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Family Practice Associates
1304 Military Rd
Benton, AR 72015
501-778-0934 
Serving Saline County since 1980
Samuel Taggart, MD
Physician Emeritus
(retired in 2013)
In 1980, Dr. Taggart founded Family Practice Associates. 

He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock in 1973 and completed his residency at UAMS. 
Meet Our Physicians
Please take a moment to read about the 8 excellent physicians that partner together to provide excellent care to Saline County, as well as the rest of Central Arkansas. 
We are proud to say that all 8 physicians are Board Certified in Family Medicine.
James Cooper, MD
Dr. Cooper graduated from the University of Arknasas for Medical Sciences in 1983 and completed his residency at the UAMS AHEC in Fayetteville. 

He joined the practice in 1986.

Kirk Watson, MD
​Dr. Watson graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1983 and completed his residency at the UAMS AHEC in Pine Bluff. 

He joined the practice in 1988.
Jared Dixon, MD
​Dr. Dixon graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2008 and completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler, TX, as well as a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine 

He joined the practice in 2012.
Mark Albey, MD
Evelyn Cathcart, MD
​Dr. Cathcart graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1992 and completed her residency at the UAMS AHEC in Fayetteville. 

She joined the practice in 1995.
Kristen Wright, MD
Lisa Barker, MD
​Dr. Barker graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2004 and completed her residency at the UAMS AHEC in Texarkana. She is orginally from Cabot, and now makes her home in Benton with her husband, daughter, and son. 

She joined the practice in 2007.
​Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1999 and completed her residency at the UAMS AHEC in Pine Bluff. 

She joined the practice in 2002.
​Dr. Albey graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1992 and completed his residency at the UAMS AHEC in Jonesboro. 

He joined the practice in 1996.
​Dr. Morgan graduated from the Oklahoma State University Center of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa in 2011 and completed his residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine in Westminster, CO.

He joined the practice in 2014.
Joseph Morgan, DO