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Tara Howerton, APRN Joins Washington Regional Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinic

Tara Howerton, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinic where she works alongside Charles Cole, M.D., James Counce, M.D., Robert Jaggers, M.D., Russell Wood, M.D., Megan Backs, PA-C, Rhagen Panyik, PA-C and Kathleen Smith, APN, DNP to provide care for patients in the clinic and hospital setting. 

Howerton earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northeastern Oklahoma University. She previously served as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force as a pharmacy technician and most recently as a clinical transfer coordinator at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. Howerton is an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and has more than five years of intensive care and medical surgical experience.