the county. There are around 14,000 children under the age of 18 in Garland County with at least one or more disabilities, and


over 20% of the county’s overall population lives with one or more disabilities. Sadly, services for those with disabilities, including critical therapies, are challenging to find. The vision of Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center is to make hippotherapy and therapeutic riding services accessible to all individuals with disabilities in the greater Garland County area for little to no cost. STRC is the brainchild of Katja and Zach Summerlin, who are both passionate horse owners. The idea for STRC came about after the couple had


difficulty finding effective therapies for their son Aiden, who has Down syndrome. “I used my experience with horses to help Aiden and realized he shouldn’t be the only child in the county with access to therapy this effective,” said Summerlin. “Our purpose is to create a facility in Hot Springs that changes lives through

sion since childhood. Katja will serve as Executive Director and has 25 years of experience with horses, including guiding wilderness horse pack trips, cattle ranch work, natural horsemanship, and

equine therapy programs. Zach was born and raised in Oklahoma and now works as a law enforcement park ranger for Hot Springs National Park. The Summerlins have lived in Hot Springs since



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horses,” said Summerlin. “But we can’t do it alone, so we need the continuing support of this incredible community to serve the thousands of individuals in need with life-changing therapies.” “Our programs help build confidence, trust, social skills, core strength, balance, flexibility, self-control, and coordination,” said Summerlin. “Through weekly lessons, our students improve sensory processing, awareness, concentration, muscle tone, and hand-eye coordination. Our students have so much fun riding and playing that they don’t even realize how hard they are working.” The Summerlin’s believe this center is their calling. Born and raised in Switzerland, horses have been Katja’s pas-

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2011, and they now own a beautiful 35-acre ranch located on Sunshine Road, one mile from the Lake Hamilton Schools. The Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center provides safe, accessible, high-quality instruction in therapeutic horsemanship to improve the physical, mental, and social abilities of children and adults with special needs to help the physical, emotional, and mental development of people of all ages with disabilities. STRC is looking for volunteers, donors, and passionate ambassadors to support this vital community resource. STRC also needs additional horses to be trained to serve as trusted, four-legged therapists for this very important job. ∞

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Ways to Make the World a Better Place for Seniors


y 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world's youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years. As the aging population increases, some 11.3 million seniors are living alone, according to the Institute on Aging. In addition, women are twice as likely as older men to live by themselves. Without proper support, seniors may face a wide range of issues including limited mobility, chronic conditions, improper nutrition and feelings of loneliness. For example, older adults can have problems chewing or may take medications which interfere with their appetites. However, research shows lack of companionship may be the biggest challenge. In fact, an AARP survey found 1 in 5 adults over the age of 40 were "socially disconnected," which can impact health. People who reportedly experienced loneliness and isolation had lower mental well-being scores, and those who were dissatisfied with their level of social engagement were more likely to report a decline in cognitive function, as well. While anyone can benefit from a kind 26

gesture, seniors are some of the most in-need members in many communities. There is likely a wide range of opportunities to enhance the lives of seniors in your area. Numerous programs and agencies exist to help you determine the best way to make a difference. One example is Ready to Care, an initiative from Home Instead Senior Care that challenges people to complete weekly care missions. Each activity guides members through various ways to give to senior-related causes, learn about the aging crisis and issues impacting seniors, and serve seniors through small actions of kindness. Most care missions are simple acts, such as opening a door, learning about Alzheimer's or helping with a chore. Each week, a new mission is delivered to participants' phones via text message. Small gestures, like these simple acts of kindness, can go a long way toward improving a senior's day. Physical assistance: Most seniors are eager to retain their independence, but everyday tasks can pose fall risks or require exposure to harsh weather conditions that can be dangerous to older adults.


* Offer to bring in the daily newspaper or mail. * Mow their lawn or offer to help with other yardwork. * Lend a hand in caring for pets, such as taking a dog for a walk or helping clean up waste from the yard. * Offer moral support and a sense of physical safety by volunteering to join them on a walk. Social support: Loneliness is common among seniors, especially those who live alone. Show seniors in your area they have a meaningful place in the community and options for companionship. * Offer a friendly wave and say hello when you see them out. * Invite them to dinner, either at your home or at a restaurant. * Have your children or kids you know in the area draw pictures or write letters. * Make a date for an afternoon or evening of entertainment, such as cards, a movie or board games. Practical solutions: For various reasons, some seniors may be unable to complete everyday tasks. Offer a help-

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ing hand in their daily routines when possible. * Lend your time to take them to run errands. * Deliver baked goods or a home-cooked meal to improve access to nourishing foods. * Help arrange for professional assistance and services, such as an audit to ensure homes are safe.

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To find more ways you can care for the seniors in your community, visit How You Can Help Consider these simple ways you can help the aging population by taking action and learning about issues impacting seniors: * Lend your voice. Be an advocate for change in public actions and medical research for the aging society. If you're an expert by experience, share your knowledge about senior-related issues and public policy measures. * Give from your heart. Less than 1% of charitable donations go to organizations that help seniors. Find senior-focused non-profits to give your next charitable donations to, such as one dedicated to raising awareness, inspiring change and accelerating progress in Alzheimer's care and research. * Get prepared to care. Educate yourself on issues that impact seniors and complete small acts of kindness for seniors in your life. Sign up for weekly care missions and find additional information to better equip yourself to care for seniors at * Give your time. Volunteer with local non-profit organizations that help seniors or offer support related to senioraffiliated issues. ∞ Hot Springs LIFE & HOME | HEALTH & WELLNESS SPRING 2020 |


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sudden rapid heartbeat Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it


feeling of dread washed over Donnette Smith after she felt her chest jolt. "Please, God. Not here, not now," she thought. In the middle of her church choir performance, her heart started racing uncontrollably. High off the ground, she fought off feeling faint while perched in the middle of the third row of bleachers. "There's no way down," she thought. "I can't ask the whole row to get off because there are thousands of people out there listening." Maintaining her wits, she signaled for a stagehand to grab a ladder so she could crawl off the back as the lights dimmed. Once on solid ground, her family rushed her to the hospital. This was just one of many rapid heartbeat episodes Smith has experienced. She has a lesser-known, but 28

common, heart disorder called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Nearly two million Americans live with this alarming arrhythmia that can spike heart rate unexpectantly and suddenly from a normal 60-80 beats per minute (bpm) to more than 250. In addition to the trademark rapid pulse that can last from minutes to hours, symptoms may include dizziness, fainting, sweating, chest pain or pressure, or being out of breath. "For a time, it truly dominated my life," Smith said. "I lived in constant fear that I would faint from having an episode while driving my grandchildren. I put off travel and stayed close to home. I didn't want to be in a strange city and go to a new hospital and explain my condition. Some episodes would happen at 2 a.m. and


my husband, my rock, would drive me to the hospital. Of course, that throws off both our next days, leaving us walking around like sleep-deprived zombies." The suddenness of PSVT makes it difficult to diagnose. Doctors need to "catch" an episode, or see the unusual heartbeat, on an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) or Holter monitor before they can make a definitive diagnosis. With PSVT episodes being sporadic, occurring randomly and sometimes mere minutes in length, this can be hard. On average, diagnosis can take three years or longer and may be fraught with misdiagnoses. For Smith, it was nearly 10 years before she had answers. PSVT's symptoms may masquerade as anxiety or panic attacks. Smith was first

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doctor. The web- Dana underwent an ablation at 19 site is an online patient registry that years old, a surgical procedure that can help. Increasingly, wearable works by scarring or destroying tissue watches and technology are enter- in your heart that triggers an abnormal ing the market that may be able to heart rhythm. Dana has not had an capture an abnormal heart rhythm to episode since. Smith's treatment path show your doctor. Persist in getting was less direct - her first ablation was an accurate diagnosis. It may be unsuccessful, but watching her daughthat you need to seek out a hospital ter no longer dread the next episode or cardiac treatment center with car- after having a successful procedure diologists on staff who have experi- gave her courage to undergo a second ence treating people with PSVT. Be ablation, which worked. There is currently no at-home treatvocal in seeking referrals or second opinions. ment for PSVT, although there is a 3. Call on Your Support System. growing collection of resources, basic Whether it be an advocacy group, techniques and support groups that support group or friends and family, can help people manage the condition. rely on those close to you. Commu"If the resources we have now were nicate openly about your condition, around when I was first experiencing including what signs to be on the symptoms, I could have saved years lookout for and how they can best of living in uncertainty," Smith said. "I help you. On multiple occasions, hope to motivate others to never give Smith's coworkers were there for up in seeking the support they need to her when she had episodes at work. get a swift, accurate diagnosis. Having They were armed with her medication history and current treatment plan to have conversations with doctors on her behalf. "The difference is night and day when you resolve to take control of your health," Smith said. What Smith has learned about PSVT has also helped her family members. Her daughter, Dana, began experiencing symptoms of PSVT at age 16. Having overcome PSVT first-hand, Smith was able to offer advice to her daughter, who was accurately and quickly diagnosed - a rarity for those living with PSVT. Dana & Donnette Smith Hot Springs LIFE & HOME | HEALTH & WELLNESS SPRING 2020 |

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prescribed an anti-anxiety medication. While seeking out a diagnosis, patients like her are often left thinking it may be all in their heads and wondering if they're going crazy. They understandably struggle with how to convey this seemingly invisible illness to friends, family, coworkers and their doctors. "The uncertainty of living with PSVT is equally challenging, if not more so, than the physical symptoms," said Dr. Kathryn Wood, associate professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Emory University, who has published research on the emotional toll of PSVT, on women in particular, in the "European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing." "It looms over you, affecting self-esteem and causing you to avoid daily activities such as driving, work and time with family and friends." Thanks to lessons from her own journey, Smith has devoted her life to empowering those living with PSVT, and those living with other heart conditions, to live fully and unafraid. She serves as the president of Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization that provides peer-to-peer support for heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Smith's advice for outsmarting PSVT hinges on three key actions. 1. Educate Yourself. If you have or suspect you have PSVT, is the only online educational website designed to help actively manage the condition. It debunks myths, addresses frequently asked questions and provides useful tips. 2. Speak Up for Yourself. Track your symptoms to inform talks with your



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5 tips to maintain overall well-being


hile family history and age cannot be changed, there are everyday steps men can follow to take charge of their health, including prostate health, and maybe even prevent problems down the road.Consider these tips to help lead a healthier lifestyle. Get checked out regularly. Just because you're healthy doesn't mean you should eschew routine checkups, and that includes self-examinations. While regular visits to your health care provider can keep you up-to-date on preventative screenings and immunizations, getting to know your own body can have similar benefits. Care for your prostate. If you're experiencing frequent urination, a weak or slow urine stream, incomplete bladder emptying, difficulty or delay in starting urination or a urine stream that stops and starts, these may be signs you may be suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), otherwise known as enlarged prostate.1 Enlarged prostate, which is non-cancerous and affects more than 40 million American men, can also cause loss of productivity and sleep, according to research published in the "Journal of Urology."2,3 Medication is often the first line of treatment, but some patients may suffer uncomfortable side ef30

fects including dizziness, headaches and sexual dysfunction, which can prompt them to quit using their medications.4 "Many men living with BPH symptoms take prescription medications after they have been diagnosed, but relief can be inadequate and temporary," said Dr. Peter Walter, M.D., urologist and paid consultant for Teleflex Incorporated, the manufacturer of the UroLiftÂŽ System. As one alternative to medication, an option like the UroLift System treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn't require any cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.5 A urologist places small implants to lift and move enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra and can allow for normal urine flow. Most common side effects are mild to moderate, and patients generally can return to their normal routines with minimal downtime. For more information about treatment options, or to find a urologist near you who treats BPH, visit Focus on a more nutritious diet. Aim for a pattern of healthier eating that includes more fruits, vegetables and leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach, kale and broccoli, which can help keep you - and your prostate - healthy.6 Also try to cut back on


consumption of red meat - specifically processed meat - as well as salt and sweets. Know your numbers. Be sure to discuss your family history and lifestyle with your doctor as he or she may recommend screenings for diseases and common ailments. Be sure to keep up with these screenings and check in with your doctor to make sure you're accounting for milestone ages and common ailments associated with aging. Make exercise a priority. Exercise is a key to maintaining quality of life. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderateintensity aerobic activity for adults.7 Even shorter increments of physical activity multiple times a day such as a walking meeting, opting for the stairs instead of the elevator or parking farther from your destination can provide health and stress-relieving benefits. ∞ 1. Speakman et al. 2014 BJUI International 2. Berry, J Urol 1984 and 2017 U.S. Census population estimates. 3. NeoTract US Market Model estimates for 2018 based on IMS Health Drug and Procedure data 4. AUA BPH Guidelines 2003, 2010, 2018 5. Roehrborn J Urol 2013 LIFT Study 6. Tips for Keeping a Healthy Prostate. (n.d.) Retrieved from 7. (2019). American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults and Kids. [online] Available at:

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Consider these three actionable steps to get your household ready for an emergency:

Prepare a kit: At minimum, you should have an emergency kit assembled with basic supplies. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to evacuate versus remaining in your home, which will affect the amount of supplies you need. A good rule of thumb is a three-day supply if you are evacuating and a two-week supply if you'll be in your home. - Water: Keep one gallon per person, per day - Food: Stock up on non-perishable, easyto-prepare items. - Disinfecting bleach: After a natural disaster, water may not be safe to drink. A few drops of an option like Clorox Disinfecting Bleach can be used to make water potable and can also help clean up mold and fungi from a buildup of excess moisture. Always pay close attention to the label to be sure you are following exact dilution instructions. - Flashlight (and extra batteries): Having a flashlight ensures that you're able to nav-

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igate in the dark if the electricity goes out. Always keep extra batteries on-hand to power your flashlight and other items you may need. - First aid kit: In cases of emergency, firstaid supplies are crucial to help keep family members as safe and healthy as possible. Make sure to stock the kit with things like bandages, gauze and antibiotic creams. - Multi-purpose tool: Tools with multiple functions can be used for everything from cutting wire to opening bottles. - Sanitation and personal hygiene items: In addition to disinfecting bleach, it's important to keep things like moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal cleanliness. Make a plan: Discuss how to prepare with your family or household members and talk about the best ways you can respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play. Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and how you will work to-

gether as a team. Practice as many elements of your plan as possible. Be informed: As an emergency is unfolding, normal communication systems like phone lines may be damaged or overloaded by call volume. Consider downloading smartphone apps such as the Red Cross Emergency App for customizable weather alerts, the "I'm safe" feature and other resources. It provides instant access to information for handling common first aid emergencies. You can also get trained in first aid and CPR so you'll know what to do in case emergency help is delayed. After a natural disaster, a safe and healthy recovery is key. Listen to local authorities and take safety precautions in case of storm aftershocks. Only use cellular or landline phones to report life-threatening conditions, keeping lines open for emergency responders. Return to your home only when authorities advise it's safe to do so, making sure to also have photo identification to prove residency Learn more at ∞



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mergency situations, especially those that pertain to natural disasters, can be difficult to recover from without proper planning, which is why it's important to take small steps from the start to help protect your family. With the change of seasons comes an increased risk of weather-related emergencies. Clorox has partnered with the American Red Cross to encourage everyone to be "Red Cross Ready."


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5 Questions to Ask When Planning


for Long-Term Care

ou may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care service and support in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Even if you've worked hard to save for retirement and create the financial security you want in the future, the need for longterm care could throw a wrench into even the most well-thought-out plans and impact you and your loved ones' finances. Consider these questions as you begin the long-term care planning process. What is long-term care? Different from traditional medical care that treats illnesses and injuries, long-term care includes services designed to help you maintain your quality of life and perform everyday activities even if age, illness, injury or a severe cognitive impairment make it a challenge to take care of yourself for an extended period of time. Long-term care services help with common daily functions including dress32

ing, bathing and eating, and even skilled nursing services such as giving medication. When should you start thinking about long-term care planning? Because you never know when a need for care may arise, planning for care when you are younger and healthier can provide additional options as you're more likely to qualify for coverage. Plus, cost is based on your age when you apply, so waiting can end up costing you more. Some people are beginning to plan as early as in their 40s. How much does long-term care cost? Long-term care costs vary depending on where you live, the type of care provided and the setting. Home-care services average $24-$135 per hour, according to the New York Life Cost of Care Survey, while private rooms in nursing homes can cost more than $100,000 a year. Long-term care is generally not covered by health insurance, and government programs like Medicare or Medicaid have limitations, which often isn't discovered until care is needed. However, New York Life offers long-term care options to AARP members and provides specially trained


agents who can provide guidance. The agents can work with you and your family to create a customized plan based on your financial goals, helping protect your assets should you ever require long-term care. Where is care provided? Long-term care can be provided in a variety of settings, including at home, in an assisted-living facility or in a nursing home depending on the amount and type of care needed. In fact, some insurance plans cover care on a part-time basis by a family member or home health worker. Planning ahead can allow for more control over how and where you receive care. How much coverage do you need? The amount of coverage you need typically varies based on several considerations including budget, age, the type of care expected and how much of your assets and income you may be willing to use to offset the care costs. You don't have to cover your entire risk - choosing a modest amount of coverage can still provide benefits and help protect other assets. While planning for long-term care can seem daunting, you can find more benefits and information to make the process easier at ∞

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o you get short of breath doing daily activities? Feel like you're unable to take deep breaths? Are you constantly coughing or wheezing? If you said yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious, potentially devastating lung disease also known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Though it's easy to think of these symptoms as just part of "getting older'' or as problems that come with allergies, often they are not. Nearly 16 million people in the United States are currently living with a COPD diagnosis, and millions more don't know they have it. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability. In people with COPD, the airways that carry air in and out of the lungs become partially blocked, which makes it increas-

ingly difficult to breathe. If left undetected, the disease can greatly affect your quality of life and your ability to complete even ordinary daily activities. COPD often occurs in people who have a history of smoking or long-term exposure to secondhand smoke and other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, and dusts from the environment or workplace. The chances of getting COPD also increases significantly in people who have alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a rare genetic condition. While COPD develops slowly and worsens over time, its symptoms can be treated and its progression can be slowed, which is why early detection and treatment are so important. If you are noticing any issues with your breathing, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for COPD. The sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner treatment can begin. Your

provider will design a treatment plan to help address your symptoms and improve your lung function and quality of life. The key to keeping COPD at bay - or preventing it from getting worse - is to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms early and discuss them with your health care provider. The sooner this happens, the sooner you can get back to doing the things you love. Through educational efforts like the Learn More Breathe Better program (, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shares valuable information about the symptoms of COPD, as well as how to diagnose and treat it. With these tools, those living with COPD can effectively manage the disease, and those who have symptoms can find the support and assistance they need. ∞



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5 Tips to Refresh Your Home E ach new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you're considering new approaches to healthy living - whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life - beginning with your home is an optimal choice. Your living environment has a strong influence on your life, and it's worth evaluating how you can make updates that create a positive space for you and all that the new year will bring. Consider these ideas to refresh your home and simplify your housecleaning routine so you can spend more time focusing on your goals this year.


Start by Decluttering It's practically impossible to get excited about a fresh start when you're surrounding by last year's junk. Make decluttering and purging unnecessary items a top priority for your refresh. Clear counters and tables to create more inviting surfaces and force yourself to assess which items are worth keeping. Get rid of items you don't need by donating, selling or disposing them. Tackle piles of things you've carelessly tossed aside and find (or create) purposeful places for them to belong. Simplify Your Laundry Routine Whether it's the frustration of having no clean laundry or never-ending


baskets filled with clothes that need folding, laundry is an area where nearly every home can use a refresh. Start with the basics to make laundry easy and quick. A streamlined laundry system starts with the right tools for the job, such as all Mighty Pacs, which are available in several varieties with different benefits and contain single doses of detergent that release while inside your machine, so you can simply toss one in and start the load. If you have sensitive skin, try all Free Clear, the No. 1 recommended detergent brand by dermatologists, allergists and pediatricians for sensitive skin. It's gentle and works through tough stains fast.

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Create a Fitness Space One way to stay committed to a new workout regimen is to create a place where you enjoy spending time. Even if you don't have a room to dedicate to fitness, you can make a fitness corner feel more intentional and less like an afterthought with some simple changes. If possible, locate your fitness area near a window so you can soak up the energy of natural light. Clear away unnecessary items and make room for the equipment or floor space you need. Add inspiring posters or make frames to hold your current workout guide. Add storage for hand weights, resistance bands and other small equipment to create your own home gym. Reconfigure Your Furniture A full-fledged renovation may not be in the cards (or budget), but you can give your living space a quick facelift by simply rearranging the furniture. Beyond simple aesthetic changes, think about how you can make better use of natural light and improve traffic patterns. You might also eliminate extra pieces if the space feels overcrowded or consider borrowing functional items that add storage or seating from other rooms in the house. Add Greenery The middle of winter may not seem like an ideal time to hone your green thumb, but adding a few plants can make your home feel more inviting and chase away the cold weather blues. Plants can also help serve as a natural air purifying system; they absorb carbon dioxide to help stimulate their growth and are believed to absorb a host of other airborne pollutants. For more ideas to simplify your routine this year, visit ∞


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TasTe of The Town: Ram NutRitioN A healthy alternative to fast food.


Text by heather Bennett

couple of years ago, I noticed a new trend in town — local friends and acquaintances excitedly posting on social media about trying new “teas” or “shakes”. Suddenly, people who typically made it a habit to sleep through the most important meal of the day were skidding into class (I was in cosmetology school at the time) with new energy and a cup in hand of something that wasn’t coffee. With names like Brownie Batter, Fruity Starburst, and Coconut Caramel Mocha, I had to raise an eyebrow when my classmates claimed this stuff was the breakfast of champions, but I did notice a difference in their demeanor. They seemed energetic. Clear-headed. ...and then I noticed when their clothes began to fit a little differently. 36

What was this stuff? I had to find out for myself. Fast forward to March 25, 2019. Thanks to a nutrition club located on my route to school, I’m already a converted fan of Herbalife’s shakes (the German Chocolate Cake singlehandedly propelled me through a year of 9 a.m. wash-and-roll hair sets). You can imagine my excitement when I found out that it was finally opening day for Ram Nutrition, a club that was close enough to my school to provide a pick-meup around lunchtime, too. By then, I had already seen the results for myself: thanks to these meal-replacing shakes, I had the perfect balance of stamina and clarity in the morning. My pants settled into a fitting that didn’t appear to be a struggle. My class-


mates noticed. And so did my salon customers. From my first visit to Ram Nutrition, it was clear that this business offered more than a typical in-and-out restaurant experience; I noticed that

other Herbalife enthusiasts came in and stayed to chat with the friendly employees as they took orders both live and online through Facebook. Most of those who came through the door were obviously regulars, already familiar with their favorite drinks and comfortable enough to hang out in the cozy clubhouse-style atmosphere. This scene was exactly what the owners intended, according to coowner Jeremy Porter. Along with his wife, Kyra, and co-owners Randy and Rhonda Malone, Porter says that the two couples envisioned Ram Nutrition as an Herbalife club where Lakeside families could enjoy a healthy alternative to fast food. The club’s program offers numerous flavors of their three featured drinks: soy-based, dairy-free protein shakes that boast high protein content and a low carbohydrate count; herbal energy teas which reportedly boost metabolism and energy with a

vitamin B supplement; and aloe vera shots, which are intended to support digestive health. They also offer other forms of protein, Porter says. The combination of drinks offers superior nutritional support for weight loss and maintenance, he claims, with many people opting to make the most of the program by purchasing a shake/tea/aloe shot combination. While I found out for myself how easy it is to start the day with something that drinks as easily as a liquified candy bar, many in the Lakeside area are discovering something equally as sweet at Ram Nutrition: a community of support for their personal health and wellness goals. ∞

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Recipe courtesy of Beth Stark, RDN, hummus LDN on behalf of the California Walnut Board feta c Prep time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 1 English cucumber, ends trimmed (about 14 ounces) 1/2 cup roasted red pepper hummus 3 1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered +HDW RYHQ WR ) On small baking sheet, arrange walnuts evenly. Bake 8 minutes, checking frequently, until toasted. Slice cucumber crosswise into 3/4-inch thick slices. Using small spoon, gently scoop out and discard center of each cucumber slice, leaving bottom and sides intact. In small bowl, stir 6 tablespoons chopped walnuts and hummus. Spoon walnut-hummus mixture into each cucumber slice and top with reserved chopped walnuts, feta cheese and quartered tomatoes.



Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Recipe courtesy of Crowded Kitchen on behalf of the California Walnut Board Prep time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 3 ripe bananas, sliced 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup chopped California walnuts, divided 1 tablespoon maple syrup 3 cups skim milk In large container with lid, add sliced bananas. Use potato masher or fork to mash bananas until smooth. Add oats, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, half the chopped walnuts, maple syrup and milk. Combine thoroughly and refrigerate overnight. To serve, divide among four canning jars or glass containers with lids. Top each with remaining walnuts before serving.

Delicious italian 5411 Central Avenue (Hwy 7 South) 501.762.3474 622 Carpenter Dam Road 501.262.1100 VOTED Reader’s Choice Award BEST CATFISH three years running! Bubba’s serves up fresh, handbreaded catfish filets, fried fish, hushpuppies, shrimp, crawfish tails, chicken, poboys and more. Their signature “tartar dill” sauce adds the perfect touch. Polish off your meal with a fried pie and sweet tea. Also try the weekend boiled shrimp special! Carpenter Dam location closed Monday. 7 South location open 7 days a week, 11am-8pm. 4195 Malvern Avenue 501.262.3474 Tue-Sat 11-8 Enjoy our cozy atmosphere while we prepare your quality catfish dinner or try our butchershop burgers. Everything made from scratch daily, including our sauces. Also try our Jumbo hand breaded shrimp! We offer a variety of salads served with our "soaked" dressing. Grilled dinners and mouth-watering Barbeque ribs also available. Finish with homemade bread pudding! Beer and wine available. We happily cater, also! Full menu on our website,

1333-A Albert Pike Road 501.609.5864 Morrison's Fried Pies celeripe bananas, sliced brateoats the finest in Southerncups old-fashioned style flavor, just like the recipes your Grandma used to make! We don't use canned pie fillings OR preservatives, just sweet delicious fruit in a light flaky crust. Taste the authentic walnuts, d difference with Morrison's Fried Pies. Open Mon.Tues. and Thurs.-Fri. 7am-6pm; Wed. 7am-5pm, and Sat. 7am-3 pm. Closed Sunday. ripe bananas, sliced cups old-fashioned oats tablespoon ground cinnamon teaspoon salt teaspoon vanilla 3024 Central Avenue cup chopped California walnuts, d 501.624.1552 tablespoon mapleWelcome syrup Oaklawn Race cups skim milk Fans - Now celebrating 67 I years in business. NOW SHIPPING OUR SAUCE, to order visit Featured on the Travel Channel’s BBQ Crawl. Since it was founded in 1952, we have been slow-cooking ribs, beef, pork, ham, and chicken over fragrant hickory logs. Let us help you with your Spring time entertaining needs. Catering and gift certificates available. Open 7 days a week, 11am-8pm. "Cookin' Que Since '52!"

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100 Exchange Street 501.781.3405 Grateful Head Pizza & Beer Garden offers delicious braided crust pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, plus sandwiches, salads and a wide assortment of the best local craft brews and artisan sodas. Full bar, live music weekly. Open daily, 11 am – 11 pm. 4332 Central Avenue, 501-525-1121 Visit Chef Sham and his staff to experience first class service paired with delicious steaks, seafood and classic Italian dishes. Offering a wide selection of premium and house wines. Al fresco dining, private party room and a relaxing bar lounge accompany our fine dining area. Reservations available.

3954 Central Avenue 501.525.9888 Osaka offers exciting Japanese cuisine. Hot Springs’ largest Japanese restaurant, prepares a variety of entreés at the hibachi grill, at the sushi bar, or in traditional Japanese seating. Choose from a full service bar to complement your meal. Whether a cozy evening out or a special occasion, Osaka provides the perfect setting complete with delicious fresh food and upscale ambience. Private party room available. Mon-Thur: Lunch 11am3pm, Dinner 4:30-10pm. Fri: Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner: 4:30-10:30pm. Sat-Sun 11am-close.

1534 Malvern Avenue 501.525.0013 Don Juan’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant, the “Home of the Original White Cheese Dip." Offering daily lunch specials! Enjoy Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm. We serve the finest authentic Mexican cuisine, from appetizers, salads and seafood quesadillas, to combination plates. Experience the true flavors of Mexico! Open 11 am - 9 pm Mondays through Thursdays; Saturdays 11 am - 10 pm. Sundays 11 am - 3 pm. Visit online at

1209 Malvern Avenue 501.624.MAMA Voted best Mexican in the state! Hand-made Mexican food, the old fashioned way! An incredible dining experience awaits you. Come taste the difference! Hours Monday-Thursday 11am8:30pm, Friday 11am-9:30pm, Saturday 10am9:30pm to include brunch 10am-2pm. Closed Sunday.

510 Ouachita 501.718.3102 Hand-made Mexican food, the old fashioned way! Taco Mama with a twist, same Chef Sidetown owners, located inside the Culinary District kitchen store across from the court house.An incredible dining experience awaits you, great patio-dog friendly, beer & wine. Come taste the difference! Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am2:30pm.

210 Central Ave. (downtown) 501.318.6054 Rolando’s specializes in Nuevo Latino cuisine. This locally owned eatery with a quaint atmosphere rewards the most discriminating diners with a fresh and creative menu ranging from traditional appetizers to deliciously different seafood and Latino entrees. Discover dining al fresco at the romantic outdoor mountainside patio. Open at 11am 7 days a week.

104 Grand Isle Way 501.520.5862 Luna Bella offers the finest pastas, seafood and steaks. Start with one of our stunning appetizers such as Arancini or Boursin crabcakes, followed by a delectable entree of rack of lamb, house- made meatballs or salmon with crab. Full bar also available. Mon, Wed & Thur 5pm-9pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm.

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Enhanced Care Through Advanced Technology HOT SPRINGS RADIOLOGY SERVICES, LTD. our Physicians are the premier providers of imaging services and interventional procedures in Hot springs and surrounding communities. our subspecialty-trained and board-certified physicians deliver superior and comprehensive radiologic services including interventional and vascular radiology, Body imaging, Musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology imaging, general imaging and Women’s imaging. interventional radiology: faster and less risky than conventional surgery and other treatments. our interventional radiologists perform a host of minimally invasive imageguided procedures for diagnosis and treatment/repair of various ailments, including a broad range of cancers, pain, diabetes, liver, kidney and other conditions. interventional radiological procedures help patients recover faster with less pain or complications compared to open surgery. Women’s imaging: We provide the area with the only diagnostic and interventional radiology services in imaging facilities with advanced technology. Hot springs radiology also supports our community by working with

groups such as susan g. Komen.our women’s imaging section performs image-guided breast biopsies and interventional procedures using ultrasound guided, stereotactic Mri and stereotactic mammography. We do all of this while recognizing that each person has unique needs when medical imaging is necessary. Hot springs radiology understands that while we are highly skilled in the process of medical imaging, we do everything we can to tailor each person's experience into one that is caring and compassionate. 3633 Central Ave. Ste. D., 501-623-6693

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Relax, Renew, Restore CHRYSALIS DAY SPA & MED SPA chrysalis day spa offers a full array of spa services: facials, Waxing, Massage, Body treatments, and nail services, earning reader’s choice awards for “Best day spa” every year since 2010. chrysalis is expanding to downtown Hot springs, at 321 ouachita avenue alongside their wine bar: “splash Wine Bar,” 325 ouachita avenue. chrysalis launched the “Med spa” part of the business offering more “aggressive” services without going “under the knife,” featuring the lumenis brand of lasers regarded as the “Best” in the industry, offering the following services: PiQo4: Powerful tattoo and pigment removal. (able to treat every color in a tattoo except white); lightsheer Hair reduction: latest technology in hair reduction; M22 iPl Photorejuvenation: visible

Cathy Caver Owner /Medical Esthetician, Phlebotomist & Certified Laser Tech

Dr. Nicquel Gordon Medical Director / OBGYN

improvement for pigmentation, age/sun spots, broken capillaries and overall skin appearance; resurfX: a fractional skin rejuvenation solution that is “non ablative” skin resurfacing with minimal downtime, excellent for treating acne scarring, stretch marks and fine lines; accupulse co2 laser: Multifunctional laser offering femtouch gynelogical rejuvenation for women’s health as well as “ablative” laser resurfacing treating deeper skin concerns like scarring, wrinkles, etc. chrysalis carries the allergan family of injectables (Botox and Juvederm) as well as galderma injectables (radiesse,

4332 Central Ave. Ste E., 501-520-5400


dysport and sculptra). chrysalis defines what a med spa should be!


Permanent* hair reduction with BLEND X Technology •Long lasting results • Comfortable treatments •Faster and fewer sessions • Ideal for all skin types, even tanned skin

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FACESBYPRAETZEL.COM ARKANSAS ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS dr. daron Praetzel was born and raised in erie, Pa, and earned his Bachelors degree in chemistry from gannon University. He went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He served on active duty in the air force and completed his oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical center, lackland air force Base in san antonio, tX. He was a surgeon on active duty with the air force for thirteen years and served as the face trauma surgeon during his deployment to iraq for operation iraqi freedom. dr. Praetzel has been a partner with arkansas oral & Maxillofacial surgeons since moving to Hot springs in 2010. He is also Board certified in oral and Maxillofacial surgery and Board certified in facial cosmetic surgery. currently, he is serving with the United states air force iMa reserves at little rock afB. dr. Praetzel is active in the community and is the founder of the faces foundation. the faces foundation is a non-profit 501c that provides needed facial surgery to correct cosmetic and functional deformities for patients that otherwise would not be able to have surgery. He is the founder of the Hot springs study club which provides continuing education to local dentists and Hygienists as well as their affiliated staff. He is also involved in his kids’ sports activities and has spent many years coaching their sports teams. He is an active participant in crossfit personal fitness and is the musical director of the group acapella rising in little rock. 200 McAuley Ct Hot Springs, AR 71913, 501-623-4485

Serving Our Community ARKANSAS ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS aaron Baldwin dMd, Md is a native of Hot springs, arkansas and a graduate of lakeside High school. He attended the University of arkansas and then completed dental school at the University of louisville in Kentucky. following dental school, he moved to lexington, KY for medical school and residency where he graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky college of Medicine. dr. Baldwin then completed specialty training and served as chief resident in the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at UK. after residency, he stayed on staff at University of Kentucky as associate professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery and also worked in private practice in lexington. dr. Baldwin is one of only a handful of dual degree oral surgeons in the state of arkansas and specializes in orthognathic surgery, facial trauma and reconstruction, dentoalveolar surgery and dental implants. in addition to serving patients in private practice, he is on the facial trauma/reconstruction team at cHi st. vincent Hospital. dr. Baldwin also serves as the president of the arkansas state society of oral and Maxillofacial surgeons and represents our state as the delegate for the american association of oral and Maxillofacial surgeons. He is also proud member of the american Medical association, arkansas Medical society, american dental association, arkansas state dental association, the garland county dental society, and is a diplomate of the american Board of oral and Maxillofacial surgeons. 200 McAuley Ct Hot Springs, AR 71913, 501-623-4485



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High-Level Expertise in Interventional & Diagnostic Procedures

Hot springs radiology services, established in arkansas for more than 80 years, provides a wide array of


diagnostic and interventional services for patients across the greater Hot springs area. this team of skilled physicians includes board-certified radiologists with subspecialty training in neuroradiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, ct, ultrasound, Mri, mammography, and musculoskeletal imaging. in addition to these longstanding services, Hot springs radiology also provides endovascular laser vein treatment for com- plications of the venous system. interventions such as laser ablation, sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy are utilized to address varicose veins (abnormal malfunctioning veins) in order to alleviate the aching, cramping, heaviness and restless legs caused by varicose veins. laser ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that uses laser energy to close the vein and, because no large incisions are needed, it doesn't leave unsightly scars. elimination of the abnormal blood flow within the venous system is required for success in treatment of the pain and disability that is caused by faulty leg valves. treatment results in improved flow of blood back to the heart with improvement in symptoms. timely treatment can prevent more serious complications from occurring. 363 Central Avenue, Suite D • 501-623-6693

Rejuvenate for 2020! MARNIQ LASER Marniq laser utilizes a fractional co2 laser that promotes stimulation of new skin tissue growth by triggering collagen production. With uses in the Medical aesthetics realm, including skin resurfacing to improve facial discoloration, diminish acne scars, wrinkles and stretch marks, the laser technique also improves and restores Dr. Nicquel Gordon & Mary Thaxton, women’s gynecologic health. the laser technology treats a variety of common conBoard Certified OB/GYN' ditions faced by women after childbirth (including urinary stress incontinence and leakage) and is quick, virtually painless, and efficient, taking only two to four outpatient treatments. no anesthesia is necessary. for post-menopausal conditions caused by decreasing levels of estrogen, the laser process is both non-surgical and non-hormonal. By stimulating new cell tissue growth, the results are described as rejuvenating and regenerative. founded and led by doctors Mary thaxton and nicquel gordon, Marniq laser represents the culmination of their work together as obstetricians and gynecologists. dr. thaxton attended the University of arkansas for Medical sciences after completing undergraduate studies at Uca. dr. gordon, originally from oklahoma, grew up vacationing in Hot springs and began her medical career at the University of oklahoma, completing her residency in oklahoma city before moving to Hot springs in 2004. together, these two champions of women’s health are excited to offer a groundbreaking medical technique that has proven beneficial to so many women’s lives. 4332 Central Ave, 501-520-5400



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Back Row L-R: R. Timothy Webb, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Stephen “Fred” Divers, M.D.; Robert T. Muldoon, M.D., Ph.D.; Front Row L-R: Lynn Cleveland, M.D.; Lingyi Chen, M.D.

The Confidence & Comfort to Fight Cancer

GENESIS CANCER CENTER doctors timothy Webb (founder and President of genesis cancer center) and robert Muldoon, along with dr. stephen "fred" divers, dr.

lynn cleveland and dr. lingyi chen, know that the support of caring professionals helps patients and their families find an extra measure of strength to face the challenges cancer brings. our center of excellence staff is here to provide patient care and patient caring. compassion for the needs of patients and also to family and friends is foremost. genesis cancer center offers a new beginning of hope and determination to help all who carry a diagnosis of cancer to better deal with this life-changing disease. Monday-friday 8am-5pm.

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dr. timothy Webb, dr. stephen “fred” divers & dr. robert t. Muldoon see clients at the 133 Harmony Park circle location. for appointments call 501-624-7700. dr. lynn cleveland & dr. lingyi chen see clients at the 1455 Higdon ferry ste. B. location. for appointments call 501-623-2731.

Patient Focused Medical Care APOLLO MEDICAL

arkansas Hematology & oncology has recently changed its name to apollo Medical to reflect the clinic’s expanded range of medical services. apollo Medical offers comprehensive medical services including: internal medicine, wellness programs, oncology and hematology, palliative care, iv therapy, transition care, and walk-in services. offering patient-focused medical care that combines the art and science of healing, apollo Medical believes their personalized and comprehensive approach to healthcare can change outcomes, touch hearts, and improve lives. along with its clinic at 180 Medical Park Place, suite 202, in Hot springs, apollo Medical has also opened a new location in Hot springs village at 111 cordoba center. apollo Medical is headed by dr. neeraj Bharany, Md and joined by dr. Katherine l. Hurst. dr. Bharany has been practicing medicine in Hot springs since 2002, specializing in oncology, hematology, internal medicine, and palliative care. dr. Bharany earned his medical degree from government Medical college amritsar, india. He completed an internal medicine residency at Mt. sinai school of Medicine in new York and a fellowship in oncology and hematology at long island college Hospital in new York. dr. Katherine l. Hurst has been practicing medicine in the greater Hot springs and little rock area since 2000. dr. Hurst earned her medical degree from UaMs in little rock in 1995. she completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at texas a&M’s college of Medicine, scott and White Hospital. dr. Hurst has served the Hot springs community as Medical director at cooperative christian Ministries, along with a range of experience in additional area hospitals and clinics. two nurse practitioners in family medicine, Jarrod Breshears and edna Mack, are also an important part of the healthcare team at apollo Medical. the Hot springs village clinic is open Monday - friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and on sunday from 1-6 p.m. the Hot springs clinic is open Monday - thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment or more information, visit or call 501-625-3334. Hot Springs LIFE & HOME | HEALTH & WELLNESS SPRING 2020 |














Dr. Robert Parrott

Dr. Scott Anderson

Susan Robinson, NP

A Better Approach to Good Health HARMONY PARK FAMILY MEDICINE

Your health is too important to leave to chance. Harmony Park Family Medicine will chart a plan for your good health. Make an appointment to visit the new, state of the art medical clinic in Harmony Park on Section Line Road in Hot Springs. Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. Robert Parrott, and Susan Robinson, NP offer a practice where every patient will undergo a professional clinical assessment and are presented a coordinated plan created for their individual needs. In all experiences with office and clinical staff, it is their goal that every patient will feel they have been treated compassionately and professionally and that their time was valued. 128 Harmony Park, 501-881-4988

Levi Hospital is one of the oldest and longest serving hospitals in the State of Arkansas having opened its doors on November 1, 1914. Since that date, Levi Hospital has gained a reputation of providing superior care within its defined services. Levi has always focused on meeting the community health needs. Levi offers an adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and is under the direction of Psychiatrist, Dr. John Downes. The Hospital is well recognized for its work within Outpatient Physical Rehab that is provided at both our main campus and at our satellite clinic on Section Line Road. Levi also offers Transitions counseling - an outpatient counseling program for adults. For more information visit our website 300 Prospect Ave., 501-624-1281


Achieve & Maintain A Beautiful, Healthy Smile HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK DENTAL GROUP

For 30 years, Hot Springs National Park Dental Group's top priority has been helping our patients achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Our team provides dentistry with the most advanced techniques and latest innovations. In addition to family and implant dentistry we offer a full range of services, all tailored to meet the needs of each patient. At HSNP Dental, we treat children, adolescents and adults, so your entire family can be seen in one office. In addition to dentistry, we offer various aesthetic treatments with Botox, dermal fillers to lift and contour cheeks, enhance lips, and fill fine and deep lines. To accommodate your schedule, we are open 5 days a week 307-M Carpenter Dam Road 501.624.3323



Dr. Manjusha Kota has practiced in the field of Oncology/Hematology for the past 13 years. Dr. Kota believes in providing compassionate and current treatment strategies for her patients. She stated "We have employed an experienced staff dedicated to providing constant support and assistance and who treats patients with kindness and respect." Dr. Kota is now accepting new patients and accepts most insurances. Give us a call to make an appointment or to inquire about our services. We will be happy to assist you.

180 Medical Park Place, Ste. 201 501-463-5700 (across from National Park Medical Center)

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A Club for All Ages Family Eyecare for All Ages HOLT EYE CLINIC & OPTICAL

When you visit Holt eye Clinic expect outstanding service from a team that’s dedicated to your eye health and vision quality. Our doctors are available to provide preventative care, diagnostic services, and ongoing support for your vision and eye health. Contact our team to discuss your eye care needs today. 205 & 211 McAuley Ct. 501-624-0609 & 501-624-6330



Hot springs Health & Fitness announces their new member perks program. As a loyal member to the club you receive discount movie tickets, discounted meals & free appetizers at local restaurants, discounts at boutiques, signage, power washing and prescription eyewear–all because you are a member! A member relays, "If you utilize the card fully, you almost pay for your monthly membership, if not entirely”.

O'brian Healthcare, centrally located on malvern Avenue in Indiandale shopping Center, is Hot springs' familyfocused provider of in-home healthcare solutions. With medical and rehabilitation equipment from wheelchairs and respiratory devices, to therapeutic shoes and orthotics, O'brian works to empower patients by increasing mobility and safety, as well as allowing aging in place and equipping your home to fit your needs.

281 Lake Hamilton Dr., 501-525-4900

1534 Malvern Avenue, Suite D 501-321-9461

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A Fun, Fruity, Refrigerated Treat

Prep time: 20 minutes, plus chill time Serves: 12

Kristoff Ice Box Cupcakes 3 ripe DOLEÂŽ Bananas

1 container (8 ounces) fat-free whipped topping, thawed

7 low-fat honey graham crackers, coarsely crushed

1 pound Dole Strawberries, hulled and quartered

-Line 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. In large bowl, mash bananas; fold in whipped topping. -Fill muffin cups halfway with graham cracker pieces, banana mixture and strawberries; repeat layers with remaining ingredients. -Refrigerate cupcakes 4 hours; serve in cupcake liners.

Save time on family desserts with make-ahead recipes like these Kristoff Ice Box Cupcakes. By using kid-friendly treats that add nutrition to appealing flavor, you can solve busy evenings just by reaching into the fridge. This and other family-friendly recipes are part of Dole’s healthy-living alliance with Disney. For details, visit #Dole #DoleRecipes 46




Chrysalis Day Spa & Med Spa 4332 Central Ave. Ste E., 501-520-5400 Arkansas Heart Hospital 149 Section Line Road 501.767.2399

Terri Blackstock, MD, PA Brenda Ketcher, MD, PA Nathan Voise, MD Brooke Echols, APN Sherrie Harrell, APN South Central GI, LLC 124 Sawtooth Oak St. 501.623.7800

Rebecca Bradley, MD Joseph Browning, MD Michael Colgrove, MD Jessica Reed, APRN Physicians For Women 1900 Malvern Ave., Ste. 401 501.623.6455




Daniel McCoy, , MD, FACS Edward T. Warren, MD, FACC, FACS Hot Springs Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic 1900 Malvern, Ste. 403 501.624.0123 Toll Free 800.423.5711

Robert Breving, MD, FACS Christian Latham, MD J.J. Tucker, MD Surgery Specialists of Hot Springs 1900 Malvern, Ste. 301 501.623.9300 Toll Free 877.527.7711

Stephen ‘Fred’ Divers, MD Robert T. Muldoon, MD, Ph D R. Timothy Webb, MD, F.A.C.P. Lynn Cleveland, MD Lingyi Chen, MD Genesis Cancer Center 133 Harmony Park Circle 501.624.7700



Dr. Michael Courtney, D.C. Hot Springs Spine and Rehab 295 Section Line Road, Suite A 501.463.9020

National Park Medical Center 1910 Malvern Avenue 501.321.1000 Toll Free 877.320.3222


Levi Hospital 300 Prospect Ave. 501.624.1281


Dr. Jim English, MD English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center 9501 Baptist Health Drive, Ste 950 Little Rock, AR 501.227.9556 DENTISTRY Dr. Stuart Fleischner, DDS Dr. Richard Van Bebber, DDS Dr. Nicholas Van Bebber, DDS Dr. Chad Matone, DDS Hot Springs National Park Dental Group 307-M Carpenter Dam Road 501.624.3323 FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Scott Anderson, DO Dr. Robert Parrott, DO Susan Robinson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C Harmony Park Family Medicine 128 Harmony Park Circle, Suite 100 501.881.4988

FAMILY PRACTICE Thomas Pullig, MD Jerry Cannaday, MD NPMC Healthcenter at Hot Springs Village 121 Cordoba Center Drive, Ste. 400, HSV


INTERvENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY Eric Bowen, MD Greg St. John, MD Jeffrey Tauth, MD, FACC Tasha Binns, APN Ashley Pendergraft, APN Hot Springs Cardiology Associates 130 Medical Park 501.625.3400 Toll Free 877.625.3403 INTERNAL MEDICINE Dr. Katherine Hurst Apollo Medical 180 Medical Park Place, Suite 202, HS 111 Cordoba Center Dr., HSV 501-625-3334

LASER THERAPY Dr. Nicquel Gordon Dr. Mary Thaxton MarNiq Laser 4332 Central Ave 501.520.5400 MEDICAL EqUIPMENT SALES/RENTALS O’Brian Healthcare, INC. 1534 Malvern Ave. Suite D 4318 West Markham Suite 2 Little Rock 501.321.9461 or 800.924.7944


ONCOLOGY/HEMATOLOGY Dr. Neeraj Bharany Apollo Medical 180 Medical Park Place, Suite 202, HS 111 Cordoba Center Dr., HSV 501-625-3334

Manjusha Kota, M.D. Kota Cancer Clinic 180 Medical Park Place 501.463.5700 OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY Jeff Holt M.D. Graham Holt O.D. Thomas Moseley M.D. Cynthia Carnie O.D. Holt Eye Clinic & Optical 205 & 211 Mcauley Ct. 501-624-0609 or 501-624-6330 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS Dr. Daron C. Praetzel Dr. Aaron Baldwin Arkansas Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons 200 McAuley Ct 501.623.4485 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Michael Hubbard, MD Kevin Rudder, MD Jennifer Jones, APN Orthopaedic Center of Hot Springs 104 Hollywood Ave. 501.321.0555 Toll Free 800.366.0468


PSYCHIATRY/GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY Peter Guresky, M.D. NPMC Senior Care Center 1900 Malvern Avenue 501.620.1238 PULMONARY MEDICINE Albert Chinn, MD, FCCP Nayneshkumar Patel, MD Pulmonology Associates of Hot Springs 1900 Malvern Ste. 302 501.624.4700 RADIOLOGY Michael P. Hickman, MD Mark B. Robbins, MD Stephen P. Penor, MD James R. McCarley, MD William M. Reyenga, MD John F. Burda, MD Courtney T. Masse, MD Nicholas E. Armstrong, MD Steven L. Weiner, MD Vance E. Wise, MD M. Jack Long, MD Soraya Ong, M.D. Hot Springs Radiology Services, Ltd. 3633 Central Ave., Suite D 501.623.6693 SENIOR CARE Arkansas Home Care Assistance 3955 Central Ave. Ste.4 501.463.9425 West Shores Independant & Assisted Living 2607 Albert Pike Rd 501.767.1200 Peter Guresky, MD NPMC Senior Care Center 1900 Malvern Avenue 501.620.1238 SURGERY CENTERS Arkansas Center for Surgical Excellence 208 McCauley Ct 501.623.9200 UROLOGY Robert Lai, MD Urology Center of Hot Springs 1900 Malvern Ave. Suite 301 501.623.2304

C. Scott Slagle, MD Renee Wilson, RNP Vicky Oncken, APRN Ouachita Regional Pain Management 519 Files Road 501.625.7246