North Central Arkansas Pain Management
Our Experts Can Help Control Your Pain
Ronald Tilley, MD; Niger Stice, PA-C; Ryan Krafft, DO; Stephanie Smith,
APRN; Doug Chatman, MD
Interventional Pain Management Staff
Ira D. Chatman, MD
Dr. Doug Chatman received his medical training in Anesthesiology/Pain
Management at The University of Missouri and Kansas prior to becoming
one of the founding members of Baxter Regional Medical Center's Anesthesiology
department. He has lived and practiced anesthesiology/pain management
for over 25 years in Mountain Home. Dr. Chatman is an active member of
the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Baxter Medical Society, American
Society of Pain Management, American Society of Addiction Medicine, American
Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology (founding member), Alaska Medical
Society and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management.
Dr. Chatman is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management and
Ryan Krafft, DO
Dr. Krafft is a graduate of Michigan State University Osteopathic Medical
School. He completed an internship at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Toledo,
Ohio, a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University
of Toledo Medical Center and a pain medicine fellowship at Indiana University,
Indianapolis. Double board certified in physical medicine/rehabilitation
and pain medicine, Dr. Krafft’s training was focused on interventional
procedures, specifically spinal neuromodulation and minimally invasive
surgeries, as well as cancer pain.
Dr. Krafft relocated to the Twin Lakes area in 2016 from Columbia, South
Carolina. He and his wife, Sara, are active outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy
all our area has to offer.
Ronald Tilley, MD
Dr. Ronald Tilley is a Mountain Home native and a graduate of MHHS. He
received his medical degree and training in Anesthesiology/Pain Management
at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Prior
to returning to Mountain Home, Dr. Tilley established and built Searcy
Arkansas' only Interventional Pain Management clinic and is now bringing
that experience to establish a clinic that can help the pain management
void in northern Arkansas. Dr. Tilley is an active member in the American
Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, American Society
of Interventional Pain Physicians and Arkansas Medical Society. Dr. Tilley
is board eligible in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
Stephanie Smith, APRN
Information coming soon.
Niger Stice, PA-C
Niger Stice received her medical education at South College in Knoxville,
Tennessee where she earned a Master's degree in Health Science as
a Physician Assistant. She completed clinical rotations at Fort Sanders
Regional Medical Center in Knoxville and Baxter Regional Medical Center.
Prior to her medical degree, Niger earned a Bachelor's degree double
majoring in Biology and Chemistry and a Master's degree in Biochemistry
at Middle Tennessee State University where she also competed in NCAA division
I tennis. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician
Assistants and the Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants. In her spare
time, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family.