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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.


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


Densitometry, commonly known as bone density test, testing provides comfortable, painless monitoring of our patients’ bone health to help us prevent and treat osteoporosis.  This service is offered to 1st Choice Healthcare patients at the Pocahontas site; a referral from your physician is necessary to schedule testing.


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.


1st Choice Healthcare is committed to providing exceptional care for the mind, body, and spirit.  Mid South Health Systems and Health Resources of Arkansas have partnered with 1st Choice Healthcare and is providing behavioral health and addiction services for individuals and their families in a caring, confidential manner with trained professionals.  We know that mental, emotional, and behavioral health contribute to physical health and well being so we integrate behavioral health serves into disease management, 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 the Primary Care Providers to best meet the behavioral health needs of patients.

In a confidential and comfortable setting at 1st Choice Healthcare clinics you can receive help with stresses in your life through

  • Individual, couple or family counseling
  • Learning how to cope with chronic health problems
  • Finding ways to adjust to transitions of life such as marriage, divorce, aging or the loss of a loved one

If you would like to schedule an appointment with the Licensed Clinical Social Worker, please call the clinic of your choice.  Office hours are available at all 1st Choice Healthcare clinics.

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