Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Ambulance Service is a 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. We provide ambulance services to Paragould, Corning and Rector. All EMTs and Paramedics are State Licensed and/or National Registered and trained in advanced care for all ages. All Paramedics are trained in advanced courses such as International Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
AMMC's Critical Care Unit (CCU) is a 10-bed unit that provides intensive care and monitoring services to critically ill patients. The CCU is a combined intensive medical, surgical, and cardiac care unit. Patients are admitted to the Critical Care Unit when the physician believes close observation and technically skilled support are necessary. This requires a unique blend of sophisticated equipment, specially trained nurses and other healthcare professionals.
For more information call 870-239-7016.
Effective November 21, 2023, Dr. Mathieu Forgues will be leaving AMMC ENT Clinic and relocating his practice to the Atlanta, Georgia area. As a result, AMMC ENT Clinic is no longer able to accept new patients and will be closing as of the effective date.
For patients who need to access medical records, please call 870-205-2101.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.
The Emergency Services Department at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center offers a 24-hour service to the area and is often the first experience an individual may have with AMMC. All of our professionals working in the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Emergency Services Department are highly trained and experienced at providing emergency care and provide 24-hour physician coverage. The Arkansas Department of Health recognizes Arkansas Methodist Medical Center as a Level IV Trauma Center.
For emergencies call 9-1-1
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center operates a Diabetes Care Clinic to assist patients in managing diabetes and to educate the public about its causes, symptoms and risk factors. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., with patients receiving referrals from their physicians for an appointment. We also offer assistance and education through our Diabetes Self-Management Classes and our Community Diabetes Events.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center focuses on individuals who have heart disease or who are at high risk for developing heart disease. With your physician's referral, the cardiac rehabilitation team will establish a personalized program tailored to meet each patient's cardiac rehabilitation needs and capabilities.
For more information about AMMC Cardiac Rehabilitation services, call 870-239-7343.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is a medically-supervised program that incorporates education and exercise to help patients with chronic (long-term) lung disease, such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, or pulmonary hypertension. With your physician's referral, the pulmonary rehabilitation team will establish a personalized program tailored to meet each patient's pulmonary rehabilitation needs and capabilities.
For more information about AMMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation services, call 870-239-7343.
The Cardiopulmonary Department at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for individuals who suffer from cardiac and pulmonary-related illness.
Heart & Vascular
The Heart Catheterization Lab and Vascular Imaging Lab at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center incorporate the latest state-of-the-art medical technology.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center (AMMC) Cardiac Cath Lab recently installed the most up-to-date Siemens Artis Q Angiography System that produces precise images and a patient experience that is faster and more comfortable. This system is visionary in performance and uses interventional imaging that is a breakthrough in X-ray and detection. The Artis Q provides high contrast resolution imaging and allows the Cardiac Cath Lab team to provide effective, quality care to all patients.
If you would like more information about the Artis Q system, please contact the AMMC Cardiac Cath Lab at 870-239-7000.
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Home Health Agency provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, home health aide services, and medical social services to individuals of all ages in Greene and Clay counties. We also provide lifeline, homemaker and personal care services. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and private pay. Our home health agency was the first hospital-based program in a five-state area and is one of the top providers of home health in the nation.
Please call AMMC Home Health at 870-239-7152 for more information.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center continually strives to enhance our Imaging services and meet the need for quality medical services to the people we serve. Medical imaging plays a vital role in diagnosing and treating patients at AMMC.
Radiology services provided at AMMC include:
All studies are performed by technologists who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, and current members of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
You can also learn about our new mammography services here.
Infusion services at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center can help patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, located conveniently close to home. Patients receive infusion therapy intravenously, or through an IV, administered by an expert team of nurses and physicians.
Conditions treated with infusion services can include:
Common list of therapies/services provided include:
Call us at 870-239-8194 to learn more.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Inpatient Rehab is a full service hospital based unit, lab, x-ray, telemetry, hemodialysis and various medical specialties are readily available within the medical center. We are also able to provide 24/7 emergency response team and physician coverage in the event of an emergency.
AMMC is dually accredited by both the Joint Commission as well as CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). The two accrediting bodies are considered the gold standard for hospitals and acute rehabilitation facilities. Our rehab unit is also distinguished in serving exclusively as the region's only CARF accredited Stroke Specialty Program.
AMMC is a proven choice for Physical Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation.
Please contact 870-239-7462 for more information.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has elevated the mammography experience for women in Northeast Arkansas. Patients now have the advantage of a more comfortable and relaxing exam with the latest technology from GE Healthcare – the 3D Senographe Pristina machine. This new 3D mammography provides an exceptionally sharp and detailed image for breast cancer detection and diagnosis at the same dose as standard 2D mammography – an advantage that no other 3D mammography in Northeast Arkansas offers.
Choose the mammogram more patients feel comfortable around.
From elegant lighting and gentle, rounded shapes to a host of comfort-enhancing features, the system helps ease patient anxiety, reduces the chance of movement during the exam and results in a better overall exam experience.
Clarity for Accurate Diagnosis
Senographe Pristina sets the bar for diagnostic confidence and performance. Leveraging the Senographe family’s widely recognized image quality, the system enables excellent visualization of breast lesions.
Reshape your mammography experience with comfort, confidence, clarity and superior accuracy. Never has a mammography system been so focused on patients, technologists, and radiologists alike – putting everyone in a better position for a more relaxing experience and effective care.
For more information, call the Mammography Department at 870-239-7826.
To schedule an appointment, call 870-239-7120.
The Department of Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratories at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center offers a full range of diagnostic services in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology (laboratory medicine) to both hospitalized patients and outpatients. Under the direction of the board-certified pathologist, Terri Green, M.D., the clinical laboratories at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center test blood and other body fluids and tissues to provide a primary diagnosis along with treatment options for the disease.
Our team of experts provides comprehensive surgery care for all patients. Call 870-205-2125 for an appointment.
AMMC Orthopaedic Associates
4000 Linwood, Suite 1
Paragould, AR 72450
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to help you regain your independence, improve your quality of life, and achieve your goals. Our team of highly skilled therapists are here to guide you through your rehabilitation journey. Explore the range of therapies we offer:
Our physical therapy services focus on restoring and enhancing your physical function, mobility, and strength. Our expert therapists utilize a combination of exercises, manual therapy techniques, and state-of-the-art equipment to address a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:
Our occupational therapy services are designed to assist individuals in regaining their independence and improving their ability to engage in daily activities. Our dedicated occupational therapists provide customized treatment plans for various conditions, such as:
Our speech therapy services cater to individuals experiencing communication, speech, and swallowing difficulties. Our experienced speech-language pathologists offer targeted interventions for:
We look forward to helping you on your path to recovery and achieving your therapy goals. For more information, please call the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Physical Therapy Department at 870-239-7188.
A physician referral is required for an appointment.
Take care of your family's health needs with ease. Our primary care clinics have got you covered. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled primary care providers and let our expert team ensure that your loved ones stay healthy.
AMMC Family Practice – Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
1110 W. Kingshighway, Paragould, AR 72450
AMMC Hines Family Medicine - Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
1300 W. Court Street, Paragould, AR 72450
AMMC Fonticiella Medical Clinic
1000 W. Kingshighway, Suite 12, Paragould, AR 72450
Healthy sleep patterns are essential for overall wellbeing, yet many individuals struggle with sleep-related problems such as insomnia, sleep apnea, or restless leg syndrome. That's where the sleep labs at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center comes in.
The sleep lab at AMMC offers certified care with fully equipped diagnostic tools to help you achieve a better night's rest. Our trained staff is dedicated to providing personalized care and support throughout your sleep study. Here's what you need to know about the sleep labs at AMMC and how they can benefit you.
Make an appointment today if you're struggling with sleep-related problems. Contact AMMC Hines Family Medicine for more information or a referral.
AMMC Hines Family Medicine
1300 W. Court Street
Paragould, AR 72450
AMMC Neurology Associates offers a range of procedures and treatments to diagnose and manage disorders of the brain and nervous system. Our main procedures include EMG/NCS alongside Neuromuscular Ultrasound, EEG, and Botox injections for migraines. We commonly treat a variety of conditions, including Headaches, Epilepsy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pinched Nerves, Nerve Damage (tingling or pain in arms or legs), Dementia or Memory Issues, Stroke, Numbness, Gait Disturbance, Parkinson’s Disease, and other Tremors.
AMMC Neurology Associates
4000 Linwood Drive, Suite G
Paragould, AR 72450
Dr. Ronald South
Brandi Hyde, APRN
Jessica Nutt, APRN
A referral is required for new patients. Please call 870-205-2175 for referrals, or submit referrals using this form: https://www.myammc.org/app/asia/files-module/local/documents/Neurology referral form pdf.pdf
Introducing Leqembi (Lecanemab), a FDA approved medication specifically designed to address the cognitive and functional decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Unlike previous therapies, Leqembi not only addresses the symptoms but also slows down the progression of the disease itself, ultimately leading to an improved quality of life for both patients and their caregivers.
How Leqembi Works
Leqembi is an antibody therapy that focuses on targeting the amyloid beta protein, a factor linked to the formation of plaques in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. By selectively binding to and clearing amyloid plaques from the brain, Leqembi effectively slows down the progression of symptoms in individuals in the earliest stages of the disease. It is important to note that Leqembi does not completely halt or reverse Alzheimer's disease.
While Leqembi represent a significant step forward, it should not overshadow the importance of early detection and preventative measures. Incorporating healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, and mental stimulation, can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. Regular visits with a primary care provider are important. Diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and heart disease are some factors well known to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Appropriate Candidates for Leqembi
Leqembi is intended for individuals in the earliest symptomatic stages of Alzheimer's disease who have confirmed brain amyloid beta plaques. Our experienced neurology team conducts a comprehensive evaluation, reviewing medical history and confirming the presence of the amyloid protein, to determine eligibility for Leqembi treatment.
Leqembi is administered through infusion and all Leqembi infusions will be provided on an outpatient basis at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.
Evaluation Process for Current and New Patients
If you are a patient at AMMC Neurology Associates, please discuss Leqembi with your provider during your next scheduled appointment. If you do not have an appointment scheduled, please contact us to obtain more information regarding Leqembi.
If you are not currently a patient at AMMC Neurology Associates but would like to be evaluated for Alzheimer's disease, please request a referral from your current provider to AMMC Neurology Associates. Once the referral is in place, contact us to schedule an appointment.
We are proud to offer Leqembi as part of our commitment to providing the latest innovative treatments to our community and providing exceptional care. Our goal is to improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's disease and offer hope for a brighter future.
AMMC Neurology Associates
4000 Linwood Drive, Suite G
Paragould, AR 72450
For questions regarding Leqembi, please call (870) 205-2194.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center offers expert surgery and compassionate care close to home. Our surgeons are experienced in multiple surgical specialties. See below for more information.
The Outpatient Surgery Clinic provides a wide variety of services to our patients. The highly-trained staff prepares patients for surgery and provides post-op care for those patients going home the same day.
It is our goal at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to provide you with the highest quality Endoscopy Services available so we may accurately address all of your GI (Gastrointestinal) concerns. Our physicians have received extensive training in gastroenterology, diseases of the digestive tract and knowledge about the best course of treatment for you.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Plastic Surgery offers patients a full range of dermatologic, reconstructive and aesthetic services, provides the highest possible level of care as well as ensures that patients’ differing aesthetic needs and functional requirements are met. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Joel Epperson.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has recently added the VenaCure EVLT procedure to its many patient services. VenaCure EVLT is a fast, safe and minimally invasive laser vein treatment for the elimination of varicose veins that is more than 95% effective.
Contact us today to learn more about our multiple surgical specialties.
Auxiliary Gift Shop
If you're looking for the perfect gift to lift someone's spirit or to say congratulations, look no further than the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary Gift Shop. The gift shop is located on the first floor in the Main Lobby. All purchases made in the Gift Shop support the auxiliary's vital role in enhancing the medical center.
Beacon’s Deli, Cafeteria
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Cafeteria is located in the basement level and is open for lunch from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Beacons Deli is on the second floor and offers sandwiches, grilled foods, soups and salads. Beacons Deli is open M-F 7 am-7 pm.
AMMC Women's Clinic - Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
1110 W. Kingshighway, Paragould, AR 72450
Dr. Charles Cesare
Dr. Rose Glynne
Dr. Tiffany Rawlins
Dr. Jodi Turano
Carie Cesare, WHNP
The William and Martha Johns Diagnostic Center at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center offers the latest digital mammography and bone densitometry as part of our commitment to provide quality, compassionate healthcare. Schedule your next mammogram here today!
Comfort and Convenience The Women's Services Department provides services to obstetrical patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the provision of care during pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and neonatal periods.
Perfect Place To Welcome Your Baby The personal attention you'll receive from our highly-trained staff and the comfortable setting of the AMMC Women's Services Department provides the perfect place for the birth of your baby.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is a Gold Safe Sleep Champion. Based on the facility's commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep, the hospital earned this recognition and is one of the first in the state of Arkansas to receive the title.
What is infant safe sleep?
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. This is what you can do to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS.
For additional information and education on safe sleep please visit: Safe Sleep Academy Website
The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being Cribs for Kids partners, AMMC is recognized for following safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. Community outreach includes the Beautiful Beginnings Prenatal Education classes.
Welcome to AMMC Regional Pain Management, where we strive to improve the quality of life for individuals dealing with chronic pain. Led by Mark Clark, CRNA, NSPM-C, a board-certified expert in non-surgical pain management and nurse anesthesiology, our team is dedicated to providing safe and effective treatment options to manage a wide range of chronic pain conditions.
With 30 years of experience in anesthesia and 12 years specifically in pain management, you can trust our comprehensive, multidimensional approach to alleviate your pain. We utilize innovative technologies, such as radiofrequency nerve ablations and botox pain treatments, to offer advanced and effective solutions.
At AMMC Regional Pain Management, we prioritize opioid-free pain management, tailoring our treatments to address various conditions, including:
Dealing with chronic pain can be a significant challenge, impacting not only your physical well-being but also your mental and emotional health. Our mission is to help you regain control and restore your quality of life, even if you have been living with pain for an extended period.
Located within Arkansas Methodist Medical Center at 900 West Kingshighway in Paragould, AR 72450, we are conveniently accessible for our patients. Should you have any questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out to our office at (870) 239-8286. Allow our dedicated team to guide you on your journey towards pain relief and improved well-being.
AMMC Urgent Care is located at 1110 West Kingshighway, Paragould, AR – (870) 205-2004
Urgent Care Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 5pm
Patients may visit our Urgent Care for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few:
Minor injuries due to falls or sports related