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 providers and staff a little better.

Jeff Savage, MD at Living Tree Pediatrics

 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 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 nearly 20 years. They have three children, two chocolate labs, and one cat. 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.

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, Dr. Tate moved to Northwest Arkansas with her husband and daughter in the summer of 2012.

Dr. Tate enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, reading, and traveling with family as well as spending time with her Belgian Malinois. Dr Tate and her family are members of First Baptist Church Rogers.

Lindsay Moudy, APRN, Clinical Supervisor and Referrals Specialist at Living Tree Pediatrics

Lindsay Moudy, APRN

Lindsay is originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas. She graduated from Westside High School as an Honor Graduate in 2010. She attended Arkansas State University on a scholarship, and there she received her LPN license in 2013 and her BSN degree in 2016. During RN school, she worked as an LPN at The Children’s Clinic in Jonesboro.

Upon Graduating with her Bachelors degree, she was accepted into a new graduate residency program at Washington Regional Medical Center in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  In the fall of 2017, she applied for and was accepted into the Masters of Science in Nursing Program at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. Lindsay originally majored in family practice but changed her major to pediatrics in 2018 because she knew her heart belonged in pediatrics. She graduated in December of 2019 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and continued working in the NICU as a registered Nurse. Lindsay joined the Living Tree Pediatrics family in August of 2020.

Lindsay met her husband Josh at church camp in 2011 and they were married in 2014. Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their Belgian Malinois. She also enjoys  anything water related, traveling and spending time with their church family at Calvary Tabernacle in Bentonville.

Hanna Baxendale, a nurse practitioner at Living Tree Pediatrics in Bentonville, AR.

Hanna Baxendale, APRN

 

Hanna is a NWA native and graduated from Bentonville High School. She earned her BS Nursing degree from the University of Arkansas.

Hanna began her pediatrics career in Little Rock as a RN at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and also served on the trauma team in their Level One trauma center. She continued to work in the Emergency Department to gain experience working with sick children of all ages

She began her Master’s Degree at Duke University while working full time in the ER and while there helped open the first children’s hospital in the area. She continued to work at ACNW in the Emergency Department throughout graduate school.

Hanna graduated from Duke University in December of 2019 with a Master of Science in Nursing degree specializing in Pediatric Primary Care.

Hanna married her high school sweetheart, Blake and has been married for 3 years.  Hanna and Blake were blessed with their son in May 2020. Beckett was born prematurely at 28 weeks and spent 66 days in the NICU. This is when Hanna discovered her passion for caring for premature infants outside of the NICU.

Hanna’s family also includes a golden-doodle.

Hanna enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time outside. Her favorite place to be is in the mountains of Colorado.

Hanna and her family attend Grace Point Church in Bentonville.

 

Administrative Staff

Lindsey Parks, Front Office Supervisor - Medical Records Specialist Living Tree Pediatrics
Lindsay Parks
Front Office Supervisor / Medical Records
Shannan Jackson, Billing Specialist at Living Tree Pediatrics
Shannan Jackson
Billing Specialist
Ashley Prelle, Receptionist, Living Tree Pediatrics
Ashley Prelle
Receptionist
Jessica Duncan, Billing manager and Finance Specialist at Living Tree Pediatrics
Jessica Duncan
Billing Manager and Financial Officer
Jennifer Fitzgerald, Receptionist, Living Tree Pediatrics
Jennifer Overstreet
Receptionist
Brittany Wood, MA at Living Tree Pediatrics
Brittany Wood
Medical Assistant / Physician Liaison
Allison Shaffer, PCMH Coordinator at Living Tree Pediatrics
Allison Shaffer
PCMH Coordinator

Clinical Staff

Lindsay Moudy, APRN, Clinical Supervisor and Referrals Specialist at Living Tree Pediatrics
Lindsay Moudy, APRN
Clinical Supervisor / Referrals Specialist
Brenda Maldonado-Saavedra, MA Float and Vaccine Coordinator at Living Tree Pediatrics
Brenda Maldonado-Saavedra
MA Float and Vaccine Coordinator
Maria Gonzalez, M.A. at Living Tree Pediatrics
Maria Gonzalez
Medical Assistant
Carina Trujillo, CNA and Scribe at Living Tree Pediatrics
Carina Trujillo
CNA / Scribe
Stephanie Self, MA at Living Tree Pediatrics
Stephanie Self
Medical Assistant
Heather Bomar, CNA and Scribe at Living Tree Pediatrics
Heather Bomar
CNA / Scribe
Pam Boling, Lab Technician at Living Tree Pediatrics
Pam Boling
Lab Technician
Olivia Chapell, Intern at Living Tree Pediatrics
Olivia Chapell
Intern