Practical Wellness

The beginning of the new year is the ideal time to take stock of one’s health, assessing changes that could be made to reach a new level of wellness. In the interest of looking younger, feeling better, and preventing disease, there are more tools offered than ever before to help achieve optimal health and keep chronic disease at bay. 

Practical Wellness Clinic is an excellent resource for central Arkansas, and is led by Stephanie Bartlett, who has a vision for helping her clients—both men and women— achieve their wellness goals in 2024. 

Stephanie Bartlett, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC has called Saline County home for ten years. She completed her undergraduate studies at UALR and post-graduate studies at the University of South Alabama. Her resume boasts a robust work history that includes time in hospital Labor & Delivery and Postpartum units and urgent care and OB/GYN clinics. While managing research projects at Arkansas Urology, she developed an interest in wellness medicine. 

“So many patients came in at a point where it was too late to make lifestyle changes,” said Stephanie. “They were spending a lot of time and money trying to correct consequences of poor lifestyle choices when it was too late. Working in research taught me to look at the full picture and the missing piece was always preventive care. I wanted to find a better, proactive approach to helping people build a healthy life. A lot of patients wished they had made better choices when they still had a chance to do so. That is what led me to open Practical Wellness Clinic two years ago—to offer solutions to help people look and feel their best before it was too late.”

Practical Wellness Clinic is located in Bryant, just off of Highway 5, and has six service providers for a wide range of health offerings, with the goal of helping clients look and feel their best and reach a new level of overall wellness. A detailed breakdown of the services offered includes IV therapy, cosmetic injectables such as Botox, Dysport, and Jeauveau, a full aesthetic bar, wellness shots, weight loss counseling, skin pen microneedling, DNA diet testing, gut health and micronutrient testing, sexual health and hormone counseling, concierge nursing, and hair restoration.

Practical Wellness Clinic also uses the popular medications semaglutide and tirzepatide for their proven ability to provide long-term weight loss solutions for clients. Through looking at the complete picture, Practical Wellness is committed to not providing a ‘band-aid’ solution to weight problems. Instead, they look at the probable core causes to establish realistic, long-term solutions for weight control. 

The process will assess the patient’s metabolism, hormone production, and detoxification needs. Practical Wellness takes an integrative approach to hormone imbalances, weight loss, and adrenal fatigue. They believe that instead of merely losing weight to get healthier, patients should also aim for better health overall. 

And while their weight loss program is their most popular service, Stephanie is quick to point out they do so much more. “We are a wellness clinic, not just a weight loss clinic. We focus on building relationships with the people we serve. We really get to know them, tracking progress and adjusting along the way. We look at each patient’s needs individually, ensuring every aspect of their preventive care is addressed. We are not transactional, and genuinely care about our patients’ overall health needs,” said Stephanie. 

Hormone treatments for men and women are also extremely popular. Stephanie shares that there is a lot of benefit and less risk in using bioidentical hormone therapy, a product like BioTe, for hormone regulation. Also popular are the aesthetic offerings at Practical Wellness Clinic, and according to Stephanie, now is the prime time for laser hair removal treatment. “Our aesthetician, Olivia, offers a complete range of services, and winter is a great time to focus on your skin.”

“Something unique about our services is we do not require a monthly membership,” said Stephanie. “We are able to meet the needs of a broad demographic this way, and it is just one way we show we are really here for our community.” 

Both Stephanie and her identical twin sister Jennifer Dostert, MSN, RN, who is also a provider at the clinic, take serving the Saline County community very seriously. Their actions speak louder than words, as they both devote their time to teaching Color Guard for the Bryant High School band. This time-intensive and incredibly rewarding commitment makes an impact on the next generation of young men and women. 

Stephanie and the team at Practical Wellness Clinic share a vision of helping clients take control of their health by discovering and addressing the root causes of their ailments. Through excellent customer service that focuses on relationships, they provide anti-aging results and optimal wellness solutions at every price point. 

With the beginning of the new year, it is time to take an honest look at overall health and decide what steps need to be taken. There is no better partner in a healthier-you journey than the team at Practical Wellness Clinic.