Patient Stories

Retired attorney James Jaquess

Retired Attorney Writes Book about Myeloma Journey, Exceptional Care

Retired attorney James Jaquess can’t say enough about the care he received at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Myeloma Center. In fact, UAMS features prominently in his book “Multiple Myeloma: A Journey to Remission.” Jaquess is being treated at UAMS as well as at the Emerald Coast Cancer Center in Fort Walton…

Ed Allis and his wife, Kevin. In 2020, Ed received a new liver at UAMS.

New Liver Brings New Outlook on Life

In the early 2000s, after a series of scans and tests, doctors told Ed Allis that he had a fatty liver. In the following years, as he approached retirement from AT&T as a government lobbyist, he started retaining fluid, particularly in his abdomen.

Toby and Gene Richards

UAMS Comprehensive Care at Home Provides ‘Pleasant Hospitalization’ for Veteran

Having a health crisis is never convenient, but it often seems to happen at the worst possible time. This was the case for 88-year-old Vernon “Toby” Richards, who was traveling out of state with his wife. Often struggling with chronic health issues because of his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam, he is a loyal and long-time patient of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hospital system.

For John Apple, a prostate artery embolization (PAE) relieved symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate.

Conway Man Grateful For New Approach to Prostate Problem

The future was anything but hopeful for John Apple, 70, a retired corporate accountant from Conway.

Diagnosed in 2021 with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate, Apple was told by his physician that he had only two treatment options: a surgical procedure that could likely have little effect on his condition or wearing a catheter the rest of his life.

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