Dr. William Stevenson’s interest in medicine stems from watching his father battle cancer when he was a young child – a battle he eventually won.

He also observed health care workers in action on several mission trips to Ireland, Haiti and Mexico as a teenager.

“I’ve always had a strong desire to serve other people and going into medicine seemed like a wonderful way to do that,” said Dr. Stevenson, a family medicine doctor who recently joined Mercy Family Medicine – Booneville.

Originally from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Dr. Stevenson loved growing up in a small town and was excited by the opportunity to serve the community of Booneville.

“I really enjoy working in family medicine because I get to form relationships with patients of all ages and from all walks of life,” he said.

He is especially passionate about helping patients make lifestyle changes to prevent disease or to improve their overall health if they have already been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, like diabetes.

“Many things are possible when you work with a patient toward a common goal,” said Dr. Stevenson. “I am invested in the health of my patients and want them to know that we are in this together.”

Dr. Stevenson received his medical degree and his master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences – West in Fort Smith.

He is married and has a 1-year-old son. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, taking walks, cooking, gardening, mountain climbing and working on cars. He and his wife, Analisa, have climbed all of the mountains in Arkansas’ state parks. He also plays the guitar, writes songs and has recorded an album.

To make an appointment with Dr. Stevenson at Mercy Family Medicine – Booneville, located at 128 Daniel Ave., call 675-2455.