MRMC Welcomes Dr. Kevin Rudder



Magnolia Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the addition of Dr. James Kevin Rudder, Orthopedic Surgeon, to its medical team. Dr. Rudder will begin seeing patients in the Magnolia Surgical Clinic on April 19, 2021.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Dr. Rudder’s skill and reputation relocate to Magnolia,” stated Rex Jones, CEO. “After a year-long search for an Orthopedic Surgeon, the Board and I feel we have partnered with an excellent surgeon that brings the expertise we need to develop an orthopedic program that will excel in quality and positive outcomes.”

Born in El Dorado and raised in the Lisbon community, Dr. Rudder completed his medical training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, and received orthopedic surgery training at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Rudder has practiced in the Hot Springs area for the last twenty years.

Dr. Rudder provides full orthopedic services, with specialization in joint replacements including the knees, hips, and shoulders. His scope of practice also includes sports medicine and sports injury, as well as orthopedic trauma including both breaks and fractures. His wide range of skills will be an asset to the South Arkansas community.

“It is an amazing opportunity to get back home to friend and family in South Arkansas,” noted Dr. Rudder. “I look forward to caring for Magnolia and South Arkansas.”

The Magnolia Surgical Clinic is located at 104 E Columbia, and is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am – noon. Dr. Rudder and his team will accept referrals from any primary care provider, as well as by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 870-235-3200.