Rheumatologist joins NHRMC Physician Group

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Dr. Guy Fiocco has joined NHRMC Physicians Group as its rheumatologist. Courtesy photo.
Dr. Guy Fiocco has joined NHRMC Physicians Group as its rheumatologist. Courtesy photo.

A rheumatologist has joined the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Physician Group.

Dr. Guy P. Fiocco is the first rheumatologist to join the Physician Group, according to Claire Parker, spokeswoman for New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). Fiocco brings more than 30 years’ experience in specialized care of rheumatic diseases and conditions such as osteoarthritis, autoimmune illness and musculoskeletal disorders.

“Having Dr. Fiocco’s expertise at the NHRMC Physician Group means more patients with physical limitations caused by rheumatic illness have a new member of our multi-disciplinary team to care for their needs and improve their quality of life,” Daniel Goodwin, executive director of the NHRMC Physician Group, said. “Adding this specialty is another way the NHRMC Physician Group is working to provide comprehensive health care to all patients.”

Fiocco earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.

He served as a medical intern at Hahneman University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and did a two-year residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. Fiocco was a fellow in rheumatology, clinical immunology and allergy at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Most recently, Fiocco served as division director of rheumatology at Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He has also held academic appointments at Columbia University, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Texas A&M College of Medicine. Fiocco is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

NHRMC Physician Groups’ Rheumatology is located at 1509 Doctors Circle in Wilmington. For more information, or to schedule an appointment contact Rheumatology services at 910-667-7550.

To better serve patients’ needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina. Visit NHRMC’s Physician Group website for a complete list of NHRMC Physician Group providers or contact the hospital at 910-667-3400 for the directory.