Established in 2003, Infectious Disease Specialists of NWA is the only infectious disease medical practice in the Northwest Arkansas community. We specialize in all aspects of infectious diseases, including bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. Over the years, we've developed an unprecedented level of care with three exceptional American board-certified infectious disease doctors and two nurse practitioners who serve all of the hospitals across Northwest Arkansas.
Our physicians are loved by patients and respected by local physicians and surgeons. We operate with a philosophy of treating each patient as an individual, addressing their concerns through proper research and examination, effective and accurate diagnosis, proper treatments, early prevention, and up-to-date education. We constantly strive to improve the health and quality of life of our patients, decrease the duration of illness, and create more positive outcomes.
Born in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Hennigan grew up on a farm in rural Northwest Louisiana. He earned his Bachelor's degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Languages and Communication at LSU in Shreveport. While there, he was given the Academic Award for Foreign Languages. He attended LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during his third year of medical school. He was awarded the Upjohn Award for Academic Achievement, and also earned the Hargrove Memorial Award for having the highest grade point average in Internal Medicine. He received his internal medicine training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center from 1988-1991. After a year of practice in Internal Medicine in rural West Virginia, he pursued his Infectious Disease fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He began his infectious disease practice in Northwest Arkansas in 1994 and was the first infectious diseases specialist to practice in this area. He enjoys mindfulness meditation, reading, and playing guitar.
Dr. Young is a board-certified infectious disease specialist and graduate of the University of Arkansas. Trained at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, this is where Dr. Young completed his internship, residency, and Infectious Diseases Fellowship. As a member of Infectious Disease Specialists of NWA, Dr. Young provides comprehensive infectious disease services including inpatient and outpatient consultation, travel medicine, and outpatient antibiotic therapy. Dr. Young enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He loves the outdoors and physical exercise of any type. He is active in his church and within his community. He loves people and especially residents of Northwest Arkansas.
Dr. Ebers graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical
School in 2012. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the
University of Virginia in 2015. He also completed his Infectious Disease
Fellowship at the University of Virginia in 2018. He has been practicing in
Northwest Arkansas since 2018. He and his wife have three children. When not at the hospital, Dr. Ebers enjoys reading, grilling, hiking, and doing outdoor activities with his family.
Maggie is a 2018 graduate of The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Certified Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She's a former ICU Nurse, working from 2002 through 2013. Maggie earned her BSN Degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 2002. She moved to the Northwest Arkansas area in 2005 and has been employed with Infectious Disease Specialists of NWA since January of 2013 working side by side with Dr. Hennigan. Maggie is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Rho. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and camping and hiking the Natural State.
Miranda is a native of Northwest Arkansas. She grew up in Springdale and has been in nursing since 2009. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas in 2015. She is a certified nurse practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been working in the infectious disease specialty since becoming a nurse practitioner in 2015. She enjoys caring for patients and customizing treatment plans to meet their needs. Miranda and her husband live in Springdale. She is a proud dog-mom to her Shar-Peis Elvis and Presley. She enjoys cars, auto sports, and being with her friends and family.
Many infectious diseases have similar symptoms. Our infectious disease doctors are trained to perform and read tests that can identify the cause of an illness more precisely.
Our infectious disease doctors have the expertise to treat people with an antibiotic-resistant infection — an increasingly common issue that can complicate recovery.
A high fever can predict a serious infection. A high and ongoing fever could also indicate an infection related to a weakened immune system that needs special treatment.
Our infectious disease specialists provide long-term care to people with diseases that are lifelong or last for more than one year. Chronic infectious diseases can be deadly or limit daily life without ongoing care.