Three Physicians with Northeast Arkansas Ties Join St. Bernards Clopton Clinic

Oct 05, 2022 at 01:54 pm by admin

Riley Pace, MD; Dr. Veronica Easton; Dr. Amanda Sale


JONESBORO - St. Bernards Healthcare have announced that three physicians have joined the St. Bernards Clopton Clinic medical team. 


Riley Pace, MD, arrives at St. Bernards after completing an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Internship and Residency with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, his hometown. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2018, also from UTHSC. Pace has family from the Randolph County area, and he now joins a team of more than 20 multi-specialty healthcare providers close to them. “Clopton Clinic has served Northeast Arkansas for nearly six decades,” Pace said. “I hope to build upon the strong foundation already laid here.”

Pace’s arrival will only strengthen the care options at St. Bernards Clopton Clinic, said Ben Owens, Jr., MD, Internal Medicine Specialist. “Access to care remains a critical component of what we do,” Owens said. “Dr. Pace’s family is from this area, and he understands the specific challenges our patients face each day. He’ll prove an incredible addition to St. Bernards as a whole.”

Pace holds professional memberships with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American/Tennessee Medical Association, the Harvey Team Committee at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Phi Chi Medical Fraternity. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and attending sporting events, including the Memphis Grizzlies and Arkansas Razorbacks, traveling and spending time with family. He lives in Jonesboro with his wife, Haley.


Dr. Veronica Easton arrives at St. Bernards after completing a Palliative Care Fellowship with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. A graduate of Valley View High School, Easton worked at St. Bernards Medical Center while earning her bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Arkansas State University. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine in 2018 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock before completing an Internal Medicine Residency with UTHSC in 2021.

She now joins a team of more than 20 multi-specialty healthcare providers started by the late Dr. Owen Clopton nearly 60 years ago.

“The Clopton Clinic team has a long history of serving this community,” Easton said. “It’s a privilege to be a part of that legacy, helping patients here.”

Easton holds certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine. She lives in Jonesboro with her husband, Chad, a physical therapist with St. Bernards, and their daughter, Rylee.


Dr. Amanda Sale stays with St. Bernards after graduating this summer from the organization’s Internal Medicine Residency Program (IMRP). A native of Piggott, Sale obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arkansas State University. She then completed a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management before earning her Doctor of Medicine in 2019 from American University of Integrative Sciences in Barbados.

“As part of St. Bernards Internal Medicine Residency team, I had the privilege of practicing inside the Clopton Clinic building for three years,” Sale said. “The physicians here have served Northeast Arkansas for years, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue helping patients alongside them.”

Sale holds certifications in Fundamental Critical Care Support, Critical Care Ultrasound and Basic Life Support (BLS)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as a professional membership with the American College of Physicians.

She lives in Jonesboro with her husband, Trae.

For more information, including appointment requests, visit or call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.


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