HOSPITAL SERVICE LINES The Division of General Internal Medicine staffs three inpatient service lines at UAMS. The hospitalists process nearly 10,000 patient admissions and discharges combined per year. The service lines are foremost an academic teaching service rather than a pure hospitalist team. They use a formal hospitalist teaching curriculum (in the making) for the residents and students, with opportunity for clinical research activities. The primary purpose of these service lines is to provide efficient inpatient care of hospitalized patients and to educate residents (interns).
AMBULATORY PRIMARY CARE Robert Hopkins MD, Practice Director
IM North Clinic (Formerly Medicine Clinic) The clinic serves as the continuity clinic site for half of the categorical internal medicine residents at UAMS. The Division oversees the educational program at this site. Residents follow their continuity patients at this modern facility. Physicians and students are available for evaluation of urgent issues in established patients as well. There are patient assistance programs available to patients in the clinic, such as the Medication Assistance Program and the Hospital Discount Program. Patient schedules are computerized, house staff notes are typed, and a full complement of nurses, a social worker, as well as clerical personnel are available to assist in the delivery of outpatient care. Phone: 501-686-6330
IM South Clinic (Formerly UPMG Clinic) General Internal Medicine Faculty provide primary care and consultative services within a faculty practice model in the UPMG Clinic in the UAMS Ambulatory Care center. This facility also provides a patient care and educational environment for a small number of residents and students each month under the direct supervision of our Internal Medicine faculty. Faculty are all Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and members of our group have additional expertise in General Internal Medicine, Perioperative Consultation, Preventive Care, Adult Immunization, Transitional care and Women’s Health. Additional faculty to expand clinical services are being actively recruited. Phone: 501-686-5545