WRMC Hospital Medicine Program Welcomes Anil Kumar, M.D.


Anil Kumar, M.D., Internal MedicineBatesville, Ark.— Gary Bebow, CEO/Administrator at White River Medical Center (WRMC) is proud to announce the addition of Anil Kumar, MD, to the Medical Staff. Kumar joins WRMC as a Hospitalist specializing in Internal Medicine.

The Hospital Medicine Program, under the direction of Nathan McLaughlin, M.D., is a team of Internal Medicine physicians who provide care and/or consultation to patients hospitalized at WRMC.  Hospitalists work exclusively in the hospital caring for patients who do not have a primary care physician or for physicians that choose not to maintain a hospital practice. They actively oversee diagnostic tests, treatments, and other aspects of patient care and work closely with patients, family members, primary care physicians, other specialists and other departments of the hospital.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kumar to our staff,” said Bebow. “He will make a great addition to our team of qualified Hospitalists.”

Kumar attended medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he received Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. He completed his Residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, New York.

Kumar has worked as a Junior Resident Physician at AIIMS in a number of specialties. He was also a Community Physician and Medical Team Leader at All India Life Line Society in New Delhi, India where he led a team of nurses, paramedics, and pharmacists through the underprivileged areas of New Delhi to provide preventative and primary care. Additionally, he served as a Medical Research Officer at the Indian Coalition for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders in New Delhi, where he worked on education aimed at eliminating iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) from all 28 states of India. Deficiency of iodine is a major public health problem in India due to the lack of iodized salts in foods.

“I look forward to practicing at WRMC,” said Kumar. “I’ve met some of the warmest people here. Within a few minutes of talking, I felt an immediate connection with several people— a feeling that was rare in other big cities I’ve worked at.”

Kumar and his wife, Wenya Lee, currently reside in Batesville.

WRMC is a 235-bed regional referral center and the flagship facility of White River Health System (WRHS). WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas.  The system includes hospitals, outpatient facilities, primary care and specialty physician office practices.  White River Health System is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.