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About Dr. Clarence W Legerton III
Dr. Clarence W Legerton III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in North Charleston, SC. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Legerton is affiliated with Roper Hospital and East Cooper Regional Medical Center. Dr. Legerton has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Clarence W Legerton III has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I feel like I'm herded in and out like cattle. It seems like you're just there to move as many patients through as possible, to make the most money. He doesn't actually listen to what the patient is saying, and speaks way too fast back at them...to a fault. He would not get my reccomendation due to his abrupt attitude and speaking to his patients as if they are his children.
I have been seeing Dr Legerton for a number of years. He diagnosed me acurately for a problem that other doctors could not seem to pinpoint at all. He cares very much about how the whole patient feels, what is going on in his/her life, level of pain and also understands. Before you leave his office he wants to make sure he understands you and that you understand your treatment and when and why you will take certain medications. Other than having an occasionally long wait time, I am very pleased with Dr. Legerton, his practice and his staff.
Dr. Legerton is one of the most caring physicians I have ever known. He not only spends time talking with his patients, he listens intently to what they have to say as well. Although I usually have to wait longer in his office to see him, I don't mind like I do in other offices because I know he is spending time with someone else who needs him too.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Legerton is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
32 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Clarence W Legerton III accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS South Carolina
- BCBS South Carolina
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsLowcountry Rheumatology, 2860 Tricom St Ste A, North Charleston, SC
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