Dr. Joseph Shanahan, MD

Dr. Joseph Shanahan, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Shanahan, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

10208 Cerny St Ste 301

Raleigh, NC 27617

Contact Information

(919) 405-2040

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Duke U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Duke U Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shanahan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shanahan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shanahan to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Shanahan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Raleigh, NC |
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!!
in Raleigh, NC |
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).
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.
in Raleigh, NC |
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!
in Raleigh, NC |
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).
in Apex, NC |
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.
in apex, nc |
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 :)
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Dr. Shanahan accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shanahan has admitting privileges

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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