Becoming a Patient

Make an Appointment

New patient appointments can usually be scheduled within two weeks of the initial request for an appointment. It is advisable for patients to be seen as quickly as possible, preferably before receiving treatment elsewhere. This maximizes treatment options for the best possible outcome.

Chrissy Adams

Chrissy Adams
New Patient Intake Coordinator

If I am an individual with Myeloma, how do I become a patient of the Myeloma Institute?  You or your physician may contact us via phone at:

501-686-7105 or

1-888-MYELOMA(693-5662) or

You may also use our secure web form to submit information.

When you call, please have as much information as possible (e.g., diagnosis and date of diagnosis; chemotherapy history; referring physician’s name, address, phone number, fax number; your insurance policy information).

The assistant who takes your call will send you a packet of information about the Myeloma Institute. Included with the packet are maps and a list of area hotels. One of the Myeloma Institute nurses may call you or your physician if there is  specific medical information that needs to be discussed prior to your appointment. We will advise you and your physician about medical records that should be brought with you on your first visit. Your records from prior treatment are useful in the process of making a diagnosis and outlining a treatment plan. We  will keep your physician informed about the progress of your  care at the Myeloma Institute.

April Johnson New Patient Intake Coordinator

April Johnson
New Patient Intake Coordinator

If I am a physician, how do I refer a patient to the Institute?  You may contact us via phone at:

 501-686-7105 or

1-888-MYELOMA (693-5662)

You may also use our secure web form to submit information.

How will my doctor at home be kept up to date about my treatment at the Myeloma Institute?
Myeloma Institute physicians work in close collaboration with patients’ local doctors. Reports based on clinic visits and inpatient hospitalizations are sent to local doctors on a regular basis. In addition, local doctors can view patient progress information through MDLink, a Web-based program that allows local doctors access to their patients’ UAMS treatment results in a timely and secure manner.

What if I live outside the United States?

More than 200 patients from more than 50 countries around the world have come to the Myeloma Institute for cutting edge treatment. We have an integrated approach to helping international patients plan their visit to the Myeloma Institute.  Skilled professionals assist our international patients with language services, travel, lodging, and financial arrangements.

You may contact one of the following for assistance:

Jane Corley, Patient Coordinator for Special Services – 501-686-7133 or corleyelizabethj@uams.edu
Kristen Hooper, Financial Coordinator for Special Services – 501-526-6229 or kbhooper@uams.edu