Baptist Health Family Clinic-Sparkman Opens; Nurse Practitioner Lauren Franks Accepting Patients

SPARKMAN, Ark. – Nurse practitioner Lauren Franks is now accepting patients at Baptist Health Family Clinic-Sparkman-A Service of Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia.

Baptist Health Family Clinic-Sparkman, at 104 West Taylor St. in Sparkman, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Franks, a Sparkman native, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia and a Master of Science in Nursing from Harding University in Searcy.

“I always want to have my patient leave their visit, better than when they came – whether they have emotional, physical, mental, or spiritual needs,” Franks said. “As their provider, I hope to make a positive impact on their life, using listening, medication, education and prayer, as I believe that all aspects of health are interconnected.

Franks and her husband, Richard, have two children. The family is regularly involved in ministries at their church, Sparkman First Baptist Church. In her spare time, Franks enjoys playing the piano, bike riding and sitting on the front porch watching her chickens and ducks.

Baptist Health Family Clinic-Sparkman evaluates and treats patients with a wide variety of acute injuries and illnesses, so they are equipped to manage their health better and maintain an excellent quality of life. Prevention is a big part of the clinic’s family medicine services and includes physicals, women’s health, immunizations and health assessments for the whole family.

For more information about the services that Franks offers at Baptist Health Family Clinic-Sparkman or to schedule an appointment, call (870) 678-4010 or visit


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