2022 AMP Faces of Arkansas
2022 Face of Orthopedics: Conway Regional
Jay Howell, MD, Conway Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center
Who or what has been a source of inspiration for you?
I have several family members in medicine who encouraged me to explore the field. I realized that medicine was the best way for me to most effectively use the brain God gave me.
Where did you receive your education and how long have you been working in your field?
I completed medical school at UAMS in Little Rock. I began a five-year residency in orthopedics at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Penn. After completing my residency, I completed a one-year surgical fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.
I have practiced in Faulkner County since August 2011. I moved here with my wife, Hannah, and our 1–year-old baby after I completed my fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery.
Describe your organization.
Conway Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is a thriving orthopedics and sports medicine practice. Our providers at the clinic use the latest technology to enhance the care we provide to our patients, including Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery for knee and hip replacements.
Is there a public education issue that you feel passionate about?
Many problems can occur with late diagnosis. I would encourage people to get evaluated as soon as possible when they notice something is wrong. At Conway Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center, we offer urgent care services, allowing patients to be seen by a provider without an appointment. Patients can walk in and receive an initial evaluation. It’s hard to know if something’s broken based on what it feels like or looks like; you need an X-ray.
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