Northwest Health System hires four doctors

Dr. Philip Cedeno, a board certified general surgeon, recently joined the medical staff of Northwest Health System, practicing at Northwest Arkansas Surgical Clinic, P.A. in Springdale.

The clinic is located at 724 Deaver St., and Cendeno is accepting new patients. Cedeno comes to Northwest Arkansas from Southeast Kansas Surgical Group, PA where he has been in private practice since 1997. Prior to that, he was in private practice at The Surgicenter in Pratt, Kansas.

He received his medical education at University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City and completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Drs. James Baker and Stuart Benson have also joined the staff of Northwest Health System practicing at Northwest Medical Plaza at Sugar Creek located at 1102 W Loews Ave., Suite 2 in Bentonville.

Baker received his medical education at Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tulsa Regional Medical Center.

He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internist. Baker is also a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Benson received his medical education at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Benson is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internist.

Dr. Teresa Gatton and family medicine physician has recently joined the medical staff of Northwest Health System, practicing at Northwest Family – Pea Ridge located at 189 Townsend Way.

Dr. Gatton comes to Northwest Arkansas from Joplin, Mo. where she has been an urgent care physician for the past two years. She has been in family practice for several years and her main clinical interests are workers’ compensation, women’s health and weight loss.

Gatton received her medical degree at the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City and completed her residency training at Park Lane Medical Center.

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She received her undergraduate education at Park College in Missouri.

“We are excited to have Drs. Cedeno, Gatton, Benson and Baker as a new members of our medical staff,” said Dan McKay, CEO of Northwest Health System said. “They each bring talent and capabilities to serve the growing needs of our community.”

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