Baptist Health Relocates Pediatric Services for Fort Smith Area Patients

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Baptist Health will soon relocate pediatric services for area patients into a new clinic inside Baptist Health Medical Plaza on Dodson Avenue in Fort Smith.

Raelene Mapes, D.O.
Raelene Mapes, D.O.

On July 6, Raelene Mapes, DO, will begin seeing patients at Baptist Health Pediatric Clinic-Fort Smith located at 1500 Dodson Avenue, Suite 260. Baptist Health’s former pediatric clinic locations on Ellsworth Road in Fort Smith and on Pointer Trail in Van Buren will both close.

Dr. Mapes, who previously saw patients at Baptist Health Family and Pediatric Clinic-Van Buren on Pointer Trail, has been a pediatrician in the River Valley since 1999 and sees patients from newborns to adolescents.

To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Mapes, call (479) 709-7337.

For 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care 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.