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Seventy-five percent of visits to doctors’ offices concern stress-related ailments. (APA, 2004)

Medical Services

Ozark Guidance provides a comprehensive approach to the treatment of mental health issues. Our multi-disciplinary medical team includes a staff of psychiatric physicians and nurses, who are experts in these medical conditions and the management of medications, and their supporting staff. Our Psychiatrists have received medical degrees and then gone on to complete residencies in general psychiatry and in many cases fellowships specializing in areas such as child and adolescent psychiatry, consultation/liaison psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and pediatrics.

Justin B. Hunt, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Travis JenkinsA board certified psychiatrist and prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumnus, Hunt is a member of Ozark Guidance’s executive team, consulting on organizational strategy, programmatic planning, budgeting, and other matters related to clinical care.

Hunt earned three degrees, a Doctor of Medicine from UAMS, a Master of Science in health and health care research from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Arkansas where he graduated summa cum laude. In 2007-2008, UAMS presented him the William G. Reese, M.D., award for excellence in scholarship and research and the American College of Psychiatrists selected him as a Laughlin Fellow.

His professional memberships include the American Psychiatric Association and the Arkansas Psychiatric Society. He has also served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas.

Travis Jenkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer Emeritus

Travis JenkinsDr. Jenkins is Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is an adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, and an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas psychology department in Fayetteville.

Dr. Jenkins is professionally affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association, Arkansas Psychiatric Society and the American College of Physician Executives. He is also associated with the Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville.

He was the recipient of an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  In April 1999 the American Board of Forensic Medicine awarded Dr. Jenkins Diplomat status.

Jarrod Adkisson, MD

Jarrod AdkissonDr. Adkisson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he earned the Joe Purcell Memorial Leadership award. He earned his medical degree from the U of A for Medical Sciences. He completed his General Psychiatry Residency at the University of Arkansas where he was honored for his involvement in community activities by receiving the Pfizer Community Leadership award. He completed his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Donna Rocha, MD

Donna Rocha An honor graduate from North Little Rock, Rocha was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Dallas. She earned her medical degree and completed her Psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where she served as Chief Resident. After Residency, Rocha was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she educated incoming physicians for eight years.

For the last several years Dr. Rocha has been caring for the mental health needs of patients, in the Houston, Texas area, in the general medical setting. She believes "it is imperative that we not only review your psychiatric history, but also your medical problems and other medications that potentially have a major impact on the diagnosis and treatment of your symptoms."

Ester Salvador, MD

Ester Salvador, M.D.Dr. Salvador earned a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Texas in Houston and graduated from the University of Stanto Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed her internship and residency in general psychiatry at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Salvaldor is a board eligible staff psychiatrist.

Dr. Salvador is professionally affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association, Arkansas Psychiatric Society and the American Medical Association.

 

Diane Lyddon, Advance Nurse Practitioner

DLyddonDiane Lyddon earned her nursing degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and received her Advanced Practice Nursing certification in 1995 through the University of Arkansas Medical School College of Nursing. She works closely with our Ozark Guidance psychiatrists serving adults, children and families.

She is nationally certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.   

Jennifer Penne, APN

edmonsonJennifer Penne is an Advance Practice Nurse. She earned her associate’s degree at St. Luke's College of Nursing and Allied Health, and completed her Bachelor’s at South Dakota State University. Her Master’s in Nursing was received from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She is Board Certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.