OrthoNow After-hours, Walk-in Clinic Provides Relief

By Katrina Dupins

William Fuller, UAMS client services director for technical operations, tore his bicep tendon away from the bone in May. He went to the OrthoNow clinic on Autumn Road and saw Mark Tait, M.D.

“Dr. Tait worked me in as quickly as possible,” Fuller said. “He was helpful in explaining what happened to me, great bedside manner.”

Fuller was in a brace for six weeks, followed by physical therapy. He was released from therapy in mid-August.

UAMS Employee William Fuller saw Mark Tait, M.D. for a torn bicep tendon at the OrthoNow Clinic.

“It all went very smoothly,” Fuller said. “The staff was kind and easy to work with.”

Renee Raines hurt her foot in the middle of budget season, a very busy time for the UAMS professional, who works both in finance and in the College of Medicine.

“I hit my right foot on a nightstand in the middle of the night,” Raines said. “It was purple for three weeks, but I waited until after budget season to get it looked at.”

Raines was advised by a co-worker to call OrthoNow. She got an appointment with Robert Martin, M.D., the very next day and was scheduled for surgery within a we

Rene Raines, UAMS Employee, says she recommends the OrthoNow Clinic to friends and colleagues.


“One of the things that impressed me about Dr. Martin is the fact that he is hands-on and concerned about me as a patient,” Raines said. “That was soothing to me after my surgery. Dr. Martin himself changed my bandages. It made me feel better to know that he’s really invested in making sure my outcome is the best it can be.”

Raines now advises others to not hesitate in contacting the clinic. She’s recommended OrthoNow to other UAMS employees who were able to schedule appointments quickly and get the help they needed.

OrthoNow, located at 600 Autumn Road, is open 5-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays for general orthopaedics issues. Therapy appointments can also be scheduled during the extended hours. To schedule therapy, or for more information, call 501- 320-7772 or click here.