Hot Springs Neurosurgery Clinic Joins CHI St. Vincent Medical Group

Neurosurgeons James M. Arthur, MD, and Justin Dowdy, MD, with the Hot Springs Neurosurgery Clinic have joined the CHI St. Vincent medical group. 

The clinic specializes in treatment of surgical diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and spine. This includes degenerative diseases, trauma, benign and malignant tumors, infectious processes, and congenital abnormalities. Nurses Darlene Abernathy, APRN, and Kay Lynn Harris, APRN, will also join the CHI St. Vincent Medical Group as a part of the clinic’s medical team.

Arthur has more than 40 years of experience in neurosurgery. He established his practice, Hot Springs Neurosurgery Clinic P.A., in 1981. Dowdy joined the practice in 2016 after serving as chief resident in the department of neurological surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

“We are thrilled to welcome this neurosurgical team to our growing medical group,” said Anthony Houston, president of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. “One of the many advantages for patients is that their medical information will be available on our patient portal. Patients will also be able to communicate via the portal with the surgical office, check test results, schedule appointments, and pay their bills.”

The physicians will remain in their current office in the Medical Building, Suite 502, on the CHI St. Vincent campus at 1 Mercy Lane in Hot Springs. To request an appointment, call (501) 321-1329

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