our story

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The Center for Women's mission is to promote the overall health of women in our community, by providing high-quality preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services with a benevolent attitude.

we are devoted to providIng first-class, quality care to all the women of our community. While providing these services, we will enthusiastically continue to provide the highest quality women's healthcare in the area.

We are located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. We provide the community with high quality services with high technologically advanced equipment in conjunction with our local hospital. We have both a board certified physician and board certified advanced practition nurse available. The Center for Women specializes in providing obstetrical, gynecological and urological care for women.

We offer many procedures in the comfortable setting of our office that include, but are not limited to colposcopy, intrauterine devices (IUDs), vaginal laser therapy, and BioTE Hormone Therapy. We also offer 3D/4D sonography and Dexa Bone Mineral Density scanning in the comfort of our office. Our radiological testing is performed by a certified sonographer that specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.

The Center for Women understands the need for consistent care.

We treat each patient like family.

Our compassionate, professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of care possible. Because we are physician owned, we are patient driven. This means that we can focus more on providing excellent care. We are not tied to any large medical corporation. We provide effective care that is responsive to the needs of the community of north central Arkansas and southern Missouri.

Being physician owned means that our providers are able to focus on you!

Although we do offer same-day appointments when available, we encourage making appointments as far in advance as possible. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding scheduling and payment arrangements.



Meet our Clinical Staff

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J. Harley Barrow, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Harley Barrow

J. Harley Barrow, Jr., M.D. earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas and he completed his Post Graduate training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He received his certification from the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2001, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. In addition, he has been a member of the Arkansas State Medical Society for the past eighteen years. After beginning his practice, he served on the Executive Committee at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Currently, he is an active physician through the local Physician’s Hospital Organization (PHO), and the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with Baxter Regional. Dr. Barrow served on the Board for the Serenity House, and is a strong supporter/advocate of the Schliemann’s Center for Women’s Health Education.

Dr. Barrow holds many certifications, which include Da Vinci Robotic surgery, Modern Cosmetic-Plastic Gynecology, and Urogynecologic procedures for incontinence. In addition, he is certified in pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic organ reconstruction. To further care for his patients, Dr. Barrow received comprehensive training, and is certified in Cynosure MonaLisa Touch® Laser System for vaginal health, and in Hormone Replacement Therapy through BioTE® Medical.

Since beginning his practice in Mountain Home, Baxter Regional Medical Center has awarded Dr. Barrow the “Top Doc” award multiple times: this award is based on patient satisfaction scores. In addition, over the past eighteen years, he has received the “Heroes with Halos” award numerous times. These reflect his desire to provide advanced, quality care to his patients. Dr. Barrow prides himself in providing the most advanced care for women in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology, family planning, hormone therapy, osteoporosis treatment, and urology issues.

In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor life in the Ozarks, and spending time with his wife and their three children.

Amanda G. Thornton, A.P.N.

Amanda Thornton

Amanda G. Thornton was born and raised in Arkansas, she joined The Center for Women in February of 2005. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1999, and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2004. She has a specialty in women’s health and is certified through the National Certification Corporation for Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner.

Amanda cares for women in all stages of life including prenatal care, family planning, contraceptive care, annual wellness exams, and menopause. She is a certified BioTE® provider and is trained in the MonaLisa® Laser. She was previously awarded the Medical Professional of the Year Award by the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Women’s Health Advisory Board at Baxter Regional Medical Center and the Schleimann’s Center for Women’s Health Education. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma XI, Association of Women’s Health Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, National Associates of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and Baxter Regional Medical Center PHO.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and she is actively involved in the Calico Rock United Methodist Church.


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Back Row: Tracy, LPN; Whitney; Sami, LPN; Angel, LPN; Shannon, LPN
Front Row: Harley Barrow Jr, MD; Amanda Thornton, APN