//Patient Stories

Patient Finds Humor in Hairy Situation

Aug. 16, 2018 | “My primary care physician called me in and asked me if I knew a good oncologist,” said Eric Ruschky, 70, of Columbia, South Carolina. Ruschky recently recounted his 2003 diagnosis of smoldering multiple myeloma, a precancerous form of the cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow. “Turns out, I knew [...]

By | 2018-08-20T13:19:52+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Cancer, Featured, Myeloma|0 Comments

Essential Tremor Patient Says Surgery was Life-Changing

Aug. 13, 2018 | Kimberly Zimmer stretches her arms out in front of her and smiles. The 50-year-old is showing off how steady her hands are. “Never in my life have I been able to hold my hands that still,” she said. Zimmer had been diagnosed with essential tremor as a child. Fellow students bullied [...]

By | 2018-08-13T11:14:04+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Featured, Neurology, Surgery, UAMS News|0 Comments

Fort Smith Man Regains Vision After Nearly Two Years in the Dark

Aug. 3, 2018 | For the past few months, Mack and Karen Farris have spent lots of quality time taking in sights. The Fort Smith couple has enjoyed sunsets on the beach, trips back to their hometown in Alabama, visiting friends and family in Mississippi and Georgia and boating with dolphins in Florida. It is [...]

By | 2018-08-06T11:54:22+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Eye Care, Featured, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Subaru, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blanketing Cancer Patients with Love

July 27, 2018 | Patients of the UAMS Myeloma Institute were recently wrapped in additional care and comfort, thanks to the nationwide Subaru Loves to Care initiative by the vehicle manufacturer in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Not a Step Slower: Knee Replacement Produce Maximum Strength, Mobility

July 23, 2018 | Retired police chief David Flory, 59, and Rick Gautier, 66 play pickle ball together at the Village Church of Christ in Hot Springs Village. The paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis is not the only thing they share. They both recently had knee replacement surgery with [...]

By | 2018-07-27T15:33:58+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Featured, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Stroke Care Ensures Patient Can Tell His Story

July 16, 2018 | Rodney Morrison of Hot Springs has a story to tell, and if it wasn’t for the part UAMS played in it, he might not have been able to tell it. UAMS recently became the first and only health care provider in Arkansas to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by [...]

By | 2018-08-03T10:54:49+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Featured, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Hagemeier to Hold Training Rides for Myeloma’s Ride for Research

July 10, 2018 | Mark Hagemeier, managing associate general counsel with the UAMS Office of General Counsel, believes in the power of teamwork. He also believes it’s important to be prepared, whether he’s in an office or courtroom handling legal issues or unwinding after hours on his bicycle. So it’s not surprising he’s volunteering to [...]

By | 2018-08-01T14:59:10+00:00 July 10th, 2018|UAMS News|0 Comments

Little Rock Musician: Surgery ‘Changed My Whole Life’

July 10, 2018 | As a musician, 37-year-old Paul Campbell generally keeps a busy schedule. If he’s not playing live music with a band, he’s producing in a studio, instructing students as an adjunct professor at Arkansas Baptist College or serving as a career coach at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech. Campbell even took [...]

By | 2018-07-11T10:53:30+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Ear, Nose and Throat, Featured, Patient Stories|0 Comments

81-Year-Old Training for Second Ride for Research for UAMS Myeloma Institute

June 28, 2018 | Don Gephardt of North Little Rock, loves to cycle. At 81, he’s not letting his age or his diagnosis put the brakes on any of the miles he covers on the 16-speed Litespeed he bought in early 1997 to ride across the United States. Three years ago, after his physician found [...]

By | 2018-06-29T09:10:28+00:00 June 28th, 2018|UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Eye Patient: To See Again is Phenomenal

June 25, 2018 | Each visit to UAMS to see cornea surgeon David Warner, M.D., is a joyous occasion for Cindy Jones. That’s because with each visit in the year-long recovery after her cornea transplant, her vision improves. “Each time it was better and better,” said Jones. Jones, 44, has had a lifetime of vision [...]