Conway Regional welcomes new hospitalist physician

Kristy King, MD, an internal medicine physician, has joined the Conway Regional Health System hospitalist team.

She has more than 10 years of experience in primary care medicine in various hospital settings. 

“We are fortunate to continue to grow our team as we expand our hospitalist services in the area,” said Greg Kendrick, MD. “Dr. King is an experienced physician and we are happy to have her caring for our patients.”

Kendrick is the medical director for a staff of 12 hospitalists who provide primary care for patients while they are at Conway Regional Medical Center. The hospitalist staff also covers Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton.

King has practiced at several area hospitals including St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital and Conway Regional. 

“I look forward to being a part of this dynamic, growing health system,” said King. “I have worked with Conway Regional in the past and I am excited to be a permanent member of the hospitalist team.”

King completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at West Virginia University Hospital at Morgantown and holds a medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock. She also holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

While hospitalists do not maintain a private practice, these physicians take care of patients exclusively while they are hospitalized and work in partnership to provide follow-up with the patient’s primary care physician. Conway Regional has 13 providers on its hospitalist team.