Our Staff

We believe that a pediatric office, its staff and providers should feel like family. Take a few minutes and get to know our doctors and staff a little better.

Meet Dr. Savage

Dr. Savage was born just outside of Minden, Louisiana and spent the majority of his early childhood in the back of his father’s pharmacy. His family moved to Heber Springs, Arkansas when he was eight, and this is where he graduated from high school and as previously mentioned, met his wife, Mindy. Dr. Savage obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He joined the Army just before starting medical school (and just before September 11th), accepting a scholarship to help pay for his medical school training. Dr. Savage completed residency training while on active duty at the San Antonio Military Pediatric Consortium and was then assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana where he served as a general pediatrician, caring for the children of soldiers stationed there. While at Fort Polk, Dr. Savage deployed to Iraq where he served as physician for the 3rd Squadron, 1st US Calvary Regiment.

Dr. Savage and his family have called Northwest Arkansas home since the summer of 2012.

Dr. Savage and Mindy have been married for 17 years. They have three children: Abby 12, and twins Emma and Hayden, 9. They have two chocolate labs, Max and Lefty, and one cat, Whiskers. Dr. Savage enjoys hunting, fishing (especially fly fishing), woodworking, spending time with family, grilling, drum corps, and music on vinyl records. Dr. Savage and his family are members of First Baptist Church Bentonville.

Meet Dr. Tate

Dr. Tate is a native of Pensacola, Florida and was raised as the second of five children for Harold and Lynna McGhee in rural Alabama. She is a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of south Alabama.

After high school, she attended the University of Alabama spending summers in programs at the University of Oklahoma, and Yale University medical school as well as a patient care assistant for pediatrics at the University of Alabama’s Capstone clinic. She earned her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2005 spending summers in pediatric rheumatology research. She has two first author publications for this work including one in the peer reviewed journal, Pediatrics. Dr Tate completed her pediatrics training at St Louis Children’s hospital with her outpatient clinic in Maryville, IL.

Dr Tate’s out of state medical education was offset by a scholarship from the Indian Health Service. After training, her first job was with Choctaw Nation as the first pediatrician for their clinic in McAlester, OK. It was then that she met her husband, Matt.

After 4 years practicing in Oklahoma and with a then 6mo daughter, the Tates moved to Northwest Arkansas in the summer of 2012.
Dr. Tate and Matt will celebrate 10 years of marriage this summer. They have one daughter, Mattylyn 6. They have a Belgian Malinois named Storm. Dr Tate enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, reading, and traveling. Dr Tate and her family are members of First Baptist Church Rogers.

Meet Dr. Hudson

Dr. Hudson is a native of Fayetteville and graduated high school from Shiloh Christian School. She attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama on a tennis scholarship. While there she met her husband, Steve.

They then moved back to Arkansas for her to attend UAMS for medical school graduating in 2009. She completed her pediatrics residency in Louisville, KY at Kaiser Children’s Hospital in 2012 and then returned to NWA for her first job with Bentonville Pediatrics where she practiced for 6 years.

Dr Hudson and Steve have been married for 12 years and have 2 children, Ellie 4 and Joseph 2. Dr Hudson enjoys participating in and watching sports of all kinds, particularly tennis and golf as well as baking and spending time with her family. She and her family attend Harvest Bible Chapel.

Administrative Staff

Pete Leer
Office Manager
Maria Hernandez
Phone Receptionist
Jenni Beeman
CNA / Physician Liason
Lindsay Parks
Check In / Reception
Allison Shaffer
Referral Cordinator
Vonda Menne
Assistant Billing Coordinator
Nikki Higginbotham
Checkout Reception
Jodee Mccord
Billing Coordinator

Clinical Staff

Stephanie Self
MA for Dr. Tate
Jackie Troy
Dr. Tate's Scribe
Maria Gonzalez
MA for Dr. Hudson
Sandra Trujillo
Dr. Hudson's Scribe
Guadalupe Ayala
MA for Dr. Savage
Kalli Musgrave
Dr. Savage's Scribe
Pam Boling
Lab Technician
Jen Loyer
EMT / MA - Part Time
Jannette Murillo
MA Float
Lori Dirks
RN / Vaccine Coordinator