Baptist Health-Fort Smith Expands Specialty Care to LeFlore County, Oklahoma


POTEAU, Okla. Baptist Health-Fort Smith is now providing gynecology, orthopedic and cardiology services in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, through a partnership with Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.

Jeffrey K. Evans, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, Mark J. Fowler, MD, a gynecologist, and Chasidy McAllister, a cardiology nurse practitioner, are accepting new patients at a satellite clinic located inside EOMC at 105 Wall St., in Poteau.

Dr. Evans is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides treatment for sports-related injuries, broken bones and fractures, arthritis and musculoskeletal pain. He can also provide joint replacement surgery of hip, knee or shoulder as well as non-surgical treatment of shoulder, knee and hip pain or stiffness. He has practiced orthopedics in the Fort Smith area since 1996.

Dr. Fowler earned his degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1996. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Armed Medical Center National Consortium in 2000. Before coming to Baptist Health-Fort Smith in 2016, Dr. Fowler practiced at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. Dr. Fowler’s services include general gynecology, pelvic prolapse, incontinence and pelvic pain, menopause management and high-risk pregnancy.

McAllister will also begin seeing patients in need of a cardiology services and follow-up care in the Poteau area this month. McAllister has more than 20 years nursing experience and has worked closely with geriatric patients during her career at long-term acute care facilities and rehabilitation centers.

To make an appointment with any of these providers or to learn more about services provided, please call (918) 635-3590.


Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 200 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.