Kristy C. Cowherd, MD

Family Practice


  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. 07/1994-05/1998. Graduated AOA.
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 08/1990-05/1994. Major in Biology. Minor in Chemistry. Member of Donaghey Scholars Program. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with 4.0 GPA.
  • Crossett High School. 08/1987-05/1990. Graduated as Valedictorian.


  • Honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians as on of the top 20 family practice residents in the nation at the 2000 Annual Scientific Assembly in Dallas, TX. (September 2000)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society member (1997-2000)
  • Dean’s Office of the College of Medicine Scholarships recipient (“designed to reward humanitarian public service as demonstrated by superior awareness of, and accomplishments in, community and civic activities”) (1997-98 and 1996-97)
  • Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians’ H.W. Thomas, M.D. Scholarship recipient (1997-98)
  • Nicholas J. Pisacano, M.D. Memorial Foundation Scholarship nominee (rewards “students who demonstrate the highest levels of commitment to Family Practice, scholarship, leadership, character, interpersonal skills, and community service”) (1997)
  • Leah J. Dickstein, M.D. Award nominee (1997)
  • Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians Scholarship recipient (1996-97)
  • Barton Scholarship recipient (1996-97)
  • Outstanding Scholastic Non-cognitive Performance Form submitted by Dr. Jay Menna, Assist. Dean (1996)
  • Arkansas Medical Society Alliance American Medical Association Education and Research Fund Scholarship recipient (1995-96)
  • AmeriCorps Representative & Session Presenter at the 1995 National Health Service Corps meeting in Washington D.C. (Summer 1995)


  • Family Practice. Special interest in women’s health, pediatrics, geriatrics and preventative medicine.

Job Experience

  • Cowherd Family Medical Center, PA – FP Physician – Heber Springs, AR – 07/2003-present
  • Bivins Family Medicine – FP Physician – Heber Springs, AR – 07/2001-07/2003
  • Family Practice Residency at AHEC – Pine Bluff, AR – 07/1998-05/2001
  • Gresham and Walsh Family Clinic – Crossett, AR – Moonlighting 08/1998-04/2000
  • Jefferson Comprehensive Care – Pine Bluff, AR – Moonlighting 05/2000-05/2001
  • Rison Family Clinic – Rison, AR – Moonlighting 09/2000-05/2001
  • Altheimer Family Clinic – Altheimer, AR – Moonlighting 09/2000-05/2001