UAMS Neighborhood Clinic Opens on Rahling Road in West Little Rock

By Spencer Watson

The clinic, located at 1811 Rahling Road, is open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for patient convenience. It offers primary care to all members of a family, from pediatric to geriatric patients. Specialty care, including cardiology, urology, neurology, gastroenterology and endocrinology, is also offered.

To make an appointment, call 501-614-2340.

“While UAMS will continue to offer treatment in our midtown Family Medical Center, this new clinic allows us to offer both primary care and specialty appointments in one location that is convenient to one of the city’s fastest growing areas,” said Dan Rahn, M.D., UAMS chancellor.

The clinic has a full-time staff of 25, including three physicians. Services range from annual exams and preventive care to specialists who can help manage complex conditions and illnesses.

“There’s a need for primary and specialty care in neighborhoods and it is increasingly becoming a vital part of our mission to serve Arkansans,” Rahn said.

Chuck Smith, M.D., is the medical director of the clinic. He is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Family & Preventive Medicine and a primary care doctor. He graduated from UAMS in 1982 and completed his residency in family medicine at the UAMS West in Fort Smith. Smith is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the Arkansas Medical Society and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

“Having worked in primary care and emergency medicine for almost three decades, I see the importance of having a primary care provider to help manage health care. Primary care providers deliver preventive care but also work with patients to manage acute and chronic conditions. We partner with our patients to improve outcomes, leading to better quality of life,” said Smith.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and four dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.