Meet Our Pediatricians

The importance of pediatricians cannot be overstated. Pediatrics is the specialty in medicine that focuses on the health and well being of children and adolescents. This includes mental, physical and social health. Pediatricians help ensure that children grow and develop to be as healthy as possible, which greatly improves the overall health of communities.

Because the health of your child is so incredibly important, you want to make sure that you find the pediatrician that’s best for your child’s needs. You, of course, want a pediatrician that is knowledgeable, but you also want your child to feel comfortable and safe with his or her pediatrician.

Your child’s health is your top priority. It’s ours, too. Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, a MANA Clinic, has the best pediatricians in Northwest Arkansas. Meet the pediatric staff!

Charles S. Ball, M.D.

Dr. Ball has been with Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics since 1989, and enjoys reading movies, sports, and travel.

E. Blyane Battisto, D.O.

Dr. Battisto is the newest pediatrician at Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, and looks forward to making NWA her new home and attending as many Razorback games as possible.

Laureen L. Benafield, M.D.

Dr. Benafield joined NWA Pediatrics in 2000, and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Orrin J. Davis, M.D.

Dr. Davis has been with NWA Pediatrics for 7 years. He’s a sports enthusiast and loves supporting his daughters’ at the gymnasium, around the track, on the court, or cheering on the sidelines.

Meredith A. Denton, M.D.

Dr. Denton has been recognized for Excellence in Pediatrics by Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in her church and community.

Stacy H. Furlow, M.D.

Dr. Furlow joined Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics 17 years ago. The Furlows are active members of their church and love Razorback baseball!

Tim W. Grear, M.D.

Dr. Grear has been a pediatrician in Northwest Arkansas for 26 years, and loves playing the guitar.

C. David Jackson, M.D.

Dr. Jackson has been with Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics since 1986. Patients and staff note that conversations with David usually drift toward his children, a good book, or a recent outdoor adventure.

Andrew M. Koehler, M.D.

Dr. Koehler has received a number of awards for his work in pediatrics, and is the medical director for Arkansas Children’s Safety Center.

Sean M. Livingston, M.D.

Dr. Livingston was voted by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America®. The Linvingstons enjoy being active outdoors.

Meredith L. Mahan, M.D.

Dr. Mahan has been a pediatrician for more than 20 years, and was named “Best Pediatrician” by Celebrate Magazine.

Virginia L. McCord, M.D.

Dr. McCord was named as one of the best pediatricians by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She enjoys getting outdoors, Going to Razorback games, and spending time with family and friends.

Josephine H. Park, M.D.

Dr. Park has been practicing pediatric medicine for more than a decade, and enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.

Terry S. Payton, M.D.

Dr. Payton co-founded NWA Pediatrics in 1983, and enjoys biking to work and spendign time outdoors.

Daniel E. Rasmussen, M.D.

Dr. Rasmussen is a board certified pediatrician who has been improving the lives of those in NWA through pediatric care.

Joe T. Robinson, M.D.

Dr. Robinson co-founded NWA Pediatrics with Dr. Payton in 1983. He enjoys family, sports, and bible study.

Allison Scott, CPNP

Allison Scott was the first certified lactation consultant in Arkansas. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and being active in the church.

Brentley J. Silvey, M.D.

Dr. Silvey joined Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics in 2006, and helped open the Wellness Clinic in 2009.

John P. Simmons, M.D.

Dr. Simmons has been with the clinic for 10 years. He and his family enjoy spending time outdoors.

James S. Swindle, M.D.

Dr. Swindle joined the clinic in 2007. He enjoys shows at the Walton Arts Center and cheering for the Hogs.

With 19 pediatricians and a pediatric nurse practitioner, Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics is sure to have the right doctor for your child. Contact NWA Pediatrics to find a pediatrician today!