Welcome to Low Country Rheumatology

With Three Convenient Locations in Summerville, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant, SC

Our goal at Low Country Rheumatology is to provide our patients with timely, caring service of the highest quality. As Board Certified Rheumatologists with years of clinical experience, we are qualified to manage all connective tissue diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis; all forms of arthritis including gout, pseudogout, and osteoarthritis; bone disorders such as osteoporosis; and musculoskeletal disorders. We take great pride in the relationships that we have established with our patients and the ability to give a personal approach to difficult problems.

Articularis Healthcare Group values professional membership, continuing education and teamwork. This video, produced by the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP), a division of the American College of Rheumatology, captures the importance of membership as we take an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of rheumatic disease.

Low Country Rheumatology is a private medical practice specializing in diagnosing and managing rheumatologic disorders. Our provider team consists of medical professionals with years of clinical and research experience that are dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients to aid in improving their health.

We also offer the convenience of having our own digital x-ray and research departments, infusion suite, and phlebotomy lab which allows out patients to receive their full spectrum of treatment right in our office. Our board of certified physicians strive to provide the highest quality of healthcare services to our patients and community.

Happy Retirement, Dr. Legerton!

Retiring August 31, 2023 | 37 Years of Service

Dr. Chip Legerton is a native of Charleston, SC and joined Low Country Rheumatology, a member of Articularis Healthcare, in 2002. Dr. Legerton has served as one of Low Country Rheumatology’s Medical Directors, as Principal Investigator for clinical research, and an active member in the medical community.

He served as President of the Charleston County Medical Society and was listed as one of the Best Doctors in America. While on the faculty at MUSC from 1992-2002, he was actively involved in clinical patient care, graduate education, and clinical research. He also served as President of the Medical Staff at the MUSC hospitals.

We thank Dr. Legerton for his many years of service and for playing an active role in the community. Congratulations on achieving a well-deserved milestone and serving a long and distinguished career in medicine. We wish you the very best in your next chapter of retirement. You will be greatly missed!

Clarence W. Legerton III, M.D.

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September 2019 marks the 4th Annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM), a national awareness event sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks™. RDAM was created to raise awareness about the 100+ conditions under the umbrella of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases are painful autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that cause the immune system to attack a person’s joints, muscles, bones, and/or organs. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, gout, scleroderma, and psoriatic arthritis are some of the most commonly known. Chances are, if you don’t have a rheumatic disease, you know somebody who does. More than 54 million American adults – one in four – have been diagnosed with one. Learn more at SimpleTasks.org!

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