Meet our team at Pediatric Partners! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Pediatric Partners, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.

Jon Hendrickson, MD, FAAP

is originally from Overland Park, Kansas. He attended University of Kansas (Lawrence) and KU Medical School. He completed his pediatric residency at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where he served as chief resident. He has practiced pediatrics in Fort Smith since 1989. In 2004, Dr. Jon and Dr. Denise started Pediatric Partners. Dr Jon has been named to the list of "Best Doctors of America" since 1996. He has served as pediatric section chief at Mercy Hospital and currently serves on the hospital's board. His clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and general pediatrics. He enjoys running and is a member of Rotary Club. He and Dr. Denise also enjoy going on medical mission trips to Senegal, Africa.

Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Organizations: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Medical Society

 

Denise Hendrickson, MD, FAAP

is also a Kansas native, growing up in Hillsboro, KS. She attended Tabor College and the University of Kansas Medical School. She completed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Jon and Denise were married while in medical school and have practiced together since. They have two children and one granddaughter. Dr Denise's clinical interests include adolescent medicine and ADHD. Her other interests include cooking and gardening.

Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Organizations: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Medical Society

 

Chris Schluterman, MD, FAAP

is a Fort Smith native who moved "back home" and joined Pediatric Partners in 2007. He earned an undergraduate degree from Lyon College in Batesville, AR. He then attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed his pediatric residency at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is currently vice-chief of the pediatric section at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Chris is an avid Razorback fan and enjoys canoeing, fishing, and spending time with his wife (Kelly), daughter (Claire), and newest edition to the family (Ben). His clinical interests include general pediatrics, Reach Out and Read (early child literacy), and parental smoking cessation.

Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Organizations: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Medical Society