Diagnosing and treating patients isn’t enough for Dr. Jeffrey Neal; his goal is to find permanent relief for them. That means spending much of his time as a Principle Investigator for clinical trials at Bluegrass Community Research, where his team works tirelessly to find innovative new treatment methods for rheumatology patients all over the world.
Dr. Neal’s Educational and Work Experience Background
After graduating from West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Neal began his residency in Internal Medicine at Charleston Area Medical Center. This is where he was first introduced to the science of Rheumatology as a senior resident.
Realizing that rheumatology was the specialty he loved the most, he accepted a Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Louisville.
He currently holds the following licenses and certificates:
- American Board of Internal — Medicine Certified in Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal — Medicine Certified in Rheumatology
- KY State Medical License —Active through 2018
Today, Dr. Neal is also affiliated with Baptist Health Lexington.
Rheumatology: The Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases
What does a rheumatologist do? As a board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Neal diagnoses and treats arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus and other rheumatic diseases of the joints, soft tissue, and connective tissue.
In his work as a Principle Investigator at Bluegrass Community Research, Dr. Neal leads research teams in a variety of clinical trials aimed at finding new ways of treating a variety of rheumatic conditions.
Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Neal
Ready to get to know Dr. Neal on a more personal basis? We hope that this recent interview will help you see firsthand what makes Dr. Neal a better doctor.
What was your life aspiration growing up? When did you decide you wanted to be a rheumatologist? How did you decide that?
I decided to enter Rheumatology after completing a rotation as a senior resident. After being out of med school for three years and realizing the difficulty in radiation oncology, I really enjoyed Rheumatology.
What is your role with Bluegrass Community Research?
What is your favorite part of working at Arthritis Center of Lexington?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Travel, garden, exercise, and read.
How do you see the field of rheumatology advancing in the next ten years (or so)?
Rheumatology has some really fun stuff on the horizon, especially with osteoarthritis. Also, there are some really exciting individual treatment options for Rheumatoid Arthritis that will allow for more personalized care.
Request a Referral from Your Doctor Now
Are you in need of specialized Rheumatology care? Talk to your doctor today about how Dr. Neal can help ease your pain and suffering and get your life back on track. Request a referral to the Arthritis Center of Lexington today!