LITTLE ROCK — The public is invited to an open house celebrating the opening of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) new Neighborhood Clinic on Rahling Road in west Little Rock from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13.
There will be activities for all ages including children’s activities, free health screenings, snacks, giveaways, clinic tours and the opportunity to meet staff members.
The clinic, located at 1811 Rahling Road, is open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. It offers primary care to all members of a family, from pediatric to geriatric patients. Specialty care, including cardiology, urology, neurology, gastroenterology and endocrinology, is also offered.
The clinic has a full-time staff of 25, including three physicians. Services range from annual exams and preventive care to specialists who can help manage complex conditions and illnesses.
To make an appointment, call 501-614-2340.
Chuck Smith, M.D., is the medical director of the clinic. He is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Family & Preventive Medicine and a primary care doctor. He graduated from UAMS in 1982 and completed his residency in family medicine at the UAMS West in Fort Smith.
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