North Carolina Physician Directory
As a public service, the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, is pleased to make this referral list available to aid persons who wish to seek the assistance of a doctor specializing in the diagnosis or treatment of lupus.
We are not able to evaluate the professional qualification and competence of individual physicians included on this list. The inclusion of a particular physician on this list should not be interpreted as a representation by us concerning that physician's competence or qualifications.
This list primarily includes specialists in rheumatic diseases, called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 100 rheumatic diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Physicians in this specialty are first board-certified (have passed the exam) in such areas as internal medicine or pediatrics and have then completed additional accredited training in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Some physicians may also have passed another specialty exam in rheumatology and be board certified in rheumatology or pediatric rheumatology.
Additionally, this list includes other specialists that may commonly treat lupus patients. People with lupus may require the services of several doctors at the same time due to the fact that lupus can involve many body systems. These include physicians who are board-certified by the designated boards in family practice, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, dermatology, nephrology, cardiology, etc. Physicians who are board-certified have passed a special examination in their specialty.
To request a Physician Referral List for your county, please call our toll-free helpline at 704-716-5640 or complete our online contact us form.