Shane Higginbotham


Dr. Higginbotham started Higginbotham Family Clinic in July of 2011. He graduated with “Highest Honors” from UAMS in 1995. Dr. Higginbotham is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Higginbotham enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, four granddaughters and a grandson, and is very active in his local church. His interest is not only in the treatment of chronic disease but also in wellness and prevention of disease.

Ed Costello


Ed has been with Higginbotham Family Clinic since it opened in 2011. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Prior to becoming a P.A., he worked as an emergency room nurse for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a search and rescue helicopter crewman for eight years, before returning to Malvern. He chooses family medicine because of the variety of people he gets to meet, and the relationships he forms with those families.

Ed is an avid mountain biker, and loves spending time in the outdoors with his wife Leah, his three sons, and his grandchildren. He is a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where he enjoys working with the youth.

Leah Costello


Leah began practicing at Higginbotham Family Clinic in July 2014. Leah is a native of Malvern, AR, and she holds a Masters in PA Studies from the University of North Dakota. She has three sons and three grandchildren. Prior to becoming a Physician’s Assistant, Leah had experience as a nurse in critical care, surgery, pediatrics, ortho, OB, labor & delivery, and home health.

When she’s not working, Leah enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, camping, water sports, and horseback riding.

Leah focuses on preventable health practices, women’s health issues, pediatrics, and chronic illness. She is also a DOT certified examiner.

Kerry Hill


Kerry began practicing at Higginbotham Family Clinic in February 2016. She worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital as an RN for 14 years before becoming an FNP. Kerry earned her BSN from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her MSN from the University of Central Arkansas. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She grew up in Benton, and now resides in Tull with her husband, children and many dogs. Kerry’s interests are spending time with her family, photography, hunting, and many other outdoor activities.

John Bates

John Bates

Lyssa Edwards

Lyssa Edwards

Mary Katherine Callison

Mary Katherine Callison

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