Endocrinology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with diabetes mellitus and disorders of the internal secretory glands such as pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, pancreas, and gonads, metabolic disorders; elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, as well as certain types of hypertension.
General internal medicine involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in adults. General internal medicine physicians, internists, serve as primary care physicians and also serve as consultants to other doctors (family physicians, surgeons and internal medicine subspecialists).
A neurologist is a specialty physician who is qualified in the diagnosis and medical management of diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles). Examples of central nervous system disorders include strokes, seizures/epilepsy, headaches/migraines, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Examples of peripheral nervous system disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves in the spine/radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, shingles, myasthenia gravis and other muscle diseases.
Pulmonary medicine is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lung. It includes asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, sarcoid and lung cancer. Diseases of the blood vessels of the lung such as pulmonary embolism or pulmonary hypertension are also included. Symptoms of lung disease include cough, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), shortness of breath, wheezing and chest pain. Critical care medicine is the management of unstable and critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. It includes the mangagement of ventilators, treatment of unstable blood pressure, supervision of antibiotic therapy and management of nutrition.
A rheumatologist is an internal medicine physician who is qualified by additional training, certification and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, osteoporosis and diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Many rheumatologists conduct research to determine the cause and better treatments for these disabling and sometimes fatal diseases.
The LRDC Endoscopy Center is an outpatient facility designed to provide maximum comfort, efficiency and safety to patients requiring endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopies, EGD's or bronchoscopies. It is licensed by the State of Arkansas as an ambulatory surgery center, is Medicare approved and must comply strictly with current rules and regulations to remain operational.
The LRDC Infusion Center offers comprehensive state-of-the-art care providing intravenous therapy for patients with various disease states including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus, osteoporosis, Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis and others.
Our Imaging Department performs tests and procedures on patients employing a staff that is licensed and certified by the State of Arkansas and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Equipped to perform routine diagnostic X-Rays, bone densitometries (DEXA scans), diagnostic Ultrasound imaging and is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) to perform computerized tomography (CT scans), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans), our physicians have quick access to the test results.
The laboratory at the Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic performs a large range of tests, averaging approximately 1,000,000 tests annually. Tests are performed by personnel that are CLIA-certified for high complexity laboratory testing.
The laboratory adheres to strict testing standards. It is certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) through the Department of Health and Human Services. The lab was awarded the COLA Laboratory Excellence in April 2017. The COLA award signifies our laboratory's commitment to performing quality patient testing and overall laboratory practices. Our COLA ID: 18100
In 1961, three specialists in internal medicine founded the Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic. Their goal was to combine the knowledge and skills of internal medicine and its subspecialties into a single unit so that the best of modern medical care could be available to patients at a reasonable cost.
In the years that have followed, medical diagnostic specialists from this country's most respected institutions of medical education have become members of the LRDC staff, and comprehensive diagnostic health services have been made available to assist them in their work.
Today, there are 33 medical diagnostic specialists, all Board certified in Internal Medicine and many in a subspecialty, who are committed to providing adults with the best in healthcare. The Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic is committed to future growth in the medical community utilizing the most advanced diagnostic tools and technology available for diagnostic health services.