Special Announcement:

After 39 years of pediatric practice, Dr Denise Hendrickson will be retiring on November 14th.

Congratulations, Dr Denise!  We wish you well in your time of relaxation as you enjoy gardening, cooking, and playing with your granddaughters

Dr Jon, Dr Chris, and APN Ashley will continue to see Dr Denise's patients in our clinic.  Please call our office if you are a patient of Dr Denise and would like to be re-assigned to one of our other providers.

At Pediatric Partners, our skilled team of Fort Smith pediatricians offers comprehensive medical care for infants, children, and adolescents. Conveniently located in the heart of Fort Smith, our courteous and knowledgeable staff works hard from the first contact to make every visit to our office positive.

Whether it's your child's first visit to our Fort Smith office or just a routine well-child checkup, we strive to make sure you and your child are always comfortable and informed. We take the time to talk with parents to help you understand your child's needs, and we equip you with the knowledge necessary for promoting a lifetime of optimal health and wellness.

To help you get acquainted with our practice, we have provided the important information you need on our website. Please browse these pages to learn more about our skilled doctors, services, office details, commonly asked questions, new patient forms and even to request an appointment.

Our pediatricians in Fort Smith believe exceptional care is obtained when there is an ongoing relationship between the doctor and patient. We want to be lifelong partners in your child's health. We achieve this goal by listing to your questions and concerns and educating you on how to promote a healthy lifestyle for the entire family.

When you choose Pediatric Partners, you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, compassionate doctors who have dedicated their careers to child-focused health care. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns. Our Fort Smith pediatricians and nurturing staff look forward to meeting you and your family.

Meet Our Staff

  • Chris Schluterman, MD, FAAP

    Chris Schluterman, MD, FAAP is a Fort Smith native who moved 'back home'...

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  • Ashley Vaughan

    Ashley is originally from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and attended Arkansas Tech University for her BSN. She worked as an RN on the pediatric floor at Mercy Ft. Smith for almost 5 years then graduated with her Master’s from St. Louis University and joined Pediatric Partners in 2015.

  • Corey Arnold

    Corey is originally from Hartford, Arkansas, and now resides in Alma with her husband, Blake, and son, Luke.  Corey attended the University of Central Arkansas and graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  

Contact Us

At Pediatric Partners, we encourage you to contact us whenever you have a concern or question related to your care.

Please click here to access our Patient Portal to leave a message for the phone nurse, request a prescription or prescription refill, or make an appointment.

Our Location

7303 Rogers Avenue, Suite 201 Fort Smith, AR 72903

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Pediatric Partners


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


Clinic closed, but call our office 24 hours a day 7 days a week to speak to a pediatric nurse


Clinic closed, but call our office 24 hours a day 7 days a week to speak to a pediatric nurse

Monday - Friday:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Clinic closed, but call our office 24 hours a day 7 days a week to speak to a pediatric nurse