Mercy Fort Smith Adds Neurohospitalists, Expands Care for Hospitalized Patients

FORT SMITH - Mercy Fort Smith has expanded the care it provides for patients suffering from a variety of neurological disorders, thanks to the addition of two new physicians.

Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy joined Mercy to help provide care every day of the year for patients who are hospitalized for treatment of neurological disorders. The addition of the neurohospitalists at Mercy Fort Smith allows the hospital to care for more patients dealing with neurological issues, including:

  • stroke
  • seizures
  • headaches
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome
  • myasthenia gravis autoimmune disorder

Patients will benefit from this team's expert levels of care and spend less time in the hospital, Geib continued.

Providing expanded neurological care in the River Valley means patients can be treated closer to home, Dr. Reddy explained.

Dr. Reddy completed a residency and stroke fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston, earned a master's degree in public health at the UT School of Public Health in Houston and graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical School in India.

For Dr. Reddy, who joined Mercy in July 2020, the decision to focus on neurology came from an experience within his own family.

Similarly, a growing number of patients in need of neurological care influenced Dr. Didion to enter the field. Dr. Didion joined Mercy in September 2021.

Dr. Didion earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Lyon College and his doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.