Forming an Effective Partnership with your Doctor

Most everything that is relevant to your health happens between visits with your doctor. Therefore, optimum health requires taking responsibility for your own health, and making good decisions that affect it. One good way to accomplish this is to have an effective relationship with your primary care physician. When this exists, you can ask questions […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Patients frequently ask me why they are having trouble losing weight.  It’s an incredibly common and frustrating issue for them.  They sometimes want a simpler, faster solution than the tried and true path of diet and exercise.  They may report continuing weight gain regardless of the diet they are on.  When asked about caloric intake, […]

Your Doctor is Always a phone call away

With Dr.SmithDirectCare, you can call his cell phone anytime to ask a question or make a request. One of the primary advantages of Direct Primary Care is having easy and rapid access to your doctor. We provide our cell phone number to all of our patients and encourage them to use it anytime it is […]

How can I start and maintain an exercise program?

A regular exercise program is a requirement for health.   Most of my patients admit that they do not keep up with a minimum level of exercise, at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on 5 out of 7 days of the week.  In addition, it is important to incorporate resistance exercises, with weights or machines, […]

Why Direct Primary Care (DPC)?

Why DPC? Direct Primary Care is a new concept in health care delivery and, in many ways, is a return to the times of yesteryear, when the community had a physician that they knew well, trusted, and could easily reach when needed.  The emphasis is on personal service, easy access, and spending plenty of time […]

What you should know about Vitamin D

We all think of vitamin D to build strong bones, but it has many other functions in the body as well.  Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is naturally present in only a few foods.  The good news is that your body can make it.  All you need is sunlight.  That is why vitamin […]

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Dr. Smith DirectCare

11908 Kanis Rd, Suite G-1

Little Rock, AR  72211