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At 1st Choice Healthcare our goal is to help you and your entire family stay healthy, or to return you to good health as soon as possible.  We maintain an open-door policy, providing timely, affordable and accessible medical care to our patients.

We offer a wide range of primary care services provided by a dedicated team of physicians, family and pediatric nurse practitioners, licensed social workers, nurses, and support staff.

1st Choice Healthcare’s medical services address the routine medical needs of patients (i.e., initial diagnoses, annual exams and continual treatment of illness and preventive care) with a timely, courteous, and patient-focused service.


1st Choice Healthcare is committed to providing exceptional care for the mind, body, and spirit. By providing behavioral health services for individuals and their families in a caring, confidential manner with trained professionals. We know that mental, emotional, and behavioral health contributes to physical health and well-being so we integrate behavioral health services into disease management and primary and preventative care.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is now available to provide you with an experienced and caring approach to counseling to help you find ways out of these problems. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker collaborates with Primary Care Providers to best meet the behavioral health needs of patients.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) Tracey Frier, Jessica Martin, Heather Phillips and Sonya Goode provide consultations, assessments, and interventions to address a number of issues ranging from traditional mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, and diagnostic clarification) to healthy psychological issues (e.g. self-management of diabetes, terminal illness, obesity, chronic pain, healthy diet, smoking)


  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) evaluations
  • Behavioral observations
  • Diagnostic assessments


  • Health-related issues
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping skills/stress management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Individual, family, and marital therapy
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma


Foot pain and discomfort can disrupt your day-to-day life. A podiatrist can provide relief and help you regain mobility and comfort.

Podiatrist Dr. Krystal Upshaw treats foot deformities, sports-related foot injuries, chronic foot conditions, and foot conditions due to illnesses like diabetes. Dr. Upshaw sees patients at all our locations.


  • Diabetic Shoes
  • Custom Orthotic Inserts & Custom Braces
  • Fracture Care
  • Foot & Ankle Sprains
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel & Arch Pain
  • Neuromas
  • Treatment of Fungal Toenails
  • Plantar Warts
  • Corn & Callouses
  • Evaluation for PAD
  • Various Lower Extremity Skin Conditions
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Peripheral Nerve Sensory Testing
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Wound Care


1st Choice Healthcare provides women’s health care services ranging from routine well-woman exams to contraceptive counseling and management. We focus on providing the highest quality care for our patients and are committed to making a difference in our patient’s health.

We offer Family Planning, Breast Health Awareness, the Arkansas Breast Care Program, and Text4Baby.



You do everything in your power to keep your children well, but sometimes it goes beyond the bumps, bruises, scrapes, and sniffles.  Our staff at 1st Choice Healthcare cares as much about your kids as they do for their own. We believe that each child’s medical needs are to be met by a thorough understanding of the child and family’s background, medical history and individual circumstances. 1st Choice Healthcare is experienced at providing primary and preventative care for children through the age of 18.


  • Well-child health maintenance exams
  • Treatment of acute and chronic problems
  • Referral when needed to specialists
  • Immunizations


Qualifying patients are those who are economically needy, uninsured and qualify for the sliding fee scale; or who receive Medicaid or Medicare Insurance without dental benefits and would otherwise qualify for the sliding fee scale.

Restorative services involve the different techniques used to repair, protect or remove broken or damaged tooth or teeth.

Emergency services involve oral infections and injuries which threaten or have the potential to threaten a patient’s life.

Local Dentists provide services in Clay, Greene, Randolph, Lawrence, Fulton, and Sharp Counties.

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