Julie Rowland Joins Baptist Health Family and Occupational Clinic-South

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Julie Rowland, APRN, is now accepting new patients at Baptist Health Family and Occupational Clinic-South located at 8600 South 36th Terrace.

Rowland joined Baptist Health in the Spring, but has been a nurse practitioner in the community for four years.

Rowland earned an advanced practice nursing degree from Simmons College in Boston in 2015 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway in 2011. She has more than 13 years of nursing experience, including working in intensive care and cardiology units across the state. Rowland says her experience in hospitals inspired her to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner.

“When you treat a patient in the hospital, you usually see them at their worst, but in the clinic, you have the opportunity to educate patients at all stages of life and help them achieve their health goals,” Rowland said.

Rowland provides wellness exams, preventive care and treatment for acute illness for patients who are school-age and older. Her clinical interests include diabetes, depression and preventive medicine. As the wife of a Type 1 diabetic, Rowland knows firsthand how to help patients manage blood sugar levels with insulin, diet and lifestyle to prevent complications. She takes a holistic approach to patient care and values the time she spends discussing a patient’s individual needs.

“I like to try to do things as naturally as possible such as addressing a patient’s hormone and vitamin deficiencies, and overall lifestyle before adding any medications or making any changes,” Rowland said.

Rowland was born and raised in Charleston. She is married with three daughters. To make an appointment with Rowland or to learn more about services provided, please call 1-888-BAPTIST.


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 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.