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Dr. Richard Houk, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Houk

Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic

10001 Lile Dr Little Rock, AR 72205

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Dr. Richard Houk, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(501) 227-8000

Dr. Houk accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Houk's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houk treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houk treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houk treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houk treats this condition more than 100% of his 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
Autoimmune Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houk treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houk treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houk's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • 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
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Houk, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

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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.
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Absolutely the best rheumatologist. He really listens to his patients and provides the highest level of care!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic

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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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