Dr. Richard Houk, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Richard Houk, MD
Dr. Richard Houk, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Little Rock, AR. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

10001 Lile Dr

Little Rock, AR 72205

Contact Information

(501) 227-8000

Dr. Richard Houk, MD

Dr. Richard Houk, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


Read More


  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Wilford Hall Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Wilford Hall Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Houk has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Houk's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houk to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Houk's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Little Rock, AR |
Dr. Houk saved my life over 10 years ago and has been helping me ever since. He is more than a Doctor. He listens and understands what you are saying and knows how to fix the problem. Even if it is sending you to another doctor that can better understand and help you. I feel like he truly cares for me. He doesn't rush. He is very thorough. I will recommend him to everyone.
in Sherwood ar |
Absolutely the best rheumatologist. He really listens to his patients and provides the highest level of care!
Decatur, IL |
For those looking for Dr. Houk - he will be opening a practice around the end of July. You may find his updated contact information by going to the Directory page of the Arkansas State Medical Board website. He has been my rheumatologist for 20 years and is an amazing physician. I'm so glad I finally found him again!
in Pine Bluff, AR |
Dr. Houk has taken care of me for over 20 years, and I was on a stable prescription to balance my fibromyalgia, arthritis, and gout. I was not informed that he was no longer at the clinic until I called to have lyrica refilled. Then I was told by the nurse that "he is no longer here and you need to see your primary care physician" So I went to my PCP and got the prescription and the pharmacy is not filling it because they want to reach Dr, Houk. I wish I knew where to find him.
North Little Rock, AR |
I absolutely love Dr. Houk!! He's a wonderful doctor!! Very caring, professional & compassionate. I'm extremely upset & sadden to hear he is no longer at LRDC. I highly recommend him as a rheumatologist!
Russellville, AR |
This doctor is awesome!! I have been a patient if his over 20 years and I am very happy with the treatment he has given me.
in Star City, AR |
Dr Houk is a gentle and kind doctor. He has treated me for 20 years and has brought me from the onset of my RA to the top of the ladder medication wise. All with the goal of keeping me from being in extreme pain and to minimize damage to my joints. He shares his life and yours. He is family. My husband and I both cried when told dr Houk had left. My husband has never met dr Houk but he knew how much he had done for me. I have only best wishes and warm thoughts for Dr. Houk BarbaraA
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Dr. Houk accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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