Welcome to Paragould Doctors' Clinic

Our mission is to provide efficient, cost effective, quality health care to the residents of Paragould and the surrounding communities.

About Paragould Doctor's Clinic

In May of 1966, Dr. Asa Crow took over the practice which was started in 1953 by Dr. A. E Andrews. Dr. C. Mack Shotts joined Dr. Crow in 1978, Dr. C. Leonard Kemp and Dr. Roger Cagle joined the practice in 1981, Dr. Dwight Williams joined in 1986, and Dr. Lance Monroe joined in 1998. Dr. Roger Cagle left the practice in 2000, and Dr. Vincent Lee joined in 2013 and sees patients in the Paragould and Rector clinics.

Paragould Doctors' Clinic moved its primary location to 4000 Linwood Drive, Suite A on November 18, 2013, and the secondary location at 1 Medical Drive was closed in November 2014.   Paragould Doctors' Clinic also operates a satellite clinic in Rector, AR, which opened in 1980 and became a part of Paragould Doctors' Clinic in 1989.

Judy Leach, APRN joined Paragould Doctors' Clinic in 1993 and works at the Rector clinic. Ms. Leach also holds the position of Nursing Manager.

Cecil Massey, APRN joined Paragould Doctors' Clinic in 2001 and works at the Paragould clinic.

Teresa Gonzalez, APRN joined Paragould Doctors' Clinic in 2010 and works at the Paragould clinic.

Justin Kemp, APRN joined Paragould Doctors' Clinic in 2012 and works at both the Paragould and Rector clinics

Our Locations

Paragould Doctors’ Clinic

4000 Linwood Drive, Suite A
Paragould, AR 72450

Tel: 870-239-8503
After Hours: 870-239-2222
Fax: 870-236-1947

Clinic Hours:
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Rector Medical Clinic

807 E. 9th St
Rector, AR 72461

Tel: 870-595-3527
After Hours: 870-239-2222
Fax: 870-595-3530

Clinic Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Our Services

Some of the Services that Paragould Doctors' Clinic provides

  • Care for chronic diseases and conditions, including asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, insomnia, mental health and other long-term conditions
  • Urgent care services (non-emergent care) such as colds, cough, flu, sinusitis, sore throat, asthma/COPD exacerbations, laceration repair, joint injuries and other acute conditions
  • Wound Care
  • Lesion Removal and Biopsies
  • Chronic Pain such as Fibromyalgia and Joint Pain
  • Immunizations (Infants, Children and Adult)
  • Preventive Care (Screenings for Infants, Children and Adult)
  • Annual Physicals (Children and Adult)
  • Well-child visits, including developmental screenings, immunizations, and parental guidance to help meet growth milestones
  • Sports Physicals
  • Occupational (Work) Physicals
  • Family Planning and Regular gynecological (Women's health) Screenings such as Breast Exams and Pap Smears
  • Hearing and Vision Screening
  • DOT Physicals by a Certified Medical Examiner
  • Flight Physicals by a FAA Designated Medical Examiner
  • Immigration Physicals by a Civil Surgeon
  • Workman's Comp
  • And more

Our Providers

Shotts Mack Shotts, M.D.
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1972
  • University of Arkansas School of Medicine, 1976
  • Residency: Fort Smith AHEC Center, Fort Smith, AR 1976-1978
  • Board Certifications: Medical Review Officer (M.R.O.)

During the ten year period from 1980-1990, Dr. Shotts held various hospital positions including Secretary of Medical Staff, Vice Chief of Medical Staff and Chief of Medical Staff. He has served on several hospital committees including the Quality Assurance Committee (Chairman) and Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. He has served as Chief of the ER/OP department at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. As a civil surgeon, Dr. Shotts is also certified to perform immigration physicals as well as FAA physicals. As a certified medical examiner, Dr. Shotts is certified to perform DOT physicals. 

Lkemp Len Kemp, M.D.
  • Arkansas State University, 1975
  • University of Arkansas School of Medicine, 1978
  • Residency: John Peter-Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX 1978-1981
  • Board Certifications: Medical Review Officer (M.R.O.)

Dr. Kemp has held several positions including Chief of Staff at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center from 1993 to 1994.  Dr. Kemp has served on several additional hospital committees including: OB, Utilization Review, Quality Assurance, Drugs & Equipment Review, Credentials, Blood Transfusions and Tissues, and the Executive Committee. He has served in the United States Army Reserve – Medical Corps since 2003.  As a civil surgeon, Dr. Kemp is certified to perform immigration physicals.  As a certified medical examiner, Dr. Kemp is certified to perform DOT physicals.

Williams-2 Dwight Williams, M.D.
  • Arkansas State University, 1975
  • University of Arkansas School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AHEC – Jonesboro, AR 1980-1983
  • Board Certifications: Medical Review Officer (M.R.O.), Family Practice, Quality Assurance, Utilization Review

Over the past ten years, Dr. Williams has served on several committees at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was elected Chief of Staff 1997-1998. Dr. Williams was the 2005 President of the Arkansas Medical Society and is a member of the Executive Committee. He was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Health by Governor Tucker 1993 and was reappointed by Governor Huckabee in 1998. Dr. Williams lives with his wife Judy and has two grown children, Jarrod and Traci. As a civil surgeon, Dr. Williams is also certified to perform immigration physicals.  As a certified medical examiner, Dr. Williams is certified to perform DOT physicals. 

Monroe Lance Monroe, M.D.
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1972
  • University of Arkansas School of Medicine, 1976
  • Residency: University of Arkansas AHEC NW, Fayettville, AR 1976-1977
  • Fellowship: American Academy of Family Practice

Dr. Monroe served as an active duty Medical Officer in the United States Navy from 1977-1980. Since 1980, he has been in private practice. Dr. Monroe joined Paragould Doctors’ Clinic in 1998. Dr. Monroe has severed on several hospital committees and as a Civil Surgeon, is certified to perform immigration physicals. He served as Chief of Staff for Arkansas Methodist Medical Center from 2003-2004. He currently serves as a Medical Officer in the United States Navy Reserve. As a certified medical examiner, Dr. Monroe is certified to perform DOT physicals. 

Heart-b Walter Short, M.D.
Heart-b Lauren A. Willmer, APRN

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