Mainline Health System’s new pediatrician, Dr. Crystal Little, has always wanted to work in a rural community providing health care for its youngest patients.
“I have always wanted to work in a rural community and in looking at the different options, Southeast Arkansas was the best option for myself and my family,” said Dr. Little, who joined the staff of Mainline Health Systems in August.
Dr. Little works primarily in Monticello and Dermott providing a number of services for children from birth to 18 years. Those services include well child visits, sick visits, vaccinations, hearing and vision screening, daycare and school forms, and sports physicals. Her special professional interests are well child checks, asthma, obesity and ADHD.
Dr. Little, who attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed her residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, said her professional philosophy is to “provide the best care for children through improving the health, emotional, and spiritual well being of children and their families through family-centered care.”
The family-centered approach to health care recognizes that the perspectives and information provided by families, children, and young adults are essential components high-quality clinical decision-making, and that families are partners with the health care team.
Dr. Little typically works in Dermott on Mondays and Wednesdays and in Monticello Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. When she isn’t working, Dr. Little enjoys biking, hiking and reading. She and her husband and three children live in Monticello.
To make an appointment with Dr. Little, call the Monticello or Dermott office:
Clinic hours are from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Fridays.