St. Bernards Healthcare, centered in Jonesboro, is welcoming six new physicians to its ranks, each of whom will assist St. Bernards in its mission to provide care in a variety of ways, from cardiology to family medicine to orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Dylan Barnett, a family medicine specialist, is joining the Paragould Doctors Clinic medical team at the Paragould Medical Park. A lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas, Dr. Barnett graduated from Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He will provide non-emergent care for the area, including management of chronic diseases and conditions, urgent care services, wellness visits, health screenings and more.
Dr. Sania Khan and her husband Dr. Babar Khan, both natives of Pakistan, are cardiologists, now also joining the team at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular. Both attended medical school in Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, and completed their fellowships at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. They chose to remain in the Mid-South region, where heart disease is the no. 1 cause of death, and their expertise will help solidify St. Bernards Heart & Vascular as a leader in the region.
Dr. Alexandria “Alex” Barnett, a native of Paragould, is a Wound Healing Specialist, and is now a part of the team at St. Bernards Wound Healing. She graduated from UAMS and completed a four year residency at UAMS Northeast in Jonesboro. She is excited to continue practicing medicine in her home region, and in her capacity as a wound care specialist, she will treat acute and chronic wounds, whether sustained through injury, surgery, disease, or otherwise. Most patients are referred to wound specialists if their injury does not properly heal within a month of therapy.
Dr. Chelsea Thompson, D.O., is a hospitalist and osteopathic medicine specialist. She earned her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) in 2016 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and performed a family medicine residency at UAMS Northeast. As a hospitalist and D.O., she has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards Medical Center, where she will provide a wide array of inpatient care.
Dr. Asa Shnaekel is an orthopedic surgeon, and has joined the surgical team with Jonesboro Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (JOSM) practicing at St. Bernards Medical Center. He earned his doctorate at UAMS and recently completed a fellowship at the Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, Tenn., where he focused on hip and knee replacements. He is already an award-winning researcher, and his wife, Kelsey, is also an OB-GYN at St. Bernards.