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Dr. Jessica Short, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female

Dr. Short

WASHINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

688 E Millsap Rd Ste 100 Fayetteville, AR 72703

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Dr. Jessica Short, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Fayetteville, AR. She specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Short accepts the following insurance:

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American Republic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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Coventry Health Care
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Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
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Dr. Short's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Short treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Short treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Short treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist

Dr. Short's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jessica Short, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Fayetteville, AR. She specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Awards

Dr. Short's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Short

3.4

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
30.76923076923077%
(8)

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We are so blessed to have a rheumatologist like Dr Short in NWA. She is so knowledgeable, compassionate and so thorough in managing various forms of arthritis. I have been her patient since she came to Fayetteville and cannot say enough about how professional and personal she is in treating the whole patient and providing the best of care. I have challenging RA but thanks to her and her treatment I am living a great life with RA.
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I could barely believe my eyes when I saw some negative reviews on Dr. Short. I have been her patient for over four years and have found her to be attentive to my questions, very professional, and understanding of my needs. I am glad I am her patient.
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On my 2nd visit, she confirmed I have RA, but wouldn't allow any questions, and prescribed methrotrexate. Then when I reminded her I have latent TB, she changed it and insisted I get TB treatment. She knows nothing about my Health Dept. requirements to not take any other meds with TB treatment. I told her, but she insisted I do what she says. She shows no compassion, she offered me no options to participate in decision about my care, no cooperation with Health dept. Didn't discuss my bloodwork.
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I am surprised by the negative reviews but sounds like patients that failed to show up and failed to call and cancel which is rude to say the least. I found Dr. Short to be very accommodating, caring and has worked hard to find the root cause of my connective tissue disorder. She includes me on all options and formulating a plan. She sits down and doesn't make me feel rushed. She accepted me when all other rheumatologists refused stating my lab wasn't bad enough. I have zero complaints.
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We are extremely disappointed in Dr. Short's refusal to see my husband, a VETERAN, all because he cancelled an appointment a couple years ago and is now considered a new patient. We've jumped through hoops for months trying to get approval through TriWest and the VA. Made multiple calls to Dr. Short's office trying to get an appt. He's been without his medication and we were going to have to wait months to be seen anyway. Your office should have told us you would refuse to see him months ago!!
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No compassion, caring or professionalism from Dr. Short or her staff. I missed one appointment due to taking care of my husband who has battled a foot ulcer for 2 years & recently underwent a below the knee amputation. I called to make an appointment due to worsening symptoms & the nurse berated me for missing one appointment. When she finally asked me why I needed to come in she told me that it sounded like my pcp was taking care of everything & could adjust my medications.
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No compassion at all. Refuses to listen to anything that is longer than one sentence no matter how vital to your care it is. I felt like I had absolutely no say in my care and she completely disregarded 6 years of chronic illness as if they never happened because she didn't "see" it. All of the staff from check-in to nurses were cold and did not smile. Never calls with results just sends results in mail. I will never go back.
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Dr. Short is very compassionate and gentle - she listens to my concerns and gives me viable options - I have the highest confidence in her knowledge and abilities. I always feel that my health care is a partnership between Dr. Short & me - she never tries to force a decision or treatment on me but rather gives me options and makes accommodations for any concerns I have.
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