Psychiatrist moves practice from New Zealand to Conway
CONWAY-(April 2011)-Annette Anderson, MD, a geriatric psychiatrist, has joined the Conway Regional Senior Evaluation and Counseling Center. Dr. Anderson is accepting new outpatients at the center, which evaluates and treats senior adults for mental illness, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Dr. Anderson says she chose to become a physician after volunteering as an assistant at a small community clinic in Beacon, NY as part of the AmeriCorps program. She achieved her medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration/University of Minnesota. She then practiced as a locum tenens physician in New Zealand for 15 months prior to returning with her husband to Central Arkansas.
A native of Little Rock, Dr. Anderson said she is happy to return to Central Arkansas. “I love working with elders and their families. They have such a wealth of history, experience and knowledge,” she said, adding “the Senior Evaluation and Counseling Center is a perfect fit, and I am glad to have the support of Dr. Karen Young and the Transitional Care Center at Conway Regional.”
To learn more about Dr. Anderson, call 501-932-0480.