Watch Video: Dr. Leah Layer Talks Heart Health

by Carole Masterson Watch Video: Dr. Leah Layer Talks Heart Health Dr. Leah Layer, a family medicine physician at FirstCare Family Doctors South, talks about your heart and what you can do to keep it healthy.

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

by Carole Masterson Use this helpful acronym developed by the American Stroke Association to help you remember the signs of a stroke. – Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. – Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise […]

February is American (Sweet) Heart Month

by Kathleen W. Paulson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. As Valentine’s Day approaches, I pause to think about love, hearts and my own sweet heart, my husband George.  Over a year ago, just after his 57th birthday, I started to worry a bit about his health.  What could I do to help keep him around for many more […]

The Breast Center Awarded Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

by Carole Masterson Fayetteville, AR — On January 14, 2014, the doctors and staff at The Breast Center, a MANA clinic, received a package in the mail with some long awaited news. The Breast Center, a Fayetteville clinic, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The […]

MANA Providers to Participate in Health Insurance Marketplace

by Carole Masterson   MANA doctors and providers are excited to announce that we will be participating in the Health Insurance Marketplace plans: Ambetter Novasys Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield QualChoice (Due to network participation, our new providers Neurological Associates will not be in the QualChoice plan at this time.) The Affordable Care Act requires […]

Getting Your Family Ready for Flu Season

by Carole Masterson   Flu Season typically starts in October and lasts through March. The flu vaccine takes two weeks to be effective from the time of administration, so now is the time to get your vaccine! Here are three simple actions to fight the flu: Take the time to get the flu vaccine. The […]

Dr. Grear Featured Speaker at Luncheon

by Jake Foust Dr. Danna Grear of The Breast Center will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Pink Ribbon Luncheon.  The Breast Center is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event. Dr. Grear is a Breast Imaging Specialist, and most recently, a breast cancer survivor. Tickets can be purchased online at or by […]