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Integrative Medicine

Betsy Hendricks MD

at the AR Center



About Betsy Hendricks MD

My name is Betsy Hendricks and I am a Medical Doctor.  I attended college at UCA and graduated with Highest Honors in Biology.  My minor fields of study were Computer Science, Mathematics and Physical Science.

I completed Medical School at UAMS in Little Rock.  I finished my residency in Family Medicine in June of 1998.  During my 3rd (and final) year of residency, I was a Chief Resident.  I attended the 1997 American Academy of Family Physicians‘ Annual Scientific Conference as a Resident Scholar.  When I completed residency, I was presented with the Resident Teaching Award and named the Outstanding Graduating Resident of my residency program.

My dream, while going to medical school and working as a resident, was to someday have a Holistic Medical practice.  In light of this dream, I chose to use my elective time as a resident to study natural therapies.  My lectures and presentations to the Family Medicine faculty and residents were always on nutritional or other natural medicine topics.

From July until December of 1998, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UAMS.  

I continue to learn, not only conventional medicine, but also natural and holistic medicine.  I attend medical conferences highlighting pharmaceutical solutions as well as conferences focusing on supporting the body‘s healing process in the most natural way possible.  I study functional medicine - how is the body supposed to work and what do we need to do to support the body in healing?  What do we need to do to remove the obstacles to healing?

I also learn from my patients.  I have learned more about fibromyalgia from my patients that from all my years of medical training.  I have learned about the significant role of gluten intolerance in many chronic illnesses from a Gluten Intolerant group who asked me to be a guest speaker at one of their monthly meetings.

I don't have all the answers, but like many of you, am continuing to look for these answers.  We can look for these answers together.

Old Study

I am always learning and sometimes I write.  I write posts for my Patreon page and I wrote a book about a combination of factors that can contribute to Autism and other chronic illnesses. Click on the book image to learn more!

Areas of Interest

  • Fibromyalgia

  • ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • EDS (Ehlers -Danlos Syndrome)

  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

  • POTS

  • Medical conditions seen in people with Autism

  • Long Covid

  • Multi-System Chronic Inflammatory Conditions (which generally includes all of the above)

  • NOTE: Some people will have more than one of the above conditions.  Many will also have one or more auto-immune conditions.

Insurance Policy

Insurance Policy

Dr Hendricks and the AR Center are not in-network with any insurance company.

Patients receive a Clinic Receipt with the medical billing codes.  Patients may be able to submit this to their insurance company.

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