Family Practice Medicine
River Valley Primary Care Services is a Health Care Home for the people of Arkansas, from infants to elders. Our clinics focus on wellness to avoid illness, managing life altering diseases, and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Whether you have a fever, are interested in quitting smoking, or would like more information about the advances in diabetes care, the caring physicians at River Valley Primary Care Services will listen to your concerns and explain your options in terms that you can understand. Additionally, River Valley Primary Care Services offers discounted fees so that quality medical care is available to all.
River Valley Primary Care Services (RVPCS) is committed to providing high-quality healthcare services that adhere to the principles of standing orders based on evidence-based care. Evidence-Based Care is the integration of clinical expertise, your values, and the best available evidence from systematic research to make informed decisions about your care. RVPCS complies with all applicable state and national standards for evidence-based care and standing orders set forth by governing organizations.
Wellness and Illness Visits
River Valley Primary Care Services is your Health Care Home when you are sick and when you want to learn how to stay as healthy as possible. Our family practice doctors evaluate and treat common illnesses, such as colds, fever, and the stomach flu. We’re happy to discuss plans for your healthy lifestyle, including diabetes management, weight management, and smoking cessation. At River Valley Primary Care Services, you will be seen for an appointment, regardless of your ability to pay.
Arthritis pain and swelling can make it difficult to participate in your favorite activities, as well as daily chores. Arthritis occurs for many reasons, including aging, “wear and tear,” trauma, and disease. For most people rest and medications are all that are needed. River Valley Primary Care Services will treat you for arthritis, regardless of your ability to pay. You may also be eligible to receive assistance for prescription medications. Are you bothered by arthritis? Make an appointment to receive help!
Please visit River Valley Primary Care Services’ Patient Education Library to learn more about arthritis.
There are more than 23.6 million children and adults in the United States with diabetes, and one out of four people have diabetes but do not know it, according to the American Diabetes Association. Do you know what your blood sugar (glucose) level is?
Diabetes affects how the body uses sugar. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. People with Type 1 Diabetes do not produce insulin, a hormone that helps the body use sugar for energy. People with Type 1 Diabetes must take insulin. Our caring specialists will help keep you informed of the latest advances in self-monitoring equipment and medications.
People with Type 2 Diabetes may not produce enough insulin or the insulin does not work as it should. Type 2 Diabetes is becoming all too common among overweight adults and children in America. In some cases, Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented. Some people develop Pre-Diabetes before experiencing Type 2 Diabetes. We will help you understand Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes and teach you how you may lower your blood sugar levels with weight loss, exercise, and dietary changes. We will teach you how to monitor you blood sugar levels and instruct you about how to use medications if necessary.
It is very important that people with Type 1, Type 2, and Pre-Diabetes learn how to take an active role in managing their blood sugar to remain healthy and reduce the risk of the serious medical complications associated with diabetes. River Valley Primary Care Services provides quality affordable diabetes management and education for all persons, regardless of ability to pay. Don’t wait to get tested, find out what your blood sugar level is now by calling your local office!
DOT Physicals for Truck Drivers
River Valley Primary Care Services offers DOT Physicals at the following locations:
Northside Clinic at 6th Street Lamar Wellness Center Mulberry Family Clinic
3202 North 6th Street 635 Childers Street 421 North Main St
Fort Smith, AR 72904 Lamar, AR 72846 Mulberry, Arkansas 72947
Phone: (479) 783-3900 Phone: (479) 668-4881 Phone: (479) 997-1484
Flu shots can help reduce your chances of getting the flu. Flu shots do not cause the flu. Flu shots help your body build up resistance to protect you from the flu. Flu shots are approved for people that are older than 6 months of age. Flu shots are especially important for people with a high-risk for complications from the flu, such as older adults or those with certain health conditions. Ask your doctor if a flu shot is right for you. River Valley Primary Care Services has discounted fees to make flu shots affordable for all.
Doses will be available to those who are currently eligible. There is no out-of-pocket expense for the vaccine. People should bring their insurance cards to the clinic. If they do not have insurance, the vaccine will be available at no charge. COVID vaccinations are available by appointment only. Please contact your clinic or primary care provider at RVPCS for more information.
Take an active role in your health with an annual physical from River Valley Primary Care Services. Today, many health conditions are preventable, and many others can have good outcomes if detected and treated early. Schedule your general physical today. We will accept you as a patient regardless of your ability to pay. The sooner you become a patient at River Valley Primary Care Services, the sooner health interventions can begin.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a common condition in the United States, but many people may not know they have it because it usually does not have symptoms. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or death. Blood pressure testing is quick and easy test that may save your life. High blood pressure can be controlled with lifestyle changes, changing the foods that you eat, and medications. If you need prescription medication, River Valley Primary Care Services’ Prescription Assistance Program may help. Do you know what your blood pressure is? Get checked to find out!
Please visit River Valley Primary Care Services’ Patient Education Library to learn more about high blood pressure.
Your body needs some cholesterol for healthy functioning, but too much is dangerous to your health. High cholesterol means that there is too much cholesterol in the blood. Untreated high cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. High cholesterol has no symptoms. The only way to find out if you have high cholesterol is to get a simple fast blood test. If you have high cholesterol, our caring specialists will provide you with support and education to help you manage the condition. If you need prescription medication, River Valley Primary Care Services’ Prescription Assistance Program may help. Find out what your cholesterol numbers are by calling our clinic today!
Please visit River Valley Primary Care Services’ Patient Education Library to learn more about high cholesterol.
River Valley Primary Care Services values educating and empowering our patients to take an active role in preventing disease and promoting good healthy lifestyles. We offer screening, education, and treatment for a wide range of health issues, including smoking cessation, alcohol and substance abuse, weight management, mental health concerns, diabetes management, and more! Get involved and learn positive ways to help keep you healthy by calling our any of clinics and scheduling an appointment today!
Smoking Cessation Program
Everyone knows that smoking is dangerous to your health. However, not everyone knows that there are many new methods to make it easier for you to stop smoking. Our smoking cessation program is designed to help you kick the habit—for good. River Valley Primary Care Services offers discounted fees for healthcare services so that everyone in Arkansas can have an individualized plan for a smoke-free lifestyle. Have you been thinking about quitting smoking? Contact us today!
For the most up-to-date information on our accepted private health insurance plans
contact our clinic directly at (800) 877-7658