11400 Huron Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, United States


Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinolgy Center

Welcome to The Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

Welcome to The Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

Welcome to The Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinology CenterWelcome to The Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinology CenterWelcome to The Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

James Thrasher, MD. Ruth Clemmons, PA-C. Neelie Bean PA-C


Compassionate Healthcare

 Do you feel alone with your therapy or just can't get anybody to listen?  Our mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality care. We are dedicated to improving and maintaining your health and finding the latest therapies or technology to assist you to be able to better manage your disease.  

  • James Thrasher, MD, Fellow of the American College of Endocrinologists
  • Ruth Clemmons, PA-C
  • Neelie Bean, PA-C  


Experienced Specialty Endocrinology Professionals

We offer broad array of services geared identifying the proper diagnosis, development of a detailed care plan and utilizing the latest therapy for type 1 and type 2 diabetes along with adult, adolescent and pediatric endocrine disorders.  We are the leading center in Arkansas using technology such as insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring and the newest artificial pancreas systems and implanted CGM.  We have the largest diabetes research center in Arkansas and among the largest in the United States.  By participating in research, our clinicians have the insight to what is on the diabetes horizon and the experience with new therapies prior to being brought to the market and after. When experience matters call ADEC.!


A Personal Approach

Our goal is to improve and maintain your overall health and to empower you with an understanding of your condition and wellness plan.  We will spend time with you addressing your endocrine disorders and make sure you thoroughly understand you disease and offer you the best appropriate therapy for a successful improvement in your endocrine disorder. 

Our clinicians specializing in Diabetes,Endocrinology

James Thrasher, MD

Ruth Clemmons, PA-C

Ruth Clemmons, PA-C

James Thrasher BS in Biology and Chemistry Arkansas State University. MD from University of Arkansas

BS from Arkansas State University in Biology and Chemistry. MD from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Ruth Clemmons, PA-C

Ruth Clemmons, PA-C

Ruth Clemmons, PA-C

BS from Harding University. MS in Physician Assistant from Harding University

BS from Harding University.  MS in Physician Assistant Program from Harding University. 

Neelie Bean, PA-C

Ruth Clemmons, PA-C

Neelie Bean, PA-C

BS Ouachita University.  MS in Physician Assistant from Harding University

BS from Ouachita Baptist University. MS in Physician Assistant Program from Harding University.

NCQA Diabetes Recognized Physician


James Thrasher, MD

"James Thrasher M.D., has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Recognition Program” 

From the President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance

 “For a person with diabetes, the right clinician can make the difference between living with diabetes as opposed to suffering from diabetes” said Margaret E. O’Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance. “By earning recognition, Dr. James Thrasher has demonstrated that he provides effective, evidence-based care to his patients with diabetes.” 

Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)

NCQA developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) to provide clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care. This voluntary program is designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes. Those who achieve DRP Recognition show their peers, patients and others in the Diabetes community that they are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for their skill in providing the highest-level diabetes care. 

NCQA Recognition Programs

NCQA is the leader in health care accreditation. From physicians to health insurance companies, NCQA is the top health care accreditation organization.

• NCQA recognizes the vital role clinicians play in advancing quality.

 • The Recognition Programs assess whether clinicians and practices support the delivery of high-quality care

 • The Recognition Programs are built on evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical standards of care. 

The Best Endocrinologists in Little Rock

Dr. James Thrasher has been named one of "3 Top Endocrinologist in Little Rock"

As seen on Three Best Rated webpage,

Dr. James Thrasher has been  "Handpicked Top 3 Endocrinologists in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!"

Call for an appointment today!



Top Doctors 2020 Arkansas Life

James Thrasher, MD Top Endocrinologist

Dr. Thrasher was voted as Top Endocrinology 2020 in Arkansas Life.  This is voted by the people of Arkansas. We are grateful to those who who voted him for this honor!

Learn More

Read the list of Top Doctors 2020 in the January edition of Arkansas Life

How We Help


Diabetes Clinical Research Center (Medical Investigations, Inc)

We have many ongoing clinical research trials in the field of diabetes involving new oral and injected therapies trying to get on the market, current therapy used for a new indication and insulin delivery devices (insulin pumps) and obesity trials. The physicians and PA's are overseeing all aspects of the trials as they are ongoing you will be followed through the process by our dedicated team of research coordinators,  Lesa Thrasher, CCRP. Spencer Francis, CCRP, and Amanda Frazier, CCRP from the research staff .  If interested call and ask for RESEARCH. 



Insulin Pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems, Implanted CGM and Artificial Pancreas Systems

We are the leading center in Arkansas for insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring and artificial pancreas systems.  We were the first center in Arkansas and only 1 of 8 centers in the United States to place patients on the Medtronic 670G (hybrid closed loop) artificial pancreas prior to it coming to the market. The JDRF called this “A life-changing breakthrough.” “This device will mean peace of mind, in knowing a person will be in normal blood sugar range a great majority of the time,”   We are the only center  in Arkansas that is currently using the Medtronic Advanced Hybrid Closed Loop in clinical research in adults, adolescents and children down to 7 years old.  We are also studying Extended wear infusion sets (up to 7 days) and smart pen devices to track insulin usage and compliance.  We are the first center in Arkansas to implant the 90 day Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitor.  We are proud to be the leader in bringing technology, research and medicine to our state. 

The doctors and PA's here at ADEC provide comprehensive training and support for insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). We have the equipment and expertise to interpret the data supplied by the insulin pump or CGM to get the most benefit for your diabetes control. If you are in need of this technology or are seeking improved results from your current device, we are the clinic to help you get better control of your diabetes. 

Dr. Thrasher currently is in high demand to train other doctors, PA's, NP's, Pharmacists and  CDE's on how to use this rapidly changing technology, both nationally and internationally. 


Chronic Endocrine disorders we treat at ADEC

You can rely on us to treat all of your chronic endocrine needs such as:

  •  Diabetes
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
  • Thyroid disorders
    • Hypothyroid
    • Hyperthyroid
    • Thyroid nodules
    • Thyroid cancer
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Testosterone

clinical research Trials that Dr. Thrasher and his PA's have

Dr. Thrasher's Research Trials (docx)


Dr. Thrasher's Research Trials (pdf)


Our front desk Staff


Tonya and Gerri

When you call our front desk or to make an appointment you will be speaking to one of these two wonderful ladies.  Tonya and Gerri have been at ADEC , well, a long time.  They make sure your visit flows smoothly and will greet you with a warm and friendly smile.   You will also see them after your visit, on your way out, to schedule your next appointment.  Let them know if your were pleased with our service! 

Call to speak with Tonya or Gerri to make an appointment today


Contact Dr. Thrasher's Clinic

Please send us a message or call us for an appointment (501) 666-3666

Feel free to fax any documents to (501) 666-2535

Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

11400 Huron Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, United States



Open today

08:00 am – 04:30 pm

All clinic visits are by appointment only

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 12:30pm

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11400 Huron Lane. West on Rodney Parham from I-430


You've arrived at the right place!

Take Rodney Parham west off I430, south on Shackleford then take the second right on Merrill Dr.  Turn left at the first stop sign onto Huron Ln. We are just past the curve opposite the Post Office.  11400 Huron Lane,  Little Rock

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Get your visits from your home during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are doing all visits via telemedicine. Stay home, safe but let us check in on you without risking a clinic visit.


Due to the concern over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and for the safety of our patients and employees, our office will be converting from face to face visits to Telemedicine visits Wednesday , March 18, 2020. This decision comes at the suggestion from the CDC that we all start to practice social distancing. The purpose of schools, churches, amusement parks, offices, etc closing is to limit exposure to the virus that to date has no vaccine, no cure, and limited treatments for people. The risk of exposure outweighs the benefit of continuing to see our typical patients with diabetes and autoimmune disorders.

Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued an emergency proclamation suspending the Telemedicine Act of Arkansas. This allows us to establish a professional relationship if we have access to a patient’s personal health record using a technology deemed appropriate including telephone. This will even apply to new patients that we have records from their health care providers. 

We will be providing two options:

1. You will receive an email with a link to our telehealth service if you have a computer/tablet/smartphone with Chrome or Firefox browser capabilities with video and audio.
You can test this and watch a YouTube video demonstration.

For Dr Thrasher, his PA’s Ruth Clemmons or Neelie Bean

2. If you do not have the above capabilities we will conduct the visit by phone.

If you have diabetes please look for a post instructions to upload your insulin pump or CGM. If you take insulin, injections or oral medications we will need to be able to review your blood glucose readings. Be prepared to send them to us or have them available to go over with you during your telemedicine visits. If you have not been checking your blood glucose now is the time to start doing it. 

If you usually get lab we are trying to delay this for the next 14 days of the CDC social distancing guidelines with the exception extreme urgency.

For after hours emergency contact with our doctors they can be reached through the Arkansas Medical Exchange 501-663-6900. All non-emergency and refill messages to our office will be answered the following business day.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this closure will cause our patients. At ADEC, our patients are our top priority!! Everyone stay home, safe and healthy!