Dr. Joseph Shanahan, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 51

Dr. Joseph Shanahan, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shanahan has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Rex Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shanahan to book an appointment.

Dr. Shanahan

Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy

2222 E Nc Highway 54 Ste 200 Durham, NC 27713
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shanahan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shanahan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shanahan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 405-2040.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Shanahan is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Shanahan is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Shanahan is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Lupus
Systemic Sclerosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
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Dr. Shanahan's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(919) 405-2040

Dr. Shanahan accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Shanahan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shanahan

3.6

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
31.147540983606557%
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No visit. Even though it says “accepting new patients”, you have to jump through hoops to get in. Receptionist seemed thrown by the fact she had to look up the name of patient who referred me, because I didn’t k is her birth date. Won’t call back.
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Dec 04, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Shanahan by a trusted friend. He was dismissive, condescending and did not follow through with anything he said he would. Don’t waste your time.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 28, 2021
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I found him and his PA dismissive and prejudicial. More than three months after initially contacting them and 2 months after the start of some very poor care I am finally getting treatment elsewhere.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 26, 2021
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In over 40 years of treatment, countless doctors failed to relieve my suffering and get my autoimmune issues under control. I was frustrated and at times angry. Those doctors were either poorly trained, had a terrible bedside manner, or simply didn’t listen to me. I suffered, I think, needlessly. It was only when my pulmonologist intervened and recommended Dr. Shanahan to me that I finally found the relief I desperately needed. From my first visit Dr. Shanahan’s staff genuinely friendly and, even better, highly competent. The camaraderie in his office is infectious and quickly puts me at ease. It is so obvious that Dr. Shanahan truly cares about his patients. He asks lots of insightful questions and listens – really listens – to what I tell him. In over two years now, he has never once cut me off mid-sentence. Happily, within months of that first visit, I felt like a kid again. My pain was under control, and I had energy to burn. He. Is. The. Best!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sharon McKelvey – Dec 18, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Shanahan's since his day's at Duke. I credit him for working to find the best treatment to control my Lupus and address the other medical issues I have. His honest and ernest devotion to his field of study and the care he has for his patients rate him at the top of the field in my book. He has been a true life changer for me, and I will continue to travel to seek his medical advice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cathy Hall – May 09, 2020
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go I saw 6 Rheumatologists before mtg DR. S! The one I saw in 2001 said I had 3-5 years to live. He said sorry those were the cards I had been dealt. The one I saw in 2007 was too overwhelmed by my case and sent me to Duke & that's were my life changed for the better, when I first met Dr. Joseph Shanahan When you have autoimmune diseases there are constant "battles" that you go through. Whatever adversity you face ILD, Scleroderma, Lupus, RA, You should trust Dr. J .Shanahan & his staff. Doc is Brilliant. I trust his knowledge as a rheumatologist/specialist. He is willing to go the extra mile to help his patients. He office is equipped with an infusion room, a research lab and a phlebotomist to check your blood work. His staff is fantastic! They help deal with the insurance companies and make sure your visit is fabulous. Sickness can be overwhelming & scary however Dr.Shanahan & his staff are able to bring comfort, love, & peace. Seeing how I spend so much time there I realize they are
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 28, 2020
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Love, love, love Dr. Shanahan! He has been my Rheumatologist for about 6 years treating me for Lupus. I love that he is so knowledgeable about Auto-Immune diseases and that he actually takes the time to listen to his patients which is extremely important. I've had nothing but positive experiences with his practice. I brag on him to other Lupus patients every chance I get. Highly recommended for those seeking a good Rheumatologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 15, 2020
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I've had RA for over 30 years and Dr Shanahan is by far the best Rheumatologist I have ever seen in the Triangle. He very smart, spends time with his patients, he's thorough and best of all, he has a great personality and manner. If you need a recommendation for surgery or to another specialist he knows where to direct you. His new office in Durham is very nice. The area for IV infusions is spacious and attractive. I have recommended him to many people who have said the same thing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Debi in Raleigh, NC – Feb 22, 2019
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I truly do not understand why me & my wife were treated disrespectfully. I would hope it's not because we are LGBT, because surely this dr is NOT as dumb & arrogant as he portrayed himself. I have Fibro, Spondylitis, Osteo, and Lymphadema. I took the time to bring him my records. He wouldn't listen, blew us off, told me there's nothing wrong w/ me, my Sx will go away on their own by age 50, and that he knows what he's talking about cause of his numerous conferences & knowledge. Dumbfounded!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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A. Williams in Raleigh, NC – Sep 11, 2018
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My initial office visit was outstanding. Dr. Shanahan has a very broad and comprehensive knowledge base, stronger than other providers in this specialty I have spoken with. He has a new and spacious office with ease access. The staff seemed especially efficient. Wait time was minimal. Overall, the entire experience as a new patient at his office was outstanding. I am confident he has the background needed to best guide my care and thankful another area physician referred me to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M.T. Scott in NC, NC – Aug 24, 2018
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I can't fathom how they run their practice. I was a patient for 3 years, THEY moved their practice & it made for a longer drive so I started looking into other options. I had to get my records sent so I could try to get an appt at a place closer to me. I explained I was not that was switching but weighing my options bc they other practice wouldn't talk to me with the records. When i called Shanahan back to schedule an appt & get refills they told me i was no longer a patient. I am dumbfounded!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tara in raleigh, NC – Aug 14, 2018
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Was dismissed from the practice after 5 years of being a patient due to owing $30.00. The kicker is that I called the office more than once to attempt to pay the bill, but they charged an expired credit card instead of the updated one that I gave them.
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Apr 25, 2018
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I saw 6 Rheumatologists before mtg DR. S! I saw one in 2001 who gave 5 years to live, said those were the cards I'd been dealt. I saw one in 2007 who was overwhelmed by my case & sent me to Dr. S where life changed for the better. Whatever adversity you face ILD, Scleroderma, Lupus, RA, You should trust Dr. S & his staff. Doc is Brilliant. I trust him as a rheumatologist & as a friend. His staff goes the extra mile with every patient & he puts his patients first! He gave me a better life!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Raleigh, NC – Sep 03, 2017
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I love being seen under Dr Shanahan. Right now I pay out of pocket to see him because I don't want to change doctors. I don't have the money really to do this but his office works with me to help cut down cost on his visits. (For example- what blood work needs to be done before his visits).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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April H in Raleigh, NC – May 03, 2017
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I saw Dr. Shanahan for several years and felt great under his care. He is very smart and rigorous. I had some issues communicating with him through his staff, but this is fairly common. People drive several hours to see Dr. Shanahan, an he is worth it.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 09, 2017
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I have been with Dr. Shanahan since he opened his practice, and he is at the top of my favorite doctors list. He is compassionate and caring, and never rushes through an appointment, taking whatever time I need to discuss any issues or questions. He takes a partnership approach, engaging me in decisions around my care. I can't say enough about good about him.....he's truly top notch!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam W. in Raleigh, NC – Jan 27, 2017
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I've referred him already to two of my friends with immunological disorders. I KNOW that if I didn't find him when I did, I wouldn't be in the shape I am in today. I have had lupus for 12 yrs and RA for two; along with a plethora of other tag-a-longs (raynauds, sjogrens, etc).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CR in Raleigh, NC – Feb 25, 2016
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I firmly believe that if I hadn't found Dr Shanahan 5 years ago, my health would be in a crisis state to this day. He is a compassionate provider, and is very thorough in his treatment and assessments. When I have had flare ups, his office staff has been receptive and helpful through the advice line. I have even known Shanahan to provide his cell number to patients with ongoing difficulties. I hope that I never have to move away from this area and this fabulous doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ShnnUVA in Apex, NC – Jan 12, 2016
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Ilove Dr. Sanahan and his staff. I believe if it wasn't for him i wouldn't be here today. I would Recommend Anybody to his office. Love u guys :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Shanahan, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shanahan has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Duke U Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Duke U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1997
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Shanahan frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Shanahan specializes.

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Dr. Shanahan's office is located at 2222 E Nc Highway 54 Ste 200, Durham, NC 27713. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy2222 E Nc Highway 54 Ste 200 Durham, NC 27713
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received