Patient Stories


Henry Cloud, Ph.D.

Famed Author Henry Cloud Chooses UAMS for Knee Replacement

When New York Times Bestselling author Henry Cloud, Ph.D., decided to do something about his knee pain, he turned to UAMS. In addition to writing 45 books and serving as a consultant to CEOs and leadership teams, Cloud has always been physically active. The Los Angeles resident is an avid golfer and enjoys hiking and…

John Jansky, 27, credits the quick responses of the UAMS IDHI Stroke Program and Vital Link EMS of Izard County for his quick recovery from a stroke.

Timely Treatment Saves 27-Year-Old from Stroke

John Jansky was an unlikely candidate for a stroke. He does not smoke, have high blood pressure or any other contributing medical conditions. Jansky was also an unlikely stroke survivor because he lives in rural Pineville, Ark. – several miles from the nearest hospital. One Monday evening in December, Janksy got up from dinner with…

Dannelley and family portrait

Early Melanoma Diagnosis Leads to Positive Outcome for Young Mom

Achieving the perfect tan is a summertime goal for many young women. But for fair-skinned Kristi Dannelley, getting a golden glow was no easy task. That’s why she turned to tanning beds. “I spent hours in tanning beds as a teenager and in my early 20s,” said Dannelley, president of Magna IV in Little Rock….

Bressie & Suen

San Francisco Woman Finds Help for Complex Surgery

Claudia Bressie’s tumor was non-cancerous, but it was aggressive and dangerous. Months of consultations at top universities and treatments proved ineffective for the San Francisco woman, until her journey brought her to UAMS. It began in 2017 when Bressie started having swelling, popping and clicking around her jaw. The discomfort grew from there to what…

Frances Sego

Special Lenses Help Former Gallery Owner See Color Again

When Frances Sego, of Fayetteville, puts in the special contact lenses she got through seeking care at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, “it’s like putting a new lightbulb in your eye each morning.” Plagued by complications resulting from corneal dystrophy, which causes irregularities to the clear outer layer of the eye, her…

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Surgeries Resume, Clinics Reopen, Care Remains

While all clinics are now open at UAMS and elective surgeries have resumed, patient safety remains the number one priority for health care professionals.  All patients are screened before coming into the office or clinic areas. Health care professionals, patients and staff all wear masks and keep a six-foot distance between themselves whenever possible.  “We’re…

After overcoming COVID-19,John Fulbright donates blood plasma to a UAMS-led effort to find uses for it treating the ongoing pandemic.

Little Rock Firefighter Survives COVID-19, Donates Plasma

It was still early days in the sweep of COVID-19 across the country when John Fulbright of Cabot, a paramedic and firefighter in Little Rock, found himself admitted to UAMS with shortness of breath and fever. “After I was hospitalized, it got worse before it got better. I was little concerned about being put on…

Jordan Weaver, M.D., uses a digital health video connection to talk to a colleague. Weaver helped lead the digital health effort at the UAMS Family Medical Center in Batesville.

Digital Health Visits Help Regional Campuses Meet COVID-19 Challenges

Brittnay Hall, 39, was at an impasse: COVID-19 worries were making worse her pre-existing problems with anxiety. Also, thinking of having an in-person visit with her physician about her anxiety medications made her feel unsafe. Digital health technology resolved her dilemma. Hall, of Newark, had a more-than-20-year patient-physician relationship with Julia Roulier, M.D., a family…

Sandra Tindall

Weeks After Major Surgery, Fitness Enthusiast is Back in the Gym

Sandra Tindall loves the group classes at the Ottenheimer Therapy and Fitness Center in the Donald W. Reynold Institute on Aging. On Jan. 28, 2020, Tindall was running late to yoga, one of her favorite classes. “I wasn’t paying attention. I tripped on the fire door seal and hit the floor,” Tindall said. “I landed…

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