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Ann Riggs

InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentInternal Med, College of Medicine
DivisionInternal Med General Medicine
AddressG135 Institute on Aging
3201 Springhill Drive
Mail Slot # 748
North Little Rock AR 72117
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    Ann Riggs, M.D., C.M.D., is a geriatrician at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is also a Professor in the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, College of Medicine, at UAMS, where she serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Medical Director of the Geriatric Community Based Programs. Riggs earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She served two residencies, one in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota, and one in primary care at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, and is credentialed as a certified medical director for nursing homes. Prior to her appointment at UAMS, she was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and George Washington University. In addition to her work at UAMS, Riggs is a consultant for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. She also serves on several national committees for the American Medical Directors Association, a professional organization for the advancement of nursing home medicine. Riggs' interest lie in improving care at the end of life, frailty and nursing home medicine.

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    P20RR020146     (GARCIA-RILL, EDGAR E.)Sep 16, 2004 - Apr 30, 2014
    Center for Translational Neuroscience
    Role: Co-Investigator

    P01AG012411     (GRIFFIN, SUE TILTON)Jun 1, 1995 - May 31, 2021
    Early Events in Alzheimer Pathogenesis
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Bachu AK, Bachu R, Mousa H, Ashraf S, Riggs A. Causes of Cognitive Decline and Dementia in a Young Patient. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2023 06 06; 25(3). PMID: 37310316.
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    2. Hinson AM, Wilkerson BM, Rothman-Fitts I, Riggs AT, Stack BC, Bodenner DL. Hyperparathyroidism Associated with Long-Term Proton Pump Inhibitors Independent of Concurrent Bisphosphonate Therapy in Elderly Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2070-3. PMID: 26415604.
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    3. Middleton L, Stack BC, Riggs AT, Bodenner DL. Vitamin D deficiency: a simple algorithm employing weekly administration of 50,000 IU of vitamin D. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 35(2):85-8. PMID: 24418686.
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    4. Frank RW, Middleton L, Stack BC, Spencer HJ, Riggs AT, Bodenner DL. Conservative management of thyroglobulin-positive, nonlocalizable thyroid carcinoma. Head Neck. 2014 Feb; 36(2):155-7. PMID: 23728951.
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    5. Mendiratta P, Wei JY, Gomez A, Podrazik P, Riggs AT, Rycus P, Gossett J, Prodhan P. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the elderly: a review of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry. ASAIO J. 2013 May-Jun; 59(3):211-5. PMID: 23644606.
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    6. Rothman IN, Middleton L, Stack BC, Bartel T, Riggs AT, Bodenner DL. Incidence of diffuse FDG uptake in the thyroid of patients with hypothyroidism. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Oct; 268(10):1501-4. PMID: 21327732.
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    7. Bodenner D, Spencer T, Riggs AT, Redman C, Strunk B, Hughes T. A retrospective study of the association between megestrol acetate administration and mortality among nursing home residents with clinically significant weight loss. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2007 Jun; 5(2):137-46. PMID: 17719516.
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    8. Bodenner D, Redman C, Riggs A. Teriparatide in the management of osteoporosis. Clin Interv Aging. 2007; 2(4):499-507. PMID: 18225450.
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    9. Hamid Z, Riggs A, Spencer T, Redman C, Bodenner D. Vitamin D deficiency in residents of academic long-term care facilities despite having been prescribed vitamin D. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007 Feb; 8(2):71-5. PMID: 17289534.
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    10. Riggs A. Controlling pain in the elderly: careful treatment can prevent suffering, improve quality of life. J Ark Med Soc. 2003 Dec; 100(6):192-3. PMID: 14661400.
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    11. Riggs A. Pressure ulcers lead to increased mortality, liability. Prevention, treatment require planning, teamwork. J Ark Med Soc. 2003 Nov; 100(5):160-1. PMID: 14606223.
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    12. Riggs A. Medication and the elderly: avoiding the pitfalls of polypharmacy. J Ark Med Soc. 2002 Jul; 99(1):16-7. PMID: 12085694.
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