Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA) is an independent physician group that includes family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and an array of specialists and advanced health services. Our mission is to improve the quality of life by providing compassionate, comprehensive, quality healthcare.
An Independent Physician Group
MANA physicians and clinics have a reputation for excellence as leaders in the healthcare community for over 50 years.
- In 1957, Dr. Joe B. Hall opened 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. The clinic helped attract the first internal medicine and medical specialists to Northwest Arkansas.
- In 1960, Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic added one of the first medical laboratories with lab technicians outside a hospital in Fayetteville. Lab tests were done manually, by hand.
- In 1973, Dr. Phillip Duncan, Fellowship Trained in Pulmonary Medicine, joined Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, and brought Pulmonary Medicine to Northwest Arkansas. He helped identify COPD in lung patients, a lung disease caused by smoking, that had previously been thought to be emphysema.
- In 1977, Dr. William Martin established the first Gastroenterology Department in Northwest Arkansas at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic.
- In 1983, Drs. Joe T. Robinson and Terry Payton opened Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Clinic, now Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics. Since then the pediatric practice has continued to attract top graduates from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine and Arkansas Children’s Hospital as well as other top programs.
- In 1992, in order to expand, Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic moved and helped establish North Hills Medical Park, a centrally located medical park in Fayetteville near the future site for Washington Regional Medical Center and Interstate 49. Within the clinic, the Gastroenterologists operated the first Accredited Endoscopy Center in Northwest Arkansas, a full-service laboratory, and cardiac treadmill testing.
- In 1994, a group of family medicine doctors established FirstCare Family Doctors, now MANA Family Medicine, which now has eight (8) locations serving the Northwest Arkansas community with quality family care.
- In 1999, the practices partnered to create a unique medical group, Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA).
- In 2000, MANA added MediServe Walk-In Clinic to serve residents, students, and visitors seven days a week. These clinics are now called MANA Urgent Care.
- In 2003, Drs. Danna Grear and Kevin Pope established the first independent breast center in Arkansas, The Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas. The Breast Center was the first in the area to offer digital mammography and first in the state to offer Breast MRI with Dr. Steven Harms, a world-renowned radiologist.
- In 2005, Dr. Kathleen Paulson approached MANA to open a gynecology practice, Renaissance Women’s Healthcare, dedicated to educating women about their health from their first appointment through menopause.
- In 2009, MANA physicians acquired the first 3T MRI in Northwest Arkansas to provide patients and physicians with faster scans and better images.
- In 2012, The Breast Center, A MANA Clinic, added Breast Ultrasound Screening for women with dense breast tissue.
- In 2015, Millennium Chiropractic came on board.
- In 2017, MANA Imaging began providing lung cancer screening and was named an Accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center.
- In 2018, MANA expanded family medicine and pediatrics to Benton County.
- Our top priority is to provide the best care to our patients for optimum health. We believe in listening and sharing with our patients.
Our Mission is to improve the quality of life by providing compassionate, comprehensive, quality healthcare.
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 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.
MANA clinics are at the forefront of innovative health care. Our physicians provide an array of advanced diagnostic testing and preventive screening including laboratory services, breast cancer screening, general imaging, advanced pulmonary testing, colon cancer screening and endoscopy. View advanced health services.
To support the health of our community, MANA physicians and staff give back to the community each month through the MANA Charitable Giving program. Our team members have also developed two charitable programs:
- Disaster and Emergency Hardship Relief Program for Healthcare Employees
- Murray T. Harris Scholarship for Allied Healthcare Students