About MANA Physicians and Clinics

Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA) is an independent physician group that includes internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and an array of specialists and advanced health services.

Our mission is to improve quality of life by providing compassionate, comprehensive, quality healthcare.

Our priority is to provide the best care to our patients for optimum health. We believe in listening and sharing with our patients. 

Leaders in Healthcare 

MANA physicians and clinics have a reputation for excellence as leaders in the healthcare community for over 50 years. 

  • 1955 – Joe B. Hall, MD, opened a practice in his home on Maple Avenue in Fayetteville. After completing a rotating fellowship residency at Duke University that included training in Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Oncology, he had a vision of opening a similar practice in Fayetteville.
  • 1957- Dr. Hall opened the doors of an Internal Medicine based multispecialty practice, Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, on Lollar Lane near Wilson Park. The land for the new clinic was donated by a community member.  The design mimicked the multispecialty clinics Dr. Hall had studied in the Army and at Duke University.
  • 1960 – Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic added a medical laboratory with lab technicians who performed complicated lab tests by hand.  
  • 1973 – Phillip Duncan, MD, Fellowship Trained in Pulmonary Medicine joined Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic and brought Pulmonary Medicine to Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Duncan helped identify and treat a newly identified lung disease caused by smoking tobacco, COPD, as well as other lung diseases and complicated breathing problems.  
  • 1977 – Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic attracted William Martin, MD, first in Gastroenterologist in Northwest Arkansas.
  • 1983 – Pediatricians Joe T. Robinson, MD, and Terry Payton, MD, opened Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics in Fayetteville. 
  • 1992 – In order to expand, Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic moved to north Fayetteville and helped establish North Hills Medical Park, a centrally located medical park near the future site for Washington Regional Medical Center and Interstate 49. The new clinic featured the first Accredited Endoscopy Center in Northwest Arkansas, a full-service laboratory, and cardiac treadmill testing.
  • 1994 – FirstCare Family Doctors, now MANA Family Medicine was established to provide quality family care to Northwest Arkansas residents.
  • 1999 – Physicians from Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, and FirstCare Family Doctors partnered together to establish Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA).
  • 2000 – MANA added a walk-in clinic, now called MANA Urgent Care, to provide convenient care seven days a week.
  • 2003 – Radiologists Danna Grear and Kevin Pope established the first independent facility in Arkansas dedicated solely to breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, The Breast Center.
  • 2004 – The Breast Center attracted Arkansas native and world-renowned MRI expert, Dr. Steven Harms and was the first in the state to offer dedicated Breast MRI for women at high risk for breast cancer. 
  • 2005 – MANA added a Gynecology practice to provide women’s health through all stages of a woman’s life, Renaissance Women’s Healthcare. 
  • 2009 – MANA physicians acquired the first 3-Tesla MRI in Northwest Arkansas to provide patients and physicians with faster scans and better images.
  • 2012 – The Breast Center was the first in the state to offer Breast Ultrasound Screening for women with dense breast tissue. 
  • 2017 – MANA Imaging began providing Lung Cancer Screening CT and was named an Accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center.
  • 2018 – MANA expanded into Benton County with MANA Family Medicine and Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics at Pinnacle Hills.


MANA clinics are independent, physician-owned practices. As a physician-owned practice, our physicians can focus on compassionate, quality, patient care, and retain the quality, personal clinic environment. Physicians make the decisions that shape excellent patient care in our practices.

By working together, MANA physicians can responsibly manage the costs associated with health care, improve our practice efficiencies, and enhance overall care for patients. A board of directors elected by the physicians governs MANA. The board is advised and assisted by four principal leaders: Jason Wilson, Chief Executive Officer; Paula Maxwell, Chief Operating Officer; John Jordin, Chief Informational Officer; and Terry Hurt, Chief Financial Officer.