Welcome to Cape Fear Arthritis Care
Where Patients Come First
Our utmost concern is to keep all of our patients and staff safe. Please adhere to this message:
Have recently traveled out of the country or had close contact with someone who has recently traveled out of the country
Have been exposed to someone who is being tested or has tested positive for Coronavirus
Have any of these symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Please contact our office before coming in.
Office number: 910-679-3212
Thank you for helping us all be safe.
We are continuing to closely monitor federal, state, and local health advisories regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus, COVID-19. Our practice continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to safeguard the health and well-being of our team members and patients. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, a cough, fever, flu-like symptoms, or have traveled outside of the country in the past 14 days you should remain home and request telehealth visit instead. After completing the check-in process with our receptionist, patients are welcome to wait in their cars. We ask that you leave any nonessential guests not receiving care at home. Please visit our website for regular updates.
Cape Fear Arthritis Care is committed to providing superior, state-of-the-art medical treatment in a safe, caring environment while respecting the needs, rights, and dignity of every patient.
David H. Snow, MD
Cara Bailey, PA-C
Cara is a certified Physician Assistant. Born and raised in Raleigh, she received her physician assistant degree from East Carolina.
As a Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Snow is qualified to manage all forms of arthritis including Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis and gout; connective tissue diseases including lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren’s disease, polymyositis, and scleroderma; inflammation of blood vessels such as vasculitis; osteoporosis; and various musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, and soft tissue disorders. He believes in taking a state-of-the-art, innovative approach to treating the root cause of aches and pains from these conditions – not just the symptoms – and wants each patient to know that Cape Fear Arthritis Care is the practice that cares.
Arthritis & Autoimmune Disorders
Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks and damages the organs and tissue of its own tissue. No one is sure exactly what causes autoimmune diseases but we know the immune system loses self tolerance. The classic sign of an autoimmune disease is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling.
Conditions We Treat
Inflammatory arthritis affects over 10 million people in the United States each year. It is a group of diseases characterized by inflammation of the joints and often other tissues. These include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) among others.
Gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid – also known as hyperuricemia. This can cause needle-like crystals to be deposited in the joints. Your body’s immune system reacts to this buildup of uric acid crystals by activating certain inflammatory cells, causing the pain associated with a gout attack.
Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, is a condition in which the bones become weak and brittle. When bones are affected by osteoporosis, they become porous and fragile. This makes bones less dense, weaker and susceptible to breaking. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. There are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.
An ultrasound scan, also known as sonography, is a medical exam that uses high-frequency sound waves, not radiation, to obtain live images from the inside of your body. Ultrasound exams allow providers to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision.
A physical therapist (PT) can help you get moving safely and effectively. Physical therapists are licensed professionals with graduate degrees and clinical experience who examine, diagnose and treat or help prevent conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life
Oils, Lotions & Bath Salts
Our products are formulated with 100% Pure Essential Oils and natural plant-based ingredients to bring you REAL aromatherapy body care. We care about you and our planet and formulate all our body care with: NO Parabens, NO Artificial colors, NO Petroleum products, NO Synthetic fragrances & NO parfums, NO Animal testing, 100% Vegetarian ingredients.
1003 Olde Waterford Way
Leland, NC 28451