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Alleviant Health Centers – Jonesboro

1150 E. Matthews Ave, Suite 1B
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Free Consultation (870) 277-0946 alleviant.com

Opening hours

Sunday
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am
5:00 pm
During major holidays hours may vary. Please contact the practice for current availability.

Payments Accepted

Cash, Check, Credit Cards, In Office Finance

Insurance Accepted

We accept cash, checks, credit cards, Advance Care Credit and we do in house financing. We accept all major insurances.

Ambetter
Aetna MCR
Aetna
Allwell
AR Total Care
AR BCBS
BCBS HMO Baptist
BCBS Federal
Baptist Health Physician Partners
Cigna
GEHA
Health Advantage
Magellan Health
Medicare
Medicaid
Medipak Advantage
Mercy Behavioral Health
Municpal Health
Optum Medicare
Optum-United Healthcare
Qualchoice
Wellcare

Medical Staff

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Alicia Baros, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC

Director of Nursing View Bio
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Alicia Baros, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC

Director of Nursing
Education

Dr. Alicia Baros has joined Alleviant Health Centers as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned a doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in research addiction medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina where she was appointed Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. During her post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Baros completed an associate degree in Nursing to aide in her research. As she began applying theory to practice, she went on to complete a master’s degree in Nursing at the University of South Alabama and currently is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Baros refined her clinical practice collaborating with the prestigious psychiatrists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she served as an Advanced Practice Partner and Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry providing clinical services in the psychiatric inpatient units and outpatient clinic.

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Brian Mears, CRNA

Founder, President & CEO View Bio
Brian Mears, CRNA headshot

Brian Mears, CRNA

Founder, President & CEO
Education

Brian has been practicing since 1997 with extensive experience in both academic and private practice settings. He has served in the United States Army Reserves for 22 years and is a veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom Sentinel. He devotes his life to improving access to mental health providers, shortening appointment wait times, improving treatment protocols with a focus on integrative & holistic care, and improving quality of life for all those suffering with mental illness and chronic pain. He believes it is his responsibility to make the world a better place by improving the lives of others, and built Alleviant for this reason. Patient centered care is his mantra, as Brian believes that every business decision should begin with the question, “How will this benefit our patients?”

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Paula Lee

Administrative Assistant View Bio
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Paula Lee

Administrative Assistant
Education

Paula Lee has been in office management and executive support in Arkansas’ healthcare industry for over 40 years. She has served as the Executive Assistant to the Regional Vice President of a publicly traded, healthcare company with oversight of eleven (11) hospitals; the Executive Assistant for the Senior Vice President of an Arkansas healthcare company with oversight of four (4) states; and the administrator for the President of an Arkansas healthcare company. Prior to coming to Alleviant, Paula served as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the Arkansas division of a Texas-based long-term acute care facility. Born and raised in Central Arkansas, Paula enjoys traveling, Caribbean cruising, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

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Mike Mayo

Chief Operating Officer View Bio
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Mike Mayo

Chief Operating Officer
Education

Combining years of experience managing operations in various fields, Mike Mayo serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Alleviant Health Centers. Mike earned his Bachelors of Science from John Brown University in Organizational Management. He has worked in the automotive, aerospace, and retail manufacturing fields. His two most recent positions were as a Production Manager at Surepull Towing (2000-2004) and at Kohlar (2004-2017). Mike is excited to leverage his talent and experience in the field of healthcare. He enjoys being part of a team of people dedicated to seeing the lives of patients transformed, offering hope and healing to many suffering from chronic pain and mood disorders. Outside of work, Mike invests time in his wonderful family. He has been married for 28 years and has two sons. He and his wife are business owners, running one of Little Rock’s most successful and well-loved pageant dress shops. He also owns a 60-acre cattle farm and loves every minute of being outside while he tends to the cattle and manages his property.

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Mary Grace Capagal

Healthcare Virtual Assistant View Bio
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Mary Grace Capagal

Healthcare Virtual Assistant
Education

Mary Grace is a competent and professional team member from the Philippines. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Southville International School and Colleges. In addition to her academic background, she has extensive experience in the healthcare and customer service industry. She has equipped herself to become the best and always strives to achieve quality results in her tasks. She is excited to work at Alleviant where she will put her skills and knowledge into practice.

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Martin Reyes

Healthcare Virtual Assistant View Bio
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Martin Reyes

Healthcare Virtual Assistant
Education

Martin is a Health Care Virtual Assistant from the Philippines. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from San Beda University. He has worked for a covid testing facility based in the United States and has experience in medical data collection and charting. He is a dependable person who is always energetic and is great at time management. He is reliable, hard-working, and passionate. He has the necessary skills to render the highest quality of service. He has the ability to adapt and learn and is also able to handle multiple tasks on a daily basis. He is grateful for the opportunity to work at Alleviant Health Centers because he believes that the company can change lives and make a difference by giving the highest quality of care.

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Meredith Meadows

Regional Manager View Bio
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Meredith Meadows

Regional Manager
Education

A native of Rome, GA, Meredith graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a Bachelor’s in journalism, emphasis on advertising. Her professional career started out in pharmaceutical sales until in 2011 Meredith joined Springwoods Behavioral Health. There, she spent 10 years as a Community Relations Manager for Springwoods. Meredith is excited to be joining Alleviant as a Regional Manager for Northwest Arkansas due to the emphasis Alleviant places on treating the whole person and the mentality that mental health is health. “I am looking forward to helping meet the needs of our community, “says Meredith. In her spare time, Meredith likes to enjoy the lake with her family and her two dogs, Poppy and Cooper, reading, running, playing with her niece, and spending time with her significant other, Neil.

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Ninez Balmadrid

Healthcare Virtual Assistant View Bio
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Ninez Balmadrid

Healthcare Virtual Assistant
Education

Ninez Balmadrid is a talented and professional Alleviant team member located in the Philippines. She is a licensed nurse with a Masters’s degree in nursing from Bicol University. Ninez has practiced her profession in different settings, including hospital facilities and community health centers. She also worked as a clinical instructor and handled major nursing courses for 11 years. She is keen on details and takes pride in a job well done. She is excited to work as a healthcare virtual assistant at Alleviant Health Centers because she believes that as the nursing profession continues to evolve, outstanding client care can be provided even across long distances.

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Sheena Fiesta

Healthcare Virtual Assistant View Bio
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Sheena Fiesta

Healthcare Virtual Assistant
Education

Sheena is a Health Care Virtual Assistant from the Philippines. She is a graduate of Far Eastern University and had worked in the Middle East and the Philippines as a licensed nurse. Aside from working in the clinical field, she is also experienced working with a US-based insurance company and recently worked as a Utilization reviewer for accident-type medical claims. She takes pride in her work and understands the value of teamwork and hard work. She is excited to work with Alleviant and provide her services to the company and the community it serves.

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Kem Sperry

Healthcare Virtual Assistant View Bio
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Kem Sperry

Healthcare Virtual Assistant
Education

Kem Sperry has joined Alleviant Health Centers as a Healthcare Virtual Assistant based in the Philippines. He earned his nursing degree at La Salle University in Ozamiz City, Philippines and has been a registered nurse since 2008. His diligence and competence as a professional in both clinical and administrative work led him to recent experience as a medical authorization coordinator at a leading health insurance company team in the Middle East. Kem is known for his positive attitude and ravishing smile, embracing every situation as an opportunity to grow and learn, even in difficult or challenging situations.

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Lisa Farquharson

Patient Support Specialist View Bio
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Lisa Farquharson

Patient Support Specialist
Education

Lisa Farquharson comes to Alleviant Health Centers with more than 24 years of experience working in healthcare. Lisa’s office experience has allowed her to work efficiently with patients and doctors with the understanding and importance to make sure each patient is treated with the utmost respect through their most needed times. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 adult kids, and her three dogs. In her spare time, you can catch Lisa at the beach, watching her favorite football team The Arkansas Razorbacks, or shopping.

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Terry Rogers

Controller View Bio
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Terry Rogers

Controller
Education

Terry, a Certified Public Accountant, serves as the Controller for Alleviant Health Centers. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Henderson State University. Terry has over 10 years of experience practicing in public accounting providing tax, audit, and consulting services. Terry also has extensive experience serving in both private and public companies as one of their principal (CFO/Controller) accounting professionals including the mental healthcare field. Terry states, “The level of passion I have experienced in working with the management team at Alleviant is phenomenal!” He is looking forward to leveraging his experience in accounting and management to enable Alleviant to make life-altering positive changes for patients in need of solutions for mood disorders. Terry is a lifelong resident of Arkansas and lives with his three sons. In his spare time, he enjoys refereeing soccer and diving.

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Alesha Cronk

Clinical Operations Supervisor View Bio
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Alesha Cronk

Clinical Operations Supervisor
Education

Alesha has a General Studies Associate of Medical Sciences Degree and has worked in the medical profession for nearly ten years. Most of her time has been spent in orthopedic ambulatory surgery where she began her career as a scheduler. She then cross-trained in financial counseling, front desk operations, and then moved into accounts receivable and billing. She has assisted in all areas of a medical billing office. “I am excited to be a part of the Alleviant team and to watch the growth and awareness we are able to bring to mental health.” In her free time, Alesha, her husband, and four kids enjoy fishing, hunting, and racing.

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Brian Rader

Chief Strategy Officer View Bio
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Brian Rader

Chief Strategy Officer
Education

Brian Rader began his journey in International Business and Sales through receiving several degrees from the University of Central Arkansas. He holds undergraduate degrees in Marketing and International Trade and a Masters of International Business Administration. Brian has been in the medical field throughout most of his 16-year sales career. In the U.S. he worked as a Territory Representative and Manager for eMed and Verathon, selling both consumable products and capital equipment. More recently, he worked at Nanova doing business development. He has a wide range of experience in international business settings, covering territories in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Brian is an Arkansas native. He and his wife, Jenn, love spending time with their three children, traveling and being outside when time permits.

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Kristi Wright

Director of Clinical Operations View Bio

Kristi Wright

Director of Clinical Operations
Education

Kristi has a degree in Health Information Management and comes Alleviant with nearly 20 years of experience in day-to-day operations of practice management and ambulatory surgery. She has managed credentialing, front desk operations, admissions, insurance payor networks pre-certifications and authorizations, financial counselors, schedulers, accounts receivable and collections, claims and coding. Kristi also has experience in quality compliance and performance improvement, as well as starting and developing new clinics. She is very excited to be working in this field and looks forward to contributing to the Alleviant team. “I feel as though I am going to learn a great deal from all the professionals at Alleviant, and this will be a great blessing in many ways. I am passionate about the mental health industry and look forward to working with Alleviant to better this process for our patients and their care,” she said. Kristi is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and has three wonderful children. She spends a lot of her summertime on the lakes in Hot Springs and enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and artwork.

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