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

Paragould Doctors' Clinic and Rector Medical Clinic have been proudly serving Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri for over 50 years with quality healthcare, backed by over 100 years of combined medical experience from our excellent team of providers.  In an ever-evolving world of healthcare, we are proud to offer the latest in services and treatment while striving to maintain a focus on patient-centered care.

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. 

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.
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2000
  • Residency: UAMS - Southeast Arkansas Family Medicine Residency
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Practice

Dr. Short has served in the medical community for over 25 years, serving as a respiratory therapist and active hospital staff in Little Rock, Magnolia, Warren, and El Dorado, AR from 1991-1998. He also previously served as Director of ER and CCU in Crossett, AR from 2000-2002. Since then, he has been active in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri as an emergency room physician at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR from 2002-2016 and Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, MO from 2010-2016. Dr. Short joined the staff at Paragould Doctors' Clinic and Rector Medical Clinic in July 2016.

Heart-b Lauren A. Willmer, APRN
  • Arkansas State University, 2012
  • Doctorate: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2015

Ms. Willmer grew up in Greenville, MS. Her BSN was received at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR in 2012. Her Doctorate was received at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 2015. She has had RN experience in pediatric nursing at Miracle Kids Success Academy in Jonesboro, AR. Her most recent experience was as a family nurse practitioner for Piggott Community Hospital where she worked full time in a family practice clinic and part time in the emergency room. She is also DOT certified.

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