DE QUEEN – Healthy Connections is excited to announce that De Queen’s Inja Brown, APRN, has joined the staff in De Queen.

Brown will see both pediatrics and adult patients at the new Healthy Connections clinic, located at 1206 W. Collin Raye Drive in De Queen. She will join the staff of providers that includes Terri Devlin, MD, Carolin Hockersmith, APRN, and Angela Martin, APRN. For appointments, call toll free (888) 710-8220.

Brown, who attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, and Martin previously worked together at the Martin Family Clinic in De Queen.

“I’m excited. I’ve heard great things about Healthy Connections and love that it’s local. I get to treat these people who I know,” Brown said.

She was born in El Salvador but moved to Dallas at a young age. She then moved to De Queen at age 12, where she has spent the majority of her life.

“I’ve worked in De Queen ever since I graduated,” she said. “I basically grew up here.”

Brown sees patients from ages 0 to 99 in the primary care/family medicine specialty.

“I just try to give everybody the best care I can give them,” she said. “I like what I do and every day is like a new experience for me.”

As a Certified Nurse Practitioner, Martin is a registered nurse with specialized educational and clinical training in family practice. CNP’s are trained to work with both children and adults, most often in the context of a family practice setting. They work with patients on maintaining health and wellness over the long term with a particular focus on preventative care.

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit organization serving the needs of children and adults throughout West-Central Arkansas. Since its founding in 1998 as a home-visiting program, Healthy Connections has been able to provide much-needed health, dental and social services to families of every lifestyle.

Healthy Connections accepts Medicaid, including ArKids First, Medicare and most forms of health and dental insurance. However, no person will be turned away for lack of insurance. Qualified families will be charged according to their total family income and total persons living in the household. This sliding scale fee allows many to receive treatment who otherwise would not have been able to afford it.

“A lot of people will be able to see me because of what Healthy Connections offers,” Brown said. “People can come here when they might not be able to afford somewhere else.”

There are currently 10 clinics located in Mena, Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Mount Ida, and De Queen providing primary care/family medicine. Depending on location, Healthy Connections also offers dental, behavioral health, cardiology, pediatrics, podiatry, chiropractic, physical therapy, and OB/GYN women’s services.

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