Our team is dedicated to comprehensive and compassionate care for all patients. While carefully choosing our staff, we look for more than superior skills. At Franks Dermatology, positive attitudes and a passion for helping others are extremely important. Each member of our team exceeds all of our expectations in providing incredible patient care.
Dr. Hayden H. Franks is a highly skilled dermatologist who has been in private practice for more than 20 years. Specializing in medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, and skin cancer, he began Franks Dermatology with a vision of providing unmatched quality of care. He does this with an experienced and compassionate team, cutting-edge technology, patient education, and hands-on attention to detail.
Born and raised in Magnolia, Arkansas, Dr. Franks has an undeniable love for the Natural State and its people. Dr. Franks volunteers as an attending physician at AHEC Southwest. There, he was selected by the family practice residents to receive the Golden Apple Award in recognition of his outstanding teaching. Recently, he developed a mentor program at his alma mater, Hendrix College, to help pre-med students connect with physicians.
In addition to his leadership in the medical field, Dr. Franks is also very involved in his community. He is a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and has served on many church committees. As an avid outdoorsman, he is a current member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Board.
Dr. Franks attended Hendrix College. There, he received a B.A. in Biology. He is now a current member of the Board of Trustees. After Hendrix College, he went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and was the president of his class. After graduation, he completed an internal medicine internship and his dermatology residency at UAMS. In addition to Franks Dermatology in Little Rock, Dr. Franks is also the founding partner of Dermatology Associates, LLP in Texarkana, Texas.
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Bailey W. Pollock, PA-C examines, diagnoses, and treats patients at Franks Dermatology. Under the guidance of Dr. Franks, she helps patients find tailored regimens to take care of their skin needs.
Through her service to others on mission trips and in clinical patient care, Bailey has honed her skills as an empathetic, attentive, and confident provider. Bailey is a member of The Society of Dermatology Physician’s Assistants and The Arkansas Academy for Physician Assistants.
Bailey became interested in the medical field after struggling with acne and psoriasis. A Fort Smith native, she is a recipient of a scholarship from the Degen Foundation, an organization that aims to improve the healthcare and education needs of the River Valley region by providing healthcare grants and education funds to medical scholars in the area.
Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she was a Dean’s List scholar and received a Center for Community Engagement Award from its Volunteer Action Center. Bailey also served as Vice President of the Pre-Physician Assistant Club and Secretary of the Mental Health Awareness Organization during her time at the university.
After working as a medical assistant at Franks Dermatology in 2020, Bailey graduated with Honors from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. There, she received an award for Superior Academic Achievement.
Bailey’s volunteer work includes providing after-school care at Life Source International, a community-focused non-profit organization in Fayetteville. She is also a supporter of the House of Hope Rescue Mission, a day center for the needy in Springdale. Bailey is certified in advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) and basic life support (BLS).
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