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OUR STORY

“It is not about what you leave for the children that counts, it’s what you leave in them.” This true depiction of what a legacy means to Dr. Kris and the staff members of KION Pediatrics sets the tone for the cornerstone of the practice.



At KION Pediatrics, it’s about connecting, passion, and service. There’s a synergy that is created between your family, your child and Dr. Kris and he is as passionate about your kids as he is about his own. The staff at KION are steadfast in the belief that service is the seed that is required to be planted in order to manifest the harvest of success. What better way of starting to change the health, mindset, and well-being of a generation, a nation, and of a world, than starting with our children - the leaders of our future.


We firmly believe that every child has a gift that is needed to advance the generations to come. If we can see to the wellness of a KION Kid, then we have realized our dream and played a small role in the advancement of our civilization. Dr. Kris has dedicated his life to achieving this and many more goals. We’d love to chat with you even if you are not yet a parent, or are expecting your very own blessing. You will soon come to realize, as many before you, that a KION Kid today will produce a healthy leader tomorrow.

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OUR MISSION

To Heal, Connect and Serve.

Goals and Objectives

  • To ensure a healthy transition from childhood to adulthood.
  • To achieve a state of complete physical, mental and social well being.
  • To enhance the quality of life of our future leaders.
  • To bridge the gap between good health and success.
  • To ensure that “going to the doctor” is a favored activity.
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OUR STAFF

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Dr. Kris Nwokeji

Physician

Dr. Kris Nwokeji

I’m excited about the chance to be in partnership with the parents and caregivers in the management and wellness of their children. Wellness to me means a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. As regarding sickness, I try to look outside the box when a patient comes through my doors. I consider your normal illness, but I also evaluate for the least likely situation and the worst-case scenario.

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Raquel Nwokeji

(Practice Manager)

Raquel Nwokeji (Practice Manager)

Kris is a great doctor. I don’t just say it because he’s my husband, but he is truly awesome at what he does.

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Becca Ward

(APRN)

Becca Ward (APRN)

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to find a place where my love for medicine, pediatrics, and community can unite, and I have found that at KION Pediatrics. As a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, I have the pleasure to champion children through every stage of development from infancy through young adulthood. There is such joy in becoming a resource for families through developmental milestones like learning to walk and talk to every sickness and broken bone! I love KION pediatrics because it allows me to instill health and hope to the sweetest population there is, our kids!

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Sarah Grace Domino

(APRN)

Sarah Grace Domino (APRN)

My dedication to KION Pediatrics is bar none. During Snowmegeddon 2021 I drove uphill to the clinic and spent the day living on fruit snacks and pouring my soul into the one patient that kept their appointment. I love my job and would do it again in a heartbeat to keep my #KIONkids healthy and #KIONstrong

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Haiden Chisnall

(APRN)

Haiden Chisnall (APRN)

There is never a boring day working at KION Pediatrics! From every wellness to sick visit, I love spending time with our patients and seeing them smiling as they enter and leave the clinic! As a Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner, it is so rewarding to be in the position to provide education and resources to set our #KIONkids up for success at such a young age.

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Kristen Luce

(APRN)

Kristen Luce (APRN)

Caring for children has always been a passion of mine. From my time as a NICU nurse caring for them at their earliest stage of life to being a Pediatric Nurse Practioner and getting to watch them grow on their journey to adulthood, I have loved it all. I feel privileged to be able to help them through any difficulties on their journey. At KION Pediatrics, I get to live my dream daily as I watch my kiddos grow, thrive, heal, and always leave smiling. I am blessed to work somewhere where the patient truly comes first and that is the mission of KION Pediatrics.

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Vieona Payne

(Director of Operations)

Vieona Payne (Director of Operations)

As my children are patients at KION Pediatrics, I always admired the team. Following Dr. Kris from Newport to Jonesboro and getting to meet their growing staff, I knew my children were lucky to be a part of such a great practice. After showing interest in wanting to be a part of an amazing team, I was offered a job as their Office Manager. Leaving a profession that I was comfortable with for over a decade was a bit scary, but IM POSITIVE I made the right decision! KION Pediatrics makes me look forward to coming to work each day! The doctor, nurse practitioners, staff, and patients make every day special. I strive to treat every child like the staff has always treated my own. I'm proud to be a part of the #KION FAMILY, personally and professionally!

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Shanna Wilcox

(Insurance Liaison)

Shanna Wilcox (Billing Specialist)

Working for KION Pediatric's has been an amazing career change for me! Dr. Kris has allowed me to grow as a professional and continues to help me reach my full potential. It's an honor to work as an insurance liaison for our wonderful patients.

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Chioma Nwokeji

(Compliance Manager)

Chioma Nwokeji (Compliance Manager)

It is an absolute pleasure to be working for KION pediatrics. A unique pediatric practice unparalleled. The vision and unconditional love Dr Kris and his team have for KION Kids is right up my street and i am excited to be part of this extraordinary journey

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Bridget Brickell

(LPN)

Bridget Brickell (LPN)

As a child, I knew I wanted to enter the medical profession almost as soon as I was able to understand the concept of medicine. Out of nursing school, it did not take me long to realize that my passion was pediatrics. I am a firm believer that in order to be happy and successful, you need to have a job that you love what you do. This ideology is what motivates me to thrive at KION. I take pride in everything I do here and look forward to caring for all KION kids now and in the future.

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Chelsea Jackson

(LPN)

Chelsea Jackson (LPN)

I never envisioned myself as a pediatric nurse, however since joining the KION team, I LOVE IT! The smiles on the kid's faces brightens my day! Everyone here has been so welcoming. I can honestly say I've found a job that I really enjoy. Working here gives me the opportunity to spend more time with my children!

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Jennifer Drew

(LPN)

Jennifer Drew (LPN)

I have worked as a clinic nurse for almost 15 years in family practice. I have to say that I have always enjoyed working with pediatric patients the most. In the short time I have worked at KION Pediatrics, I have grown to love and care about all of our KION kids. They all have a way of brightening my day and making me love my job! Dr. Kris and all of my co- workers have become like family to me and I hope they can become like family to you!

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Brittany Cunningham

(LPN, Newport)

Brittany Cunningham (LPN, Newport)

I have been a nurse for little over 9 years now and have worked the majority of that in pediatrics. I worked with Dr. Kris before KION and now I have the privilege of being part of the KION family! I love coming to work and seeing all the little kids and watching babies grow from infants to young men and women. All of the providers and staff at KION pediatrics are amazing and like family to me!

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Taelehs Nicholson

(LPN, Newport)

Taelehs Nicholson (LPN, Newport)

My main source of inspiration to become a nurse came from an innate desire to help people and care for them in times of need, but I never knew this would lead me to LOVE pediatrics. Working for KION combines my love for children (being I’m a mother of 3 beautiful children) and medicine into one role and has given me the capacity to make a difference in the lives of our patients with love, care, and affection. Here at KION we definitely live up to our mission and I’m so glad to work for a job that aligns with my values!

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Kaileb Thompson

(PCT/ Scribe)

Kaileb Thompson (PCT/ Scribe)

I have grown to love working for Dr. Kris here at KION pediatrics. The close feeling of family between the caregivers and the children we care for is what draws people back. The sheer excitement of a doctor visit from these kids on a daily basis makes it so easy to take pride in the work I do here. It is very humbling that so many parents trust us with the well-being of their children.

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Loren Long

(PCT)

Loren Long (PCT)

Hey everyone! My name is Loren and I am a PCT at KION Pediatrics. I have experience in dentistry and physical therapy. I have three children and one bonus baby that are my world. I am currently pursuing a career in Nursing and I look forward to seeing you all at our clinic. Thank you for trusting us with your children and welcome to the KION family!

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Briana Richards

(Front Desk Supervisor)

Briana Richards (Front Desk Supervisor)

Working at KION Pediatrics has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children, and getting to work with a team of staff and providers who truly love and care about everyone, makes it a wonderful place to work!

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Emma Farmer

(Receptionist/ Scribe)

Emma Farmer (Receptionist/ Scribe)

KION Pediatrics has allowed me to get my foot in the door and see what a fast-paced, pediatric clinic is all about. Not only does this experience help guide me on my journey through nursing school, but it allows me to see how professionalism, communication, and teamwork skills go hand-in-hand with the ability and desire to care for our community’s children. I am encouraged by this team of professionals that are so willing to go above and beyond their call of duty!

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Jazmine Graham

(Receptionist)

Jazmine Graham (Receptionist)

Having a job that you enjoy coming to is a plus! The children make me smile every day! The best part of my day is interacting with the children in the waiting rooms. I enjoy helping the parents with any questions and concerns. KION is my second home!

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Talia Rodriguez

(Receptionist)

Talia Rodriguez (Receptionist)

“Thank you for calling KION Pediatrics Jonesboro!”- That’s me

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Neida Martinez

(Receptionist, Newport)

Neida Martinez (Receptionist, Newport)

Being a part of the KION family has opened my eyes to so much that happens in our patients little lives that they deal with on a daily basis. We invest 100% of ourselves into our children, being our own or the ones that walk through our clinic. Being a first time mother myself, I’ve never felt more comfortable with asking questions or asking for advice for myself AND on behalf of our patients and parents. KION encourages engagement between patients and staff and we all bond in and out of the clinic. We strive to be the change we would like to see in the world.

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Chloe Payne

(Receptionist, Paragould)

Chloe Payne (Receptionist, Paragould)

Hello, I'm Chloe Payne. I'm KION Pediatrics' Receptionist for Paragould. I'm a 23-year-old girl mom, whose passion is to help babies become successful and thrive, this is why I love my position.