Only Board-Certified OB-GYN in Community
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) is proud to announce that Dr. Micah Wiegel has received his National Board Certification of Obstetrics and Gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This makes Dr. Wiegel the only Board-Certified OB-GYN available to patients within NARMC’s five county service area, including Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton and Searcy counties.
According to the American Board of Medical Specialties board certification plays a vital role in making sure physicians critically evaluate their practices, acquire new skills and adapt their practices to changing patient health needs. Board-certified OB-GYNs are also frequently called upon to assist other physicians with patient complications.
“We are very proud of Dr. Wiegel. He has taken an important step in his career, and this knowledge and skills will benefit our entire community,” NARMC President and CEO Vince Leist said. “This certification is completely voluntary and shows his commitment to his patients and his career.”
Dr. Wiegel earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arkansas Tech University and went on to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He joined the NARMC team in 2015. Shortly after starting with NARMC, Dr. Wiegel started his board certification process. In total, the certification is a three-year process that includes both a written and an oral exam. Board certification is a voluntary process and demonstrates a physician’s expertise in a particular specialty.
“I am very thankful for an organization that has encouraged me to take this next step to better serve our patients. It’s an honor to care for my patients during such a pivotal moment when they bring a new life into the world,” Dr. Wiegel said. “Most of all, I am thankful for my wife and the incredible support she gave me during this journey. Without her love and selflessness, all that I do would not be possible.”
Patients can see Dr. Wiegel before, during and after pregnancy depending on their need. As an OBGYN, he helps women with health issues ranging from birth control, child birth, menopause and everything in between. Dr. Wiegel can screen for cancer, treat infections and specializes in gynecological surgery. Dr. Wiegel was the recipient of the Outstanding MIS Resident Award from the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Wiegel practices at NARMC’s Family Medicine Clinic located at 724 North Spring Street in Harrison. To schedule an appointment, call 870-365-0850.
NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in Harrison, Arkansas, and 18 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than 850 NARMC employees work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-Star ratings from Healthgrades and consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A three-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.