Paragould Pediatrics, PLLC4000 Linwood DrParagouldAR 72450, USA | Phone 870-236-7337 | Fax 870-236-7332

About the Pediatric Team

Meet Dr. Wenger:


​Dr. Kristi Wenger was born in Florida & moved to Arkansas when she was 4 years old.  She attended Kindergarten in Little Rock before her family moved to White Hall (south of Pine Bluff). She graduated from White Hall High School in 1991 with no intention of becoming a doctor.  She went to college to follow in her father & grandfather’s footsteps and become an engineer.


After her junior year of college, she spent the summer at UAMS (Little Rock) working in a research lab dissecting human arms for the Orthopedics department.  It was then that she realized a laboratory job didn’t fit her personality & she began the medical school application process.  She graduated Cum Laude from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia with a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering with specialization in Biomedical. Dr. Wenger graduated from UAMS in 2000.  She completed her internship & residency training from Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 2003.  Dr. Wenger is board certified in Pediatrics.


Dr. Wenger is on staff at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.  She is a member of the Arkansas Medial Society & a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Kristina Wenger, MD & Latoya Coward, APRN

Welcome to the New Paragould Pediatrics website.

Who We Are


​At  Paragould Pediatrics, PLLC, we provide personal, friendly service in a fun and caring environment for children of all ages.  We have one Board Certified Doctor in Pediatrics and a Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse to take excellent care of your child. Both providers are supported by an enthusiastic assisting staff.

Meet Mrs. Latoya


​Latoya Coward, APRN is an Arkansas native.  She first became interested in nursing and medicine after participating in a MASH program during high school.


​Latoya did her undergraduate preparation for nursing at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Nursing. She also obtained her Masters Degree of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She did her training in family medicine and pediatrics in multiple locations across northeast Arkansas. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in family medicine.


​Latoya is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has practiced in pediatrics since November 2012. She is also a member of the Junior Auxiliary of Paragould.