Endocrinologist joins Northwest Health System
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
LITTLE ROCK John A. Baldridge, a boardcertified internal medicine physician and clinical endocrinologist, has established a new specialty practice for Northwest Health System at the Schmieding Center in Springdale and Bella Vista.
In practice since 1974, Baldridge comes to Northwest Health System from Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, where he served as medical director of diabetes management. He received his medical education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, then completed a surgery internship at Jewish Hospital in St.
He also completed an internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at UAMS, along with a clinical endocrine fellowship at Duke University in Durham, N.C. In addition, he served in the U.S. Navy Medical Services Corps.
The doctor is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He has achieved diabetes physician recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Association of Endocrinologists and the American Diabetes Association. He also has published several scholarly works.
"Dr. Baldridge's establishment of this practice expands the clinical capabilities of our health system," said Northwest Health System CEO Doug Arnold. "The addition of this practice will improve access for residents of northwest Arkansas and provide a needed consultative/referral source for our physicians."
Baldridge's offices are located at 2422 North Thompson, Suite A, in Springdale and at 1801 Forest Hills Boulevard, Suite 201, in Bella Vista. Phone (479) 750-6566 or 876-6566, or visit www.northwesthealth.com.
News, Pages 21 on 09/09/2009