top of page
Prenatal Visits.png
Untitled design (2).png
Untitled design (6).png

Our Patients Are Family

“They always take our concerns seriously and are happy to help. They have a very fun kid friendly environment and can always seem to fit us in in an emergency.”

Jordan Karasek

Reach Out & Read

Proud Supporters of

The best opportunity to influence a child's future is in the first five years, a critical window of rapid brain development that does not occur at any other time. Children who hear fewer words during early childhood start school developmentally behind their peers and may never catch up.  When families read aloud to their young children, they can give them a better start to life.  We encourage families to read aloud and engage with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers every day. The effectiveness of the Reach Out and Read model is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics in a policy statement that recommends early literacy promotion as an essential component of pediatric care. We are now a national organization, currently serving 4.7 million children and their families in the U.S. By giving young children a foundation for success, Reach Out and Read is combatting the effects of income inequality.

Read More

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

from Best Start Pediatrics 

Best Start Pediatrics has taken appropriate and necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of our patients and families. We are following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and checklists for patients who may have coronavirus.


  • We offer in-clinic appointments. Please call or text 479-575-9359 or email to schedule a visit with one of our providers.

  • Once your appointment has been scheduled you will receive a confirmation text message.

  • Further ‘Check-In’ instructions will be provided for you following your confirmation message.

  • Do not enter the front lobby if you or your family member(s) are experiencing any illnesses. 

  • Be advised, due to the implementation of these added precautions, we ask that you arrive 15 mins early- in order to give yourself to fill out the required information needed before your appointment.


  • If you or your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call our clinic first to ensure we can arrange for the best care for your child. 

    • Common COVID-19 Symptoms Include: 

      • COVID-19 coronavirus causes a respiratory illness. The most common symptoms are cough, fever and shortness of breath (trouble breathing).

      • Other common symptoms are chills, shivering (shaking), sore throat, muscle pain, headache and loss of smell or taste.

      • The CDC also includes the following less-common symptoms: runny nose, fatigue (tiredness), nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

  • Please try to limit the visitors inside our clinic to only the patient and a parent or guardian. Grandparents, healthy siblings, and other family members should remain at home or in the family vehicle (with appropriate supervision) whenever possible. 

  • If you're bringing a newborn in for his or her first visit, we allow two adults to accompany the baby. 

How to Protect Your Family

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Look for one that is 60% or higher alcohol-based. Avoid making your own hand sanitizer. If made incorrectly, it can burn the skin.

  • Reduce close contact with others by practicing physical or “social distancing." This means staying home as much as possible and avoiding groups. If you do need to run an errand like going to the grocery store or pharmacy for your family, the CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering.

  • Wear a cloth face mask in public. Learn more about Face Masks and how to wear them. 

  • Teach kids to cough and sneeze into a tissue (make sure to throw it away after each use!) or to cough and sneeze into their arm or elbow, not their hands.

  • Clean and disinfect your home as usual using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.

  • Wash stuffed animals or other plush toys, following manufacturer's instructions in the warmest water possible and dry them completely.

  • Avoid touching your face; teach your children to do the same.

  • Follow local and state guidance on travel and stay at home restrictions.​

How to care for someone in your family with COVID-19

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 ar​e usually able to isolate at home during their illness. However, it may be recommended to take these additional steps:

  • Separate family members with COVID-19 from others as much as possible. The person with the virus should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Ideally, they should use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit visitors in the house.

  • Call ahead before visiting the doctor​​. This will help them take extra steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

  • Avoid sharing personal household items. Don't share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in the home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Extra cleaning for all “high-touch" surfaces. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipes and follow the instructions on the label.

  • Monitor symptoms. Call your doctor or health department right away if the illness gets worse.

bottom of page