At Cape Fear Arthritis Care, we understand that pain and injuries get in the way of life’s special moments, adventures, and simple pleasures. This is why we offer a different approach to aches and pains by providing combined treatment plans of physical therapy and mineral infusions. These services compliment traditional treatment options to give you the best possible outcome so you can enjoy today.
We are centrally and accessibly located minutes from downtown Wilmington, NC, in Leland at the entrance to the Waterford of the Carolinas home community. Our newly-renovated space – with a modern, comfortable lobby, soothing colors, and a water feature – reflect of our commitment to patient care that delivers the best treatment option while relieving pain and managing patient anxiety.
Our fully certified, secure, paperless electronic health records system allows patients to access lab results and other important health information online.
David H. Snow, MD
Dr. Snow is a Board Certified Rheumatologist. He received his medical degree from The University of Toledo College of Medicine in 1990, completed Residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital in 1993 and Fellowship in Rheumatology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 1995. He has been in private practice since.
Dr. Snow has been married to his wife Daphne since 1990. They have three children. He loves to spend time with his family- snowboarding, boating, biking enjoying the outdoors. He is very dedicated to supporting his community, high school athletics, Arthritis Foundation Walk and his church and the church youth group. He is the co-chair of the Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. In 2013, he was named the Medical Honoree for the Arthritis walk. His professional memberships include American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and North Carolina Rheumatology Association (NCRA), of which he served as treasurer.
Cara Bailey, PA-C
Cara Bailey is a certified Physician Assistant, born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her physician assistant degree from East Carolina University in December of 2014. She spent four wonderful years here on the North Carolina coast completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at UNCW.
She is thrilled to return to this beautiful area to serve the patients at Cape Fear Arthritis Care. Cara has always been passionate about rheumatology patients, as she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at a young age. She desires to use her personal experience in order to relate to and care for her patients in a unique way.
In her free time, she loves to spend time with family, friends, and her Australian shepherd puppy. She also enjoys playing volleyball and basketball, going to the beach, and traveling to places where the weather is always warm.
Richard Ulstad, PA-C
Richard Ulstad is a Certified Physician Assistant in the Wilmington area in private practice for the past 20 years. With accumulated decades of provider experience, including in Orthopedics and Internal Medicine, and as a Certified Clinical Bone Densitometrist treating and preventing osteoporosis and osteopenia, he is very excited to be part of the Rheumatological family here at Cape Fear Arthritis Care!
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and after graduating from Gilmour Academy, he accrued extensive medical training at The University of Rochester in New York. He was honored a full scholarship via the National Health Service Core to Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1999 to complete the PA Medical Program. Furthermore, he has fortified leadership roles in city, state, and national societies.
Personally, he has been married to his wife Melissa, also a Physician Assistant, since 2003, and they have two children, Jack 14 and Alex 12. He sincerely loves Southeastern North Carolina and also thrives on devoting his time to coaching his kids AAU basketball teams, doing any outdoor activities year round, and traveling.
Abbey McClanahan, PT, DPT
Dr. McClanahan received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Liberty University in 2010. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2013.
Her areas of interest include general rheumatologic and orthopedic conditions, fall risk and gait and balance, as well as sports medicine rehabilitation. She also has worked patients with post-concussion symptoms and worked with Liberty University Division 1 Athletics and Club Sports as a part of their Sports Medicine Team.
She enjoys home design, DIY, and crafting in her free time along with spending time with her husband, Daniel and son, Owen.