Sparks Health System is pleased to welcome a new physician to Alma Family Medical Clinic.  James Patterson, D.O., has joined the experienced group of physicians at the Alma clinic.

Dr. Patterson earned his medical degree from University of Health Science in Kansas City, Missouri and completed a Family Practice Residency at Via Christi Riverside Family Practice in Wichita, Kansas.  He has most recently been in family practice in Montana.  Dr. Patterson also served in the military and earned the rank of Captain before pursuing his medical education.  “I really like making a difference in people’s lives, and I also like the puzzles. I think it’s rewarding to find out and solve the tougher medical cases,” said Dr. Patterson.

The physicians at Alma Family Medical Clinic including, Wilson Cruz, M.D., Michael Kemp, M.D., and Ronald Schlabach, M.D., provide a variety of health care services including Asthma evaluation and treatment, women’s health, laboratory testing, hypertension management, care for acute illnesses, physicals and wellness exams.

Dr. Patterson is married with two daughters.  When he is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his kids, hunting, camping, fishing, and is an avid coin collector.

New patient appointments are available by calling Alma Family Medical Clinic at 479-632-3855.  For more information or to find out more about Dr. Patterson, visit