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Dr. Cornelius B Thomas Jr has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
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.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Hip Osteoarthritis
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I will start by saying ive been to numerous Dr's all kinds of specialist 2 other Rheumatologist and all I ever got was you have Fibromyalgia or we cant figure out what is going on.. I was so ready to give up and just let depression win over! I decided to pray and ask God to please send me to a Dr that would actually listen to me. I went online and found Dr C.B. Thomas I thought well my youngest son is named Thomas and he was born at this hospital maybe God wants me to try him. I went to the alter at church on Sunday before my appt on Monday and prayed to God to please give this Dr the knowledge to help me or fix me. I arrived and his staff made me feel like I had been coming there for yrs and they were just as sweet as they could be I arrived @ 9:30 and didn't leave until after 1:00 but this time was not spent just sitting in the lobby waiting this time was spent talking to Dr Thomas and having xrays and blood work. Dr Thomas actually listened to me and asked me questions I had never been asked. He decided he wanted to put me on steroids for 9 days to see if that helped with my symptoms. I have never been given steroids to see if it helped with my symptoms so I was hopeful we were on the right track. I had to take my temp for a week before starting the steroids because I have run a low grade temp for several years. I have always tested negative for all the autoimmune disorders, so I did this and started the steroids and it was like a miracle I didn't have half as much pain my joints didnt swell or hardly ached at all. I went for my follow up appt and Dr Thomas finally said I have arthritis and he started me on a low dose of steroids daily and we will discuss a Rheumatoid medicine in a month or so he just wants to make sure the steroids help me before we start those types medication. I do also have Fibromyalgia I am so thankful that this sweet sweet Dr was sent to me. If you have problems that you cant find answers for he will do everything in his power to find an answer not just pass it off as nothing!
45 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Cornelius B Thomas Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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