A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in rheumatic diseases, or problems that affect the joints, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. Rheumatic diseases are caused by inflammation and swelling in joints or muscles. This can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for those who suffer from it. Almost any joint in the body can be affected and because of the complexity of the diseases, it is important to see a specialist.
Johnston Health is proud to have the only full-time rheumatologist in Johnston County on our medical staff. Anshul M. Rao, MD, is now serving patients at offices in Smithfield and Clayton.