June 6, 2018

Opioids – Arkansans are dying – What can we do?

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UAMS Consult - Summer 2018

Opioid overdose deaths are a nationwide epidemic. There were 116 deaths per day from opioid-related drug overdoses in the United States in 2016, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Arkansas ranks second in the nation for its opioid prescribing rate with an average of 114.6 prescriptions per 100 people, according to…


July 2018 Message from Dr. Jansen

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Mark T. Jansen, M.D.

Dear Colleagues, In 2017, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute partnered with me through my Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, George K. Mitchell, M.D., Endowed Chair in Primary Care to establish a Rural Health Summit of statewide health care stakeholders. They identified more than 100 rural health issues that could be acted upon in…


News to Know: Updates from UAMS

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news to know

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Earns Highest Accreditation Level The UAMS Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has been accredited with a Level 4, the highest designation available from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Bashir Sami Shihabuddin, M.D., is medical director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.     UAMS is capable of performing the most complex surgeries for the…


Hand Trauma Communication Center Available 24/7

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Hand Xray

The UAMS Department of Orthopaedics staffs four fellowship-trained hand, wrist and elbow surgeons who are part of a statewide program to provide telemedicine consults for hand trauma 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through the Hand Telemedicine Program in the UAMS Center for Distance Health, hospitals throughout Arkansas can consult with hand trauma…


Physician Profile – Loverd Peacock, M.D.

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LOVERD PEACOCK, M.D.

Loverd Peacock, M.D. Professor Department of Radiation Oncology What inspired you to become a doctor? As a young teenager, I viewed my father’s attempted but unsuccessful resuscitation by our family physician after his cardiac arrest. I found myself wishing I could be helpful in situations like that and thus my journey and interest in health…


Medical Case Study – Neurosurgery

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MRI imaging reveals a 3 cm paraspinal tumor arising from the exiting T12 nerve root.

Initial contact A 58-year-old female patient presented to the Neurosurgery Spine Clinic at the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at UAMS with severe progressive pain in her buttock, hip and left leg in a radicular distribution. As a result, she was progressively less able to perform her usual activities of daily living and…


June 5, 2018

Learn on Demand

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learn on demand

A resource of the UAMS Center for Distance Health (CDH), the LearnOnDemand.org web portal offers health care professionals the flexibility of earning continuing education (CE) credits on their own schedule, through an expanded array of teleconferences and online courses. Track all educational hours and credits earned inside or outside the program Ensure compliance with the…


June 4, 2018

2018 Referring Physician Quick Reference

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2018 MD Quick Reference

March 6, 2018

Patterson to Join UAMS as Next Chancellor

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Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, speaks at an open forum on the UAMS campus Dec. 13. University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt will recommend Patterson as the next UAMS chancellor.

Consult main page Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, will join UAMS on June 1 as its new chancellor. Patterson is currently senior vice president and chief operating officer at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is seeing a major construction project through completion before assuming his post at UAMS. The Board of Trustees of the…


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Developmental Disorders

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Autism Banner

Family medicine physicians and APRN’s are the front line. Developmental screening is recommended to be done by the child’s primary care provider. If a delay is suspected, a referral is made for more definitive diagnosis. Many of the evaluations are conducted in Little Rock at the James L. Dennis Developmental Center, part of the UAMS…



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