About us

Learn more About Us – Our Team – at Ortho Arkansas Speciality Orthopaedics serving Little Rock, AR. Schedule a visit with us today!In addition to the extensive support staff at OrthoArkansas, our team consists of physician, physician assistant and medical assistant.

Our team includes experienced and skilled physician assistant, Ms. Donna K Barron MS, PA-C, who has worked side by side with me for 12 years and greatly elevates the level of care and expertise of our team.

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Donna K. Barron, PA-C

Donna K. Barron, PA-C is a certified physician assistant who completed her masters of medical science in the PA program at St. Louis University. Her advanced training as a mid-level provider enhances the depth of knowledge, flow of communication and quality of patient care in the clinic. She also assists in surgery and with pre-op and post-op care. Donna and Dr. Newbern work closely together in diagnosing and managing problems of the hip and knee.

Sharika Newton

Nurse Sharika Newton, LPN

Nurse Sharika Newton, LPN (soon to be RN) skillfully and compassionately rounds out our team with a fountain of information and caring for our patients.

What People Say About Us!

Wonderful staff and physicians. I received a thorough explanation from the physician I saw as to what was wrong and how to correct it without any surgical invasion. That is much appreciated.

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Our patients benefit from the St. Vincent Joint Replacement Program and Joint Academy Class that has continued to evolve and improve over these past 16 years. We strive to incorporate every proven technology and enhancement to provide the safest, most successful joint replacement, free from complications.

I am proud to introduce you to our new, combined and more extensive practice as we have now merged Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and OrthoArkansas, two of the oldest, most respected and most experienced groups of orthopedic surgeons in the state.


I am excited to welcome you to our new and state of the art facilities of our new offices.

Our Midtown Branch opened late March 2018 at the intersection of I-630 and Fairpark in Little Rock.

Our new North Little Rock Branch opened mid-February 2018 at 3480 Landers Road (behind Dave’s Burgers).


Professional Memberships:

  • Board Certified by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Pulaski County Medical Society


Hospital Affiliation’s:

  • St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Little Rock
  • Baptist Medical Center, Spring Hill/North Little Rock (consulting)
  • Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock (consulting)

Schedule An Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment with OrthoArkansas call us today at 501-500-3500 or fill out an online contact form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

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