Diabetes & Endocrinology

We are happy to announce we are now offering diabetes education and nutrition consulting in our clinic. This program will offer outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes with a certified diabetes educator, as well as Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) with a registered dietitian who will work with you to meet your individualized needs to better manage your diabetes. Classes will be held on the Arkansas Heart Hospital main campus and MNT appointments will be available in the Little Rock clinic and select satellite clinics. Call today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you reach your health goals and live your best life!


Beth Crowder, PhD, APRN
Director Diabetic/Endocrinology
Dr. Crowder is a Conway native and alum from St. Joseph High School. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1990 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, receiving the Faculty Gold Key Award. She was named to the National Dean’s List, Outstanding College Students of America, and was also inducted and remains a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society of Nursing. After graduation, she began working with Dr. Brian Barlow at Little Rock Cardiology Clinic. She returned to UAMS graduating with her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 1999, receiving the Jane Houston Carter Award. Dr. Crowder then began a collaborative practice with Dr. David Mego. She continued on with her graduate education at UAMS completing her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2005, focusing her research endeavors on congestive heart failure. She later earned her certification as a legal nurse consultant. Dr. Crowder has published manuscripts, authored text book chapters, has assisted with clinic research studies in which Dr. Mego was the primary investigator, and precepts students actively pursuing an advance practice nursing degree. She continues to reside in Conway with her husband Jeff, a Little Rock native, and daughters Ella and Abigail.

Sheron Wiess, RN, CDE
Diabetes Counselor
Sheron Wiess graduated from Baptist School of Nursing where she graduated with honors. Her love and respect for the elderly population landed her as a Home Health Nurse. She has worked in many Specialty areas including Cardiac, Intensive Care Units, Neurology and Orthopedics. She earned certifications in Chemo Therapy and Critical Care Nursing. Sheron joined the staff at Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2007. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and works with patients, families, and the medical staff to promote understanding and management of this chronic disease. She is a member of the Arkansas Diabetes Action Committee. Sheron resides in North Little Rock.

Shelby Pierceall, MS, RDN, LD
Diabetes Educator / Dietitian
Shelby grew up in central Arkansas before attending Ouachita Baptist University, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition in 2014. She continued her education at the University of Central Arkansas, where she completed her Dietetic Internship and Masters of Science in Nutrition in 2016. Shelby is passionate about meeting her patients where they are, and finding ways to challenge and encourage them to live their best life. She brings an “all foods fit” approach to the table and has a deep desire to see her patients reach their health goals. Shelby is currently pursuing her certification as a diabetes educator, and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and Diabetes Action Committee of Arkansas, while also serving on the leadership board for the Central Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.