Baptist Health recently opened a primary care clinic in Fort Smith that aims to help eliminate language barriers for Spanish-speaking residents seeking healthcare services in the River Valley.
Wilson Cruz, MD, is now accepting new patients at Baptist Health La Clínica del Pueblo, located at 4700 Kelley Highway, Suite B. While the clinic is open to anyone, Cruz and his staff are all able to speak both English and Spanish in hopes of eliminating the communication issues patients often have, and will also allow the patient to speak directly to their healthcare providers instead of depending on a family member to translate.
“Being able to speak to patients in their own language makes it easier to help them understand the issues with their health and what they need to do,” said Cruz.
Baptist Health La Clínica del Pueblo is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Same-day appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.