St. Bernards Medical Group
2017 Health and Fitness Expo

St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo

Save the Date for the 2017 St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo! Join us April 22-23 for this two-day event that includes something for everyone. 

This event will feature free health screenings, over 120 booths related to health and fitness, physician panel discussions, healthy cooking kitchen demonstrations, as well as a jam-packed kids' zone including a healthy treasure hunt. The 10th annual Doc Rock and Run 5K and half-marathon will be held on Saturday morning and student athlete pre-participation physical evaluations will be offered on Sunday.
Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields
We also will have a very special guest joining us this year: Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields. She will participate in various activities Saturday morning including a cooking demonstration in the Healthy Cooking Kitchen.
To learn more, please visit

Ten Reasons Why You Need a Primary Care Physician

Dr. Joy Skaug
Where should you go if you develop a cough, if you're feeling anxious and depressed or if you are curious about a certain vaccine?
The answer: your primary care doctor!
Having a primary care physician (PCP) is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. 
Dr. Joy Skaug , a primary care physician with St. Bernards First Care - Parker Road, recently shared ten reasons why everyone should have a PCP. 
Read Part 1 and Part 2 of Dr. Skaug's piece on the St. Bernards Blog from the Heart. 

Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors at the Pink Game


On February 17, 

Breast cancer survivors were honored by

St. Bernards physicians during the

A-State Pink Game.

breast cancer survivors were honored at the A-State Women's Basketball game. 


The survivors, who had all received treatment at St. Bernards, were celebrated at half-time and each was given a gift. A photo booth was set up before the game to raise awareness of breast cancer symptoms and treatment.


To see more photos from the Pink Game, please visit St. Bernards Healthcare on Facebook.


St. Bernards will continue the celebration of survivors and fight against breast cancer at the inaugural Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure. St. Bernards Healthcare and Medical Group have joined together as the founding sponsor of the event, which will be held Saturday, May 6, on the A-State campus.


For more information, or to register for the race, please visit and sign up for the St. Bernards Pink Warriors team.


Physician Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Dow

Dr. Timothy
Dr. Timothy Dow
Dow grew up in Oklahoma, but northeast Arkansas feels like home. 
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Dow moved to Trumann, where he first practiced medicine and met his wife. Over the next several years, he built a practice in Jonesboro before moving back to Oklahoma to serve as a physician for the Cherokee Nation. 
Now, Dr. Dow is back and seeing patients at St. Bernards First Care - Trumann.  To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please visit his St. Bernards Medical Group profile. 

Sign Up for the Indoor Triathlon
This Saturday

It's all about how hard you "tri" at the Indoor Triathlon this weekend at the St. Bernards Health & Wellness Center.
As part of the Get in Gear Fitness series, this event will feature a 300-meter swim, a five-mile bike ride and a two-mile run, all of which will be indoors. The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 11.

The kids' portion of the event, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and also completely indoors, will feature a 200-meter swim, two-mile bike ride and a one-mile run. 

Registration is $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. To register, please visit