Healthy Connections Welcomes Laura McDermott, APRN, to the Malvern Teeter Plaza Clinic

Healthy Connections is thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our Malvern healthcare team, Family Nurse Practitioner Laura McDermott, APRN.

As a Gulf War veteran with a profound dedication to community health, Laura brings a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to primary care and family medicine. She has joined the Malvern Teeter Plaza Clinic, situated at 900 MLK Blvd.

Her journey into healthcare was shaped by a profound desire to make a positive impact on the world. Her commitment to patient care is characterized by building strong and genuine patient-provider relationships. Laura firmly believes in the importance of being authentic, understanding, and caring, as she believes these are the keys to helping patients on their individual health journeys.

McDermott, a New York native, was inspired by a deep appreciation for the motto “Above all, we care.” In her own words, “Caring is the biggest thing that comes with medicine, regardless of degree or title. You have to be real with people to reach them where they’re at, to bring them up to a better level of health.”

McDermott joined Healthy Connections earlier this year and has been seeing patients for primary care/family medicine in Hot Springs and Malvern.

“Laura’s approach to healthcare perfectly aligns with our organization’s core values of Community, Compassion, and Excellence. She’s not only a seasoned healthcare provider but also a dedicated community health practitioner who will undoubtedly contribute to the well-being of the Malvern community,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc.

Healthy Connections is committed to serving the healthcare needs of Malvern with two clinics in the area. The Malvern Teeter Plaza Clinic offers extended hours, operating from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Alongside Laura, the clinic offers the services of pediatrics physician Dr. Jeremy Porter, Women’s Health Specialist Dr. Pittman Moore, and Evolve Behavioral Health and Medication Management.

Furthermore, the Malvern Pinnacle Clinic, led by healthcare professionals Absalom H. Tilley, MD; Briana Newcomb, APRN, and Gabrielle Williams, APRN, specializes in primary care for patients of all ages, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS patients and those dealing with addiction and related concerns.

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. To schedule an appointment with Laura McDermott, APRN, or for any inquiries, please call 888-710-8220. To learn more about our services and our commitment to the Malvern community, visit our website at

Healthy Connections, together with Laura McDermott, APRN, is excited to embark on a journey of healing, compassion, and excellence in healthcare, continuing our mission to make the world a better place—one patient at a time. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our clinics, where we combine community-focused care with unwavering compassion to provide you with the high-quality healthcare you deserve.

Whether you’re a long-time resident of Malvern or new to the area, our healthcare team is here to serve your medical, dental, and behavioral health needs. With Laura McDermott and the entire Healthy Connections team, your health and well-being are in capable and caring hands. We aim to create a healthier and happier Malvern, one patient