2019 Guide to Women’s Health

Pap smears, breast exams, weird odors, intercourse discomfort, peezing, random hair growth, infertility, secondary infertility and the list goes on. Being female is fabulous. However, is it just us or does there seem to be an enormous list of things we have to stay aware and be mindful of physically (the question is rhetorical–the answer is clearly yes)?  Thankfully, Northwest Arkansas is FULL of some of the best medical professionals to ever come out of medical school. Why these doctors chose to take up residence in our small space in NWA is still a mystery to us when they had the world at their disposal, but we’re ever so glad they did. Thus, we’ve compiled a list of our tried and trues. The doctors we run to and ask the embarrassing questions, the ones we cry to and the ones we’ve become friends with in the process. 

The Doctors

Kent A. Mason, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Mason completed his medical degree at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 1990, subsequently completing an Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery internship and residency in 1994 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Program in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Mason is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery.

Patient Testimonials

“I am an older lady who respects not being grouped in a category with all women my age. That seems to be the norm now days. God made each and everyone of us different. Dr Mason and I talked about this and I left there feeling that I had special attention for my medical needs. Thanks Dr. Mason!”

 

“Dr. Mason is so kind and makes me feel good about myself. I was happy to answer any questions and take as much time as needed. The staff was very efficient and friendly and I was very pleased with patient care. Great overall experience. Highly recommend Dr. Mason!”


“Always a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and Dr. Mason always takes the time to make sure all is good.”

Greg Reiter D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G.

Dr. Reiter completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, subsequently interning and completing a four-year Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery residency in 1996 at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. In early 2018, Dr. Reiter completed training in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System as a Console Surgeon. Dr. Reiter is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery.

Patient Testimonials

“He is the best around. I would recommend him to anyone!”

 

“Dr. Reiter, and Dr. Clouatre, along with the Creekside staff are the best around!”

 

“Dr. Reiter goes above and beyond! He has a great team!”

 

Michael P. Clouatre M.D.

Dr. Clouatre completed his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1993, subsequently completing an Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery internship and residency in 1997 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. “My wonderful wife, Patsy, and I have been married for 33 years and have four children – Erin, Amy, Chelsea and Christopher. They all live in Northwest Arkansas except Chelsea. She and her new husband live in Conway where she attends UCA and is majoring in nursing (just like her Mother). Erin and her husband, Nika, have two children, Alexis and Kirsten. Amy and her husband, Jeff, have one child, Elijah. Christopher is attending the U of A, majoring in Music Education and participates in the Razorback Marching Band. We attend New Hope Fellowship Baptist Church in Springdale. I am on the Pastor’s Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors for House of Hope, our church’s homeless shelter. I also am the Medical Director for Loving Choices, a anti-abortion clinic. In my spare time I love playing with our grandchildren, woodworking, working in my yard and traveling (if we ever get any free time). OK, yes, we moved here from Louisiana in 1997 but please forgive me, I’m still an LSU fan.”

Patient Testimonials

“I loved my visit with Dr Clouatre and look forward to having him as my doctor throughout my future pregnancy!”

 

“Always always polite and takes time to listen and explain everything have been seeing him as my OB AND GYN for at least ten years he’s great “


“Dr Clouatre has been my doctor for 15-18 yrs. He is dedicated to his work, learning more all the time. He is also my daughter’s doctor and has been for a little over 20 yrs.
His professional, kind words, & makes you feel comfortable in an uncomfortable visit.
I’m not sure what my daughter and I would do if he ever retired!!
Thank you for the opportunity to have him as my Dr!”

Ashley Mason M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Mason completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas where she also earned her Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Mason earned her Bachelor of Science in biology from Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR. Dr. Mason has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, general obstetrical care and preventative health care. Dr. Mason is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecologic Surgery.

“I chose to specialize in OB/GYN because it is a specialty that as a physician, I can build long-term relationships with my patients. I have the opportunity to play a vital role in a woman’s life through the family planning, birth of their children and menopause years.”

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Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Mason is a great gynecologist and she’s very respectful and nice and listens to your every need.”

 

“I wish I could go to Dr. Mason for ALL of my medical needs. She is so incredibly kind and she always remembers me (or seems to). 🙂 One thing she DOES remember is that I suffered intense, on-going trauma in my early 20’s. Her remembering is such a blessing because I don’t have to explain it year after year. She also does my exam differently so as to not cause as much pain. I have and would recommend Dr. Mason to anyone. She is truly gifted. “

“I just moved to Northwest Arkansas and Dr. Mason was my first try at a new woman’s wellness doctor. I can honestly say that she will be my ongoing woman’s wellness doctor as I love her bedside manner, professionalism, knowledge and kindness and feel that I can truly trust Dr. Mason.”

 

Darrin Cunningham D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G.

Dr. Cunningham completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, subsequently completing an Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery internship and residency in 1996 at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Cunningham is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery. In early 2018, Dr. Cunningham completed training in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System as a Console Surgeon.

“When I am not in the office taking care of my patients, in the hospital delivering babies or in the OR performing surgery, I am with my family. Since my son is a competitive swimmer, I became a swim referee to participate in the sport he loves. This keeps us busy most of the year. When we aren’t swimming, then we scuba dive as a family. We will become rescue divers this summer with a final goal of becoming Master Divers. Boating and sailing are other activities we like to participate in. We boat on Grand Lake in Oklahoma since my in-laws live there. This allows us time to spend with them as well. My wife and I hope to retire one day (not anytime soon) on a boat and cruise the coastal waterways. It seems that we are water people”.

Patient Testimonials

“As a new patient, you never know what to expect.
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Dr. Cunningham was patient and gentle. He educated me and answered all of my questions, regarding my health complaints. “

 

“I had an issue that Dr. Cunningham solved in a way that was nice and the front desk ladies were extremely friendly and helpful”.

“My mom had been using doctor Cunningham for many years, after myself going through many doctors that would not listen to what was really happening I am so glad my mom recommended him! He was great, listened to what I was feeling and in return really explained to me what was happening to me! If you are looking for a doctor that really cares I would Recommend

The office staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Cunningham answers all questions and genuinely cares about his patients.”

Rachel Farrell M.D.

Dr. Farrell received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 2007, subsequently interning and completing a four-year Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery residency in 2011 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Farrell is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery and is one of 6 doctors at Creekside Center for Women who specialize in Obstetrics & Gynecology and practice at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital.

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Farrell did a great job of making me feel comfortable! I’m very glad some friends of mine recommended her!”

 

“She is wonderful and very positive. Always a pleasure to see.”

 

“Very professional and welcoming atmosphere–less institutional feeling and more welcoming than many other medical centers. Dr. Farrell is kind with a good bedside manner that helped put me at ease.”

Samantha Cunningham APRN, CNM, DNP

Samantha Corral received her bachelor’s degree in both Nursing and Spanish at the University of Arkansas in 2015. She continued on to complete her Masters in Nursing at Oregon Health & Science University in 2017 where she specialized in nurse-midwifery.

“As a former Razorback, I was eager to return home after completing my education in Oregon. However, I am happy to keep one foot in Portland as I pursue my Doctorate of Nursing Practice over the coming year! Portland instilled in me a deep love of well-crafted coffee and all things brunch. Fortunately, it also propelled my love of running to offset my foodie habits. I’ve completed several marathons and hope to tackle an ultra-marathon next.  As an APN and CNM, I strive to provide women’s health care services with a holistic approach while utilizing the best evidence available. I believe in providing continuous and compassionate care while acknowledging each individual’s unique life experiences. Whether you’re needing an annual exam, considering contraception options, or looking for a prenatal care provider, I would be thrilled to provide you care along the way!”

 

Patient Testimonials

“It was only my first visit but I was impressed!”

“She made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed at any moment. I totally recommend her. She is an amazing person.”

“First time meeting with Sam and we are SOOOOO happy to have found her. right off the bat she was onboard 100% with us and that means everything to us. I highly recommend her.”

“I wanted a natural birth experience inside of a hospital setting and I am so happy I found Samantha for my delivery! Throughout my pregnancy she focused on what was best for me and not the traditional text book route. During my delivery, she was there the entire time coaching me and letting me know exactly what was going on and what to look forward to. I couldn’t have had a better birth experience with anyone else! My husband and I love Samantha. She’s a great midwife and a really cool person!”

Obstetrics

Menstrual Irregularities

Birth Control Options

Pregnancy & Prenatal Care

High Risk Pregnancy

Ultrasounds

 

Gynecology

Pap Smears

Endometriosis Treatment

Laproscopy

Menopause & Hormone Therapy

Urinary Incontinence

 

Midwifery

About Their Office

Creekside has been a pillar in Northwest Arkansas for more than ten years. It’s located in Springdale next to the Willow Creek Women’s Hospital and services women of every age, race and background with every issue to be encountered. The doctors & staff at Creekside understand every woman is unique, and thus so are her needs. The same approach cannot be given to each patient because every patients needs are different. They know that; they practice that; they emphasize that. We’re thankful for Creekside and their team for their service to the women of this area. We’re better for knowing them! 

5330 Willow Creek Drive, Springdale, AR 72762

The Doctors

Dr. J. Todd Hannah

Dr. J. Todd Hannah was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and raised in Searcy, Arkansas.

He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Dr. Hannah completed his OB/GYN residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and is a proud Alumni. 

He and his wife, Wendy, live in Bentonville with their three children, Ethan, Jackson, and Gracen.

Dr. Amy Fry

Dr. Amy Fry was born in Malvern, Arkansas and raised in Hamburg, Arkansas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and attended Medical School at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. She lives in Bentonville with her husband, Michael and two children, Ava and Grant.

Dr. Lawrence Edward Schmitz

Dr. Lawrence Edward Schmitz was raised in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

He attended Missouri State University and studied at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Schmitz further trained at the National Naval Medical Center-National Capitol Consortium in Bethesda, Maryland.

He lives in Cave Springs with his wife, Erica, and their three children, Alia, Conrad, and Banks.

Dr. Katie Beal

Dr. Katie Beal was born and raised in Conway, Arkansas. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas and attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 

She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She and her husband, Daniel, live in Cave Springs with their two children, Evelyn and Annie.

4301 Greathouse Springs Rd.

Springdale, Arkansas 72762

Their Office

3333 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy

Rogers, Arkansas 72758

Women's Health Offices In Northwest Arkansas

Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas

Her Health for Women

Mercy Women’s Obstetrics and Gynecology

Northwest Physicians

NWA Family Medicine

Parkhill Clinic for Women

Renaissance Women’s Healthcare

Women’s Health Associates 

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