Healthy Connections, Inc., is excited to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner Tonya Sauers, APRN, is accepting new patients in Malvern.

Sauers, who is a specialist in primary care/family medicine, HIV treatment, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, will be at our new Malvern Pinnacle location at 1003 Schneider Drive in Malvern. She is also certified to do DOT physicals.

The Healthy Connections Malvern Pinnacle clinic will be open from 7:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 888-710-8220 for appointments. She will join Dr. Absalom H. Tilley, internal medicine, and Briana Newcomb, APRN, at this location.

Sauers moved to Arkansas in 2011 and previously worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

“Central Arkansas is one of the highest in Arkansas for opioid addiction. It’s never going to go away, but we want to be available to those patients that do want help with their recovery and sobriety,” Sauers said. “I do have close connections with HIV. I have family members who are part of the LGBTQ population. I’ve noticed there is a lack of personalized care for that population and a desperate need for that. It’s not just HIV-focused. We’re treating them as a PCP.”

The Malvern Pinnacle location is our second in Malvern. The Malvern Teeter Plaza clinic is open the same hours at 900 MLK Blvd. The Teeter Plaza clinic sees patients for primary care/family medicine, pediatrics, podiatry, and behavioral health services. Providers include:
• Rachel Scrimshire, APRN, primary care, BioTE hormones
• Veronica Cannon, APRN, primary care, BioTE hormones
• Jeremy Porter, MD, My Kids Pediatric Clinic
• Brooke Wallace, LCSW, Evolve Behavioral Health Services
• Jerrica Luster, APRN PMHNP, Medication Management services

Appointments can be made for any of these providers or services by calling 888-710-8220. Learn more about our Malvern-based services at