Fellowship-Trained Palliative Care Physician Clark L. Smith, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Clark Smith, M.D.

Clark Smith, M.D.

Smith earned his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine and completed his residency in family and preventive medicine at UAMS. He was fellowship trained in the UAMS Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care. Smith previously served as medical director at Arkansas Hospice.

He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a certificate of added qualification in hospice and palliative care

Palliative medicine focuses on improving quality of life and relieving pain and other symptoms in seriously ill patients. It can be provided to patients who continue to receive treatments to cure or control their disease, regardless of the stage of their illness.

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