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Dr. Kevin J Adkins has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Kevin J Adkins has the following 8 expertise
- Geriatric Medicine
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
Dr. Kevin J Adkins is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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During the course of my Mother's final months of life, she experienced a drastic unexplained weight loss of more than 20 lbs and became very frail. Despite years of tobacco use, I was told by staff working for this physician that she NEVER had a chest X-ray or other radiologic testing for cancer despite the recent weight loss (a principal cancer sign). My mother became very ill. To make matters worse, rather than explore reasonable options and explore her weight loss issues, my mother was prescribed powerful psychotropic drugs whose effect was not properly monitored which caused great suffering along with metastatic cancer that took her life unexpectedly.
I am writing this review on behalf of my mother who died this Summer from metastatic lung cancer. Despite 40+ years of tobacco use, according to staff, the office of Dr. Adkins NEVER performed a chest X-ray or other radiologic screening tests for lung cancer, even during the final months of her life, in the presence of a very significant weight loss (a cardinal cancer sign) whose origin went unaddressed. As if that was not bad enough, this physician prescribed a toxic psychotropic drug for dementia whose actions were not adequately monitored, causing my mother to become very ill. This particular drug was actually recognized as detrimental by independent home health care staff hired to assist in my mother's care and on their advice, the drug was stopped, subsequently my mother's behavior greatly improved enough to travel cross county. Inexplicably, the drug was started again due to a documentary mistake by the office of Dr. Adkins, resulting in a return of dreadful symptoms. If you have loved ones being treated by the office of Dr. Adkins, I would strongly suggest you do your homework and closely scrutinize the care given.
His assistant saw me and I had an appointment with him. Refused a needed exam requested by another Doctor. Had I not pushed for further help I may not be typing this today. He is a disgrace to the medical profession and his assistant Josh I believe is his name. He should not be allowed to see patients. He needs to be reported.
Dr. Adkins is a genuinely friendly person. He is quite able to handle most problems that comes his way but is not threatened by a second opinion. He does not automatically send you to a specialist, but will suggest it if he feels it is the best course of action. His takes care to allow enough time for his appointments. He is a true family doctor he knows and cares how an illiness will affect the whole family. I have moved quite a bit and had several doctors, Dr. Adkins gets my highest rating. He has a real knowledge of medicine and how illiness affects the whole person and their family, not just what pill will take care of a problem. I have been a patient of his since 2005.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
30 Years Experience
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
St Bernards Medical Center
Dr. Kevin J Adkins accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Qualchoice Statewide Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Kevin J Adkins
Kevin J. Adkins, M.D. earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Arkansas State University and graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock with a Doctorate in Medicine in 1988. He is Board Certified in Family Practice Medicine and is an active staff physician at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He began his practice at this clinic in 1991. He and his wife, Anne, and their sons, Ryan and Reid, relocated to Mountain Home in 1991 after he completed his internship and residency in Family Practice at the Area Health Education Center in Jonesboro.
Locations & DirectionsNORTH CENTRAL AR MEDICAL, 614 Northtown, Mountain Home, AR
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