UAMS Opens Adult Allergy & Immunology Clinic

By Liz Caldwell

Matthew Bell, M.D., and Joshua Kennedy, M.D., assistant professors in the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the College of Medicine, will be leading the clinic. They are both board certified in allergy and immunology.

This new clinic is open Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located on the first floor of the UAMS Outpatient Center. Patients do not need a referral.

“We want to offer solutions to patients with everyday allergies as well as more complicated allergic disorders and immune system deficiencies,” Bell said. “We want to be an allergy & immunology referral center for patients around the state.”

“We can offer the resources of an academic medical center, including cutting-edge technology and new research,” Kennedy said.

The clinic will provide a variety of services from skin testing to lung function testing. With allergen skin testing, patients will have answers within 15 minutes to better help direct their medical care. This clinic will also benefit patients already at UAMS who may need testing for allergies to certain medications.

Bell and Kennedy both received their medical degree and completed residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at UAMS. They also see pediatric patients at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

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