624 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home AR 72653
870.508.1000

State-of-the-Art Heartcare, Right Here at Home

At Baxter Regional Heart Clinic, Dr. Louis Elkins and his experienced staff provide adult cardiac, thoracic and vascular care right here in Mountain Home.

Thanks to our pioneering physician, area residents and visitors need not travel far from home to receive complete cardiac care.

Louis W. Elkins, M.D.

Dr. Elkins graduated from the University of Arkansas and received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1986. Dr. Elkins is Board Certified in general and thoracic surgery. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center.

Dr. Elkins completed fellowships in adult cardiothoracic and pediatric congenital surgery at Boston Medical Center, in pediatric congenital surgery at Boston Children's Hospital and in thoracic surgery at the Lacey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.

Dr. Elkins resides in the Mountain Home with his wife Terrie and their daughter Emili.

Kathleen Prinner, APRN

Kathy Prinner, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, NE is our Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who works closely with Dr. Louis Elkins to coordinate the care of our patients. Kathy earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1994) at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois; as well as a Master of Science in Nursing (2010) and post-Master's certificate in Nursing Education (2011) from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro. In addition, she is board certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her 20 years of nursing experience in the specialties of acute, intensive, and cardiac care along with her knowledge as a nurse educator have prepared her to answer patient questions and advocate for their needs, ensuring excellent patient outcomes.





Sandra Mackey, CST/CSFA

Sandra Mackey is Dr. Elkins' certified Surgical First Assistant in cardiovascular surgery. Sandra helped start the heart program at BRMC in 1998 and joined Dr. Elkins’ private practice in 2006. Sandra has been certified in Endoscopic Vein Harvesting since July, 2009 and has extensive training in cardiovascular surgery as well as 32 years of operating room experience.