Dr. Lester Ford Barnes, MD, is a Hematology and Oncology specialist in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He attended and graduated University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 1969 and completed his Residency and Fellowship there in 1972. Dr. Barnes’ specialty is Hematology and Oncology and he is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He created the Hospice programs at both Mercy Hospital and Peachtree Hospice. He continues to work for Heart of Hospice – Western Arkansas as the Medical Director for the home care and inpatient services.