WRMC Announces New Provider, Clinic

(Batesville, Ark.) – Gary L. Bebow, Administrator/CEO of White River Medical Center (WRMC), is pleased to welcome Dr. Russell DiPonio, Internal Medicine physician, to Batesville. Dr. DiPonio is seeing patients at WRMC’s newest clinic, WRMC Family Practice Clinic-White Drive, located at 1301 White Drive in Batesville, formerly the office of Dr. Lackey Moody.

Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults of all ages. His scope of practice ranges from primary care to complex chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and congestive heart failure.

Dr. DiPonio received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Dominica School of Medicine (currently Ross University School of Medicine) in Portsmouth, Dominica in the British West Indies. He completed Residency in Internal Medicine at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Michigan. He also has a degree in Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy.

“Dr. DiPonio has been in practice for 33 years. He is very experienced in his specialty, and we are confident he will serve our community well,” said Bebow.

Dr. DiPonio and his wife, Mary, have been married for 25 years and have three grown children.

“I appreciate the opportunity to practice in Batesville,” said Dr. DiPonio. “Dr. Moody was a trusted provider the families he cared for and I welcome the opportunity to provide the same level of service to patients in the Batesville area.  My nurse, Lanae, and I are proud to be working alongside the same team who worked for Dr. Moody.” 

To reach Dr. DiPonio, call (870) 793-6887. For more information about Dr. DiPonio, visit whiteriverhealthsystem.com.