Temekis Hampton is a certified family nurse practitioner who specializes in nephrology. She has worked in the UAMS system since 2002. She started her current role in the Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Nephrology in 2016. Her care primarily focuses on chronic kidney disease (stages 3, 4 & 5), anemia management, dialysis, and patient education.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Central Arkansas, Master of Public Health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Nationally certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Professional organization membership includes the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
- Spending time with family
What do you like about nephrology?
I love that nephrology impacts the whole body. It is complicated but I have learned so much in this area and continue to learn more each day. Each day is a different experience, so it never gets dull. You continually challenge yourself. I also get to know my patients very well, especially dialysis patients that I may see several times per week. This helps build relationships and communication.
Why Little Rock?
I am originally from southern Arkansas. Little Rock, and specifically UAMS, is the best place for me to grow and accomplish my professional goals and aspirations.