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ENDOCRINOLOGY CLINIC:  This clinic attends to the needs of patients with internal gland hormone secretion problems such as those of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, and gonads. In addition, the division holds highly specialized clinics providing comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and care for patients with osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and cholesterol/lipid abnormalities.
Faculty see out-patients by referral on a regularly scheduled basis. Faculty members are available to see referrals on an emergent (the same day) or urgent (following day) basis at the request of the referring physician. It is the policy of the division to see all referrals within one week of the referral. If the referring physician wishes a patient seen on an urgent or emergent basis, this need should be made known at the time of the referral to the Office of Referrals and Appointments.

All members of the Division of Endocrinology see patients with problems of endocrinology or metabolism. Most members of the faculty have special clinical interests and expertise beyond that of the usual sub- specialist. The profile of the faculty members indicates those special interests.

Referrals: Patients with diagnostic or management problems in endocrinology are welcome by referral. Referring physicians should send current records, X-rays, blood work-up, etc., prior to the patients’ appointments. Direct all referrals to the Office of Referrals and Appointments (501-686-8000).

Clinics and prescriptions: 501-296-1220 (tel.); 501-296-1224 (fax)
Address: UAMS Outpatient Center, Clinic 2-B, 4301 West Markham, Slot #547-04, Little Rock, AR 72205

DIABETES CLINIC: The Diabetes Clinic, established in 1992, specializes in the multiple disciplinary care of diabetic patients and gives special attention to the complications of diabetes. The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for excellence in education. The clinic works with other sub-specialists in ophthalmology, vascular surgery, nephrology, podiatry, and others to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient management for all the complications of diabetes. The clinic staff includes two podiatrists in the clinic specializing in diabetes foot care and two diabetes educators and dietitians. The clinic offers weekly diabetes education classes for patients; all physicians may refer patients directly to the class. A behavioral psychologist and an exercise physiologist participate in the classes.

Referrals: Patients with diagnostic or management problems in endocrinology are welcome by referral. Referring physicians should send current records, X-rays, blood work-up, etc., prior to the patients’ appointments. Direct all referrals to the Office of Referrals and Appointments (501-686-8000).

Clinics and prescriptions: 501-686-6379 (hotline); 501-296-1220 (tel.); 501-296-1224 (fax) Address: UAMS Outpatient Center, Clinic 2-B, 4301 West Markham, Slot #547-04, Little Rock, AR 72205

OSTEOPOROSIS CLINIC: The Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic was established in 1994 to provide care and management of patients with osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, Paget’s disease of bone, osteomalacia, renal bone disease and abnormal phosphorus or magnesium metabolism. The clinic staff includes three senior specialists in the metabolic disorders of the skeleton and two registered nurses with more than eight years of experience with osteoporosis patients. Because osteoporosis is a silent disease without early warning symptoms and presents an increasing risk for fractures of the wrist, spine and hip, all patients receive state-of-the-art bone densitometry examinations including the three skeletal sites most subject to osteoporotic fracture as well as an instant digital vertebral assessment of the entire thoracolumbar spine. With early detection, osteoporosis can be diagnosed and treated before fractures occur.

Referrals: Patients with diagnostic or management problems in endocrinology are welcome by referral. Referring physicians should send current records, X-rays, blood work-up, etc., prior to the patients’ appointments. Direct all referrals to the Office of Referrals and Appointments (501-686-8000).

Clinics and prescriptions: 501-296-1220 (tel.); 501-296-1224 (fax) Address: UAMS Outpatient Center Clinic 2-B, 4301 West Markham, Slot #547-04, Little Rock, AR, 72205

WEIGHT CONTROL CLINIC: The Obesity Clinic was established at UAMS in 1995. In 1997, it was renamed “The Weight Control Clinic” to emphasize long-term weight maintenance and a healthy lifestyle. The clinic’s services are available to anyone seeking professional medical assistance with weight and health management.

The Weight Control Clinic* employs a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, dieticians, and other health professionals. Patients are expected to attend weekly classes in behavior modification and nutrition, which are led by dieticians with specialized training in weight management. Faculty members of the endocrinology division supervise the classes. Depending on the amount of weight that needs to be lost, medical complications, and other factors, patients may be placed on a diet involving dietary supplements, low-fat foods, or combinations of supplements and food. Medications are used to assist with weight loss under circumstances where they are medically indicated. Referral to surgeons is available, and will be arranged as medically indicated. Overall, the Weight Control Clinic methods are used in an individualized fashion.

Referrals: Patients with diagnostic or management problems in endocrinology are welcome by referral. Referring physicians should send current records, X-rays, blood work-up, etc., prior to the patients’ appointments. Direct all referrals to the Office of Referrals and Appointments (501-686-8000).

Clinics and prescriptions: 501-296-1220 (tel.); 501-296-1224 (fax)

Address: UAMS Outpatient Center, Clinic 2-B, 4301 West Markham Street, Slot 587, Little Rock, AR 72205