About Our Practice

Premier Psychiatric Private Practice

Founded in 1969, the Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic (APC) is the largest psychiatric private practice in Arkansas. We maintain a highly qualified staff of experienced psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers and nurses that combined represent over 150 years of clinical experience. All of our providers have different areas of sub-specialization which allows us to provide each patient with the best possible treatment for their condition.


Our psychiatrists span multiple areas of expertise in mental health from child and adolescent problems like autism and ADHD to mood disorders like major depression, generalized anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Other conditions include PTSD, women’s issues, chemical dependency, and forensic/legal cases. As such, treatment options include a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, medication management, consultation/ liaison and different forms of therapy. Many of our physicians also have affiliations with nearby psychiatric hospitals in the case where inpatient hospitalization is necessary.

Our facility in West Little Rock is located in a private cul-de-sac, surrounded by trees and within a fair distance from other professional buildings. We value your privacy confidentiality, therefore signage is discrete with plenty of parking away from high traffic areas.

Our staff is professional and friendly, accommodating and timely. We value your time and thus keep wait time to the very minimum. Our providers and staff pride themselves in knowing most of our patients by name. It is this level of comfort and familiarity that makes patients feel most welcome here.

New Patients

New patients should arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment. To make the registration process easier, the new patient forms can be downloaded, printed and completed prior to the day of your first appointment. Or, you may complete the forms once you arrive. You should always bring a government issued form of identification, your insurance card and some form of payment in the case of co-pays.

Returning patients should arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment.

We value your time and that of all our clients. Therefore, our providers follow certain cancellation and no show policies to ensure that everyone is seen on time. If you need to reschedule your appointment or are running behind your scheduled time, please notify the staff as soon as possible. We understand that life happens which may alter your schedule. We will make accommodations when possible yet ask that you understand that you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

New Patient Forms

Financial Agreement Policy

All co-payments and deductibles are due at the time of service. No exceptions.

Please understand that financial responsibility for your bill rests with the individual and not an insurance company or government agency. Our office will call to verify your benefits, but all insurance companies issue a disclaimer that just because you have benefits does not guarantee payment. We will do our best to obtain the correct information, but you are ultimately responsible for all charges not covered by insurance.

You must call your insurance company to obtain authorization for your initial visit. We will not be able to see you without that information. We will file your claims for you.

Should your insurance change, it is your responsibility to notify our office before the next visit so we can verity eligibility and benefits prior to being seen by our providers. Remember to bring the new insurance card with you so we can make a copy for our records.


Appointments can be scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you must cancel an appointment, a 24-hour notice is necessary. To cancel an appointment, you may call a member of our staff Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You will be billed for missed appointments and late cancellations.

We understand that from time to time, you will need to call concerning medication, etc.

We strive to return every call we receive on a daily basis, but calls received after 3 p.m. may not be returned until the next day.

If you need to contact a physician or therapist after hours, call the Answerphone at 501-373-8221. The service will page the physician or therapist on call.

Our physicians have privileges at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock and The Bridgeway Hospital.



NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).

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Our providers represent a diverse group of specialists that are committed to putting the patient’s best interest first by using methods backed by a solid educational foundation while maintaining honesty, integrity, compassion and empathy.

Leigh Anne Bennett, M.D.
Leigh Anne Bennett, M.D.Medical Director, Psychiatrist
James O. Davis IV, M.D.
James O. Davis IV, M.D.Psychiatrist
Robert M. Jarvis, M.D.
Robert M. Jarvis, M.D.Psychiatrist
William J. Palmer, M.D.
William J. Palmer, M.D.Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Ivanjo Aldea, M.D.
Ivanjo Aldea, M.D.Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Richard C. Flanigin, M.D.
Richard C. Flanigin, M.D.Psychiatrist
Kimberly Sherrill, M.D.
Kimberly Sherrill, M.D.Psychiatrist
Christy Hillburn, LCSW
Christy Hillburn, LCSWClinical Social Worker
Sha Murphy, APRN
Sha Murphy, APRNLicensed Practitioner

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