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Rheumatology Clinic





Our rheumatologists are devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases affecting joints, muscle and bones. These may include but are not limited to: arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Jessica Short, MD  

Dr. Jessica Short earned her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics. Dr. Short continued her training at UAMS with a rheumatology fellowship. She is board certified in both internal medicine-pediatrics and rheumatology.

Dr. Short was was recently featured in two episodes of KNWA's "Your Health." 
Click here to view the video in which Dr. Short discusses the two most common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Click here to view the video in which Dr. Short talks about how rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed and treated.   

Chap Sampson, MD 

Dr. Chap Sampson earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he completed a residency in internal medicine. He also completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Sampson is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Sampson specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting joints, muscles and bones.

Rheumatology Clinic

688 Millsap Road Suite 100
Fayetteville, AR  72703
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