Physician Assistants

Kenneth Weaver, PA-C

 

Kenneth (Kenny) Weaver PA-C works as an extension healthcare provider of Dr. William F. Hefley, Jr., M.D., treating patients for injury and illness of the hip, knee and shoulder and using minimally invasive joint replacement techniques, arthroscopy and conservative measures.

 

As a native of Arkansas he joined the United States Army 82nd Airborne as a Combat Medic in 1988. After four years and two deployments he joined the Arkansas National Guard while attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to earn a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. In 1997 he was accepted to the Military Interservice Physician Assistant program, graduating in January 2000.

 

Kenny is currently board certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) and board certified Physician Assistant Surgical Assist since 2000. He has been a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants since 2000.

 

Kenny retired from Arkansas National Guard as Battalion Medical Officer in 2009 with 21 years and 4 deployments to Desert Shield/Desert Storm and 2 to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Kenny resides in North Little Rock with his wife Tamara of 15 years and they have 3 children, Corbin, Logan and Grace. In his spare time Kenny coaches his kids’ baseball and football teams and enjoys running, biking, hunting and fishing. He is also an active member of I.C. Church..

Christian C. Perry, PA-C

 

Christian C. Perry (Chris) has been with Bowen Hefley Orthopedics since 2003. Chris attended Wake Forest University, Winton-Salem, NC and graduated cum laude in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree. After obtaining his undergraduate degree he then attended Yale University School of Medicine’s Physician Associate Program in New Haven, CT and graduated in 1995.

 

Upon passing his national boards in 1995, Chris went to work for the Hughston Clinic, PC in Columbus, Georgia which at the time was the largest orthopedic group in Georgia. Chris worked with a traumatologist and reconstructive sports medicine surgeon and was involved with the teaching of new Orthopedic surgeons completing Fellowships in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

 

After 8 years in Georgia, Chris joined Dr. Scott Bowen in 2003. Chris is actively involved with all aspects of the practice and sees patients both in the office and the hospital, as well as operates with Dr. Bowen. Chris calls his move to Arkansas and OrthoSurgeons “the best professional move I have ever made”.

 

Chris has been married to his high school sweetheart, Janet, since 1995 and they have 2 daughters, Lauren Grace (2002) and Caroline (2004). In his spare time Chris works with the Harding Physician Assistant Program and enjoys marathon running, golf, and soccer with his girls. He is an active member of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock.

Madeline Richmond, PA-C

 

Madeline Richmond, PA-C joined Dr. Sam Moore’s practice specializing in treating arthritis and sports injuries, including surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder in the fall of 2017 after moving home to Arkansas from Alabama. 

 

Madeline is a Little Rock native who graduated from the University of Central Arkansas Honors College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  She worked as a medical scribe in the Emergency Department of Baptist Hospital, Little Rock for two years.  She continued her education at Mississippi College where she earned a Master of Science in Biology, Medical Science in 2014.  She went on to earn a Master of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies in 2016.  After graduation, she took a position at the Orthopedic Group in Mobile, Alabama working for two Orthopedic Surgeons as a PA in both inpatient and outpatient settings while assisting in surgery for total joints.  She relocated to Little Rock to be closer to her family. 

 

Madeline is currently board certified through the National Commission of Physician Assistants. 

 

Madeline lives in Little Rock.  In her free time, she enjoys running, cycling classes, and spending time with her close family and friends.  She is a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church.

Jordan Milam, PA-C

 

Jordan Milam, PA-C joined Dr. William Hefley’s team specializing in evaluation and treatment of injuries and illnesses of the shoulder, hip, and knee in January of 2019. She sees and evaluates patients in clinic, as well as assists in the operating room with arthroscopy, hip and knee arthroplasty, and minimally invasive procedures.

 

Jordan is originally from Fort Worth, TX and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Jordan worked as a scribe in the emergency room for two years prior to attending PA school at Harding University, where she graduated with a 4.0 with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in December of 2018.

 

Jordan is currently board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed through the Arkansas State Medical Board. She is an active member of the Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. 

 

Jordan had the opportunity to go to Guatemala for a medical mission trip during PA school and plans to start yearly short-term mission trips to provide medical care for people in need. She resides in Little Rock where she enjoys spending her free time outdoors hiking, biking, and boating as well as spending time with family and friends. She attends New Life Church.

Hannah Banning, PA-C

 

Hannah Banning, PA-C is a part of Dr. Paul Edward’s team and joined Bowen Hefley Orthopedics in 2020. She specializes in the treatment of hip and knee pain including total joint replacement and revisions for failed replacements. She is a very active part of patients’ care and sees patientsin the clinical setting as well as assists in the operating room.

Hannah was born and raised in Clarksville, Arkansas. She attended the University of Central Arkansas for undergraduate studies where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After college she worked as an oral surgery assistant for 2 years before attending theUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Hannah immediately joined Dr. Paul Edwards in practice after graduation in 2018.

Hannah is currently board certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) since 2018. She has been a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants. 

Hannah has been married to her high school sweetheart, Connor, for 4 years now. They reside in Little Rock with their two fur babies, Henry and Harley. In her free time she enjoys fitness, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

JoBeth Peace, PA-C

 

JoBeth Peace, PA-C joined Dr. Stewart’s team specializing in evaluation and treatment of the shoulder, hip, and knee in May of 2020. She is actively involved with all aspects of patient care and treats patients both in the clinic and the hospital, as well as operates with Dr. Stewart.

 

JoBeth is originally from Tennessee, but is no stranger to Arkansas. She attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where she earned her Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training and where she initially fell in love with orthopedic surgery. From there she went to PA school at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in surgery, she advanced to Duke University in North Carolina where she completed a highly competitive surgical residency. After graduation, she took a job back home in Jackson, Tennessee with Sports, Orthopedics, & Spine before eventually moving to Maumelle, Arkansas where she has been for the past 10 years. She brings a seasoned and versatile background having worked in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, urgent care, and dermatologic surgery.

 

She is currently board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed through the Arkansas State Medical Board. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

 

When she is not helping and advocating for her patients, her utmost priority is her family. She currently resides in Maumelle with her husband, Wade, and their two handsome boys and two adorable dogs. Health and fitness have always been a passion of hers and she enjoys running and working out with her family. In her personal time she loves to read and has a thirst for knowledge and is always up for learning new things. She is a believer and follower of Christ and attends New Life Church.

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