Appalachian Regional Rheumatology Opening July 15th

Boone, NC (July 10, 2013) – Do you suffer with arthritis? You are not alone, the Center for Disease Control reports that there are currently over 50 million people diagnosed with a form of arthritis.


Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is pleased to announce an answer to this growing concern in the High Country by reopening the Appalachian Regional Rheumatology practice on July 15. The practice will focus on the treatment of arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints and osteoporosis.

Dr. Logan

Dr. James Logan


Robert Johnston, Director of Operations for Appalachian Regional Medical Associates said, “We are extremely happy to reopen Appalachian Regional Rheumatology because it offers a convenient location for patients to access quality care.”


The practice, which closed temporarily in December last year due to retiring physicians, is happy to announce the arrival of Dr. James Logan.


Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as a Rheumatologist, Dr. Logan specializes in diagnosing, treating and medically managing patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Dr. Logan received his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at the University of Arkansas and a Rheumatology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Logan joins ARHS with 22 years of experience, most recently as a member of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital Hot Springs located in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


Dr. Logan shared that he is “thrilled to be in the High Country and looks forward to partnering with his patients and area physicians to make life better.”


For more information about Appalachian Regional Rheumatology call 828-263-5506 or visit


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