Center for Primary Care

The UAMS Center for Primary Care is unique in Arkansas as a university-based center for excellence in health care.

What makes us so different? We combine the science of medicine with the art of delivering outstanding medical care through the Patient Centered Medical Home approach. This means that our health care providers create a “medical home” here for you, from which to launch the journey to meet all of your health needs. The unique relationship of primary care physicians with our large community of specialists covering virtually every aspect of health care are positioned to provide you with the very best of care.

We are part of the state’s only academic medical center — the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences — and the UAMS Medical Center. This means we have tougher requirements for our doctors, higher standards for our staff and enjoy access to the very latest in technology.

All of our faculty doctors are certified by the American Board of Family Medicine or the American Board of Internal Medicine, and we utilize a state-of-the-art electronic health record for our patients.

Our doctors consider you an essential partner in your health care. Our job is to help guide you to make the right decisions about your health. They will listen to learn about your health problems, your lifestyle and how your lifestyle may affect your health and influence your treatment so that, together, you can decide on the best course of action.


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Dr. Charlie Smith, Director of the Primary Care Service Line at UAMS, explains the benefits of choosing a primary care doctor at UAMS Center for Primary Care.

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