Dr. Richard Houk, MD


Rheumatology | Male

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.

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Patient Comments (5)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Wilford Hall Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Wilford Hall Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

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