Russellville Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic opened February 22, 2016. Gerri Standridge, office manager at the clinic explains that Dr. Pilkington and Dr. Kirby opened the clinic to provide support for families and to offer “localized care in a smaller setting.”
Today the clinic serves patients from zero to twenty years old and together their doctors boast over eighty years of experience in the field. Many patients, Standridge explained, stay with the clinic through college. “We are a very family friendly place,” Standridge said, “and on a first name basis with all our patients.”
Dr. Neylon Pilkington has been practicing medicine for twenty years. He’s an Arkansas native and a graduate of University Of Arkansas Medical Sciences. He says his favorite part of his work is “the ability to empower caregivers with the knowledge they need to take excellent care of their children.”
Dr. Robin Kirby has been practicing for the past seventeen years in the area and is a native of Russellville. She’s a University of Arkansas at Fayetteville graduate and later completed a residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
The clinic serves families throughout the River Valley region and offers same day service when needed. “If you need to be seen that day we are going to make sure you get in,” Standridge explains. “We want you to have the best care needed.”
They take all forms of commercial insurance also ArKids and Medicaid. There is a cap on the number of ArKids patients they can take, and they are currently at that number but hope to be opening up more spots soon.
Their online resources include a patient portal and several of forms are available online to speed up the registration process. They provide detailed information on what you can expect in newborn visits including the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended vaccine schedule and an outline of how physicians assess newborn health.
New patients are asked to arrive twenty minutes prior to their appointment to make sure all needed paperwork is filled out and and existing patients are asked to arrive fifteen minutes prior to their appointment.
“Our goal is to be partners with our parents to help raise healthy children, both physically and emotionally,” reads the clinic’s online information. It is a philosophy, Standridge says, held by everyone in the clinic from physicians to the front desk.
The clinic is located at 220 North Sidney Ave in Russellville. They are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. And Saturday 9 a.m. -1 p.m. You can find them online at www.rpa.clinic. You can reach them by phone at 479-498-0858.