OrthoArkansas Expands Services with the Opening of New Rheumatology Center

May 16, 2024 at 11:05 am by PEPPERARK


LITTLE ROCK -  OrthoArkansas will be adding a new Rheumatology Center with a team of rheumatology specialists of more than  20 years combined experience at the Little Rock-Midtown, North Little Rock and Conway locations.

"Our new Rheumatology Center represents an exciting milestone for OrthoArkansas as we continue to broaden our scope of services and enhance our ability to care for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions," said Dr. Tad Pruitt, Co-President at OrthoArkansas. "Rheumatology and orthopedics are inherently connected, and by integrating rheumatology services into our practice, we can offer patients a seamless continuum of care."

Patients will have access to a comprehensive range of services within the Rheumatology Center, including treatment, infusions, labs, and imaging - all in one place. The center ensures that patients receive the highest quality care in a familiar and comfortable setting. 

The Rheumatology team is dedicated to providing personalized, holistic care to improve the lives of patients. 

“I truly enjoy getting to know my patients personally including every aspect of their life that affects their health. I feel strongly that it is my mission to help diagnose, treat and educate patients in a manner that empowers them to take charge of their health and wellbeing. Learning to live with a chronic illness can feel daunting but with a great medical team we can provide the support they need to stay focused on their life and not their illness, “ said Debra Brent, APRN at OrthoArkansas. 

For more information about our new Rheumatology Center, please visit orthoarkansas.com.


At OrthoArkansas, we are committed to providing exceptional orthopedic care tailored to meet your unique needs. Our team of highly skilled physicians, surgeons, and staff are dedicated to helping you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and enhance your overall quality of life.

With state-of-the-art facilities and advanced treatment options, we offer comprehensive orthopedic services including.

Orthopedic Care: Whether you're dealing with a sports injury, degenerative joint disease, or musculoskeletal conditions, from hand and wrist to foot and ankle our orthopedic specialists are here to provide expert diagnosis and treatment tailored to your specific needs.

Joint Replacement: Our orthopedic surgeons are skilled in performing joint replacement surgeries for knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows, providing long-term relief for patients with severe arthritis or joint damage.

Sports Medicine: From professional athletes to weekend warriors, our sports medicine team is dedicated to helping individuals recover from sports-related injuries and get back to their active lifestyles safely and efficiently.

Spine Care: Back and neck pain can significantly impact your quality of life. Our spine specialists utilize advanced diagnostic tools and minimally invasive techniques to effectively treat spinal conditions and restore function.

Orthopedic Urgent Care: Accidents and injuries don't always happen during regular office hours. Our orthopedic urgent care clinic is available to provide prompt, specialized care for acute orthopedic injuries, including fractures, sprains, and strains.

Physical/Occupational Therapy: Our team of licensed physical therapists work closely with patients to design personalized rehabilitation programs aimed at improving mobility, strength, and flexibility, while also reducing pain and preventing future injuries. 

Rheumatology Care: Our board-certified rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and management of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and more. We offer personalized treatment plans to help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve overall quality of life.


At OrthoArkansas, we are committed to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care that focuses on your unique needs and goals. Trust us to be your partner in orthopedic and rheumatology health and wellness. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.