Russellville Family Clinic joins Conway Regional Health System

Conway Regional Health System is the new owner of Russellville Family Clinic.

The clinic has been renamed the Conway Regional Medical Clinic-Russellville. Family Practice doctors Kenneth B. Turner, MD, and Ben J. Kriesel, MD, MRO, and the clinic staff are now Conway Regional employees.

“We are pleased to welcome such a highly-respected clinic into the Conway Regional Primary Care Network. Drs. Kriesel and Turner are widely known in Russellville and the surrounding community for the outstanding care they provide,” said Matt Troup, president and CEO of Conway Regional Health System. “This relationship is part of Conway Regional’s ongoing plans to expand the healthcare services provided to the River Valley.”

Both Drs. Turner and Kriesel will remain on the active medical staff of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center to accommodate patients who do not want to leave Pope County for hospital services. Located at 108 Skyline Drive, the clinic has served the River Valley since 1974.

Kriesel said, “We will continue to provide the same level of outstanding care that our patients expect. The best part of this new partnership with Conway Regional is that they will handle the day-to-day management of the practice and that will allow us to completely focus on providing our very best care to our patients.”

Additional health care services are expected to complement what is already being provided at the clinic.

“We are looking forward to what this new relationship with Conway Regional can provide our patients and the community,” said Turner. “We are also continuing a very positive relationship with St. Mary’s.”

The clinic provides family medicine and industrial medicine services that include worker’s compensation, medical review services, new hire physicals, DOT physicals, urine drug screening, breath alcohol tests, flu shots and vaccinations, pulmonary function testing, audiometry, pre-placement exams, fitness for duty exams, employee wellness exams and Titmus vision screenings.

Both physicians hold medical degrees from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Kriesel completed a three-year residency in Family Practice at the University of Wyoming in Cheyenne. He then spent two years in Missouri with the Public Health service before coming home to the River Valley. Board certified by the American Board of Family Practice, he is a Fellow with the American Academy of Family Physicians, is on its board of directors and is a past president. He is certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers and practices industrial medicine. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.

Turner came to the clinic in 1990 following his practice in Garden City, Kansas. His Family Practice residency was in Fort Smith and training was completed in 1987. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He holds a bachelor of science in chemistry from Harding University. He and his wife, Molly, have two children.

The addition of the Russellville clinic expands the Conway Regional Primary Care Network to nine clinics covering the cities of Russellville, Pottsville, Clinton, Greenbrier, Vilonia, Conway and Mayflower.

For an appointment with Kriesel or Turner, call 479.968.7170.