Ray Waldrup

A native of Columbus GA, Ray started in Healthcare in 1991 with Medac, INC, the Nation’s largest anesthesia practice management company located in Augusta GA. He left in 1993 as Vice President and founded Anesthesia Billing Associates, INC. He successfully managed and consulted many specialties in the south east for well over a decade.

Ray began with Low Country Rheumatology in 2009 joining 4 Physicians and 25 employees in one location. With his leadership of the management of complex activities within the healthcare industry, solid business insight with the ability to ascertain and analyze needs, forecast goals, streamline operations, and envision new program concepts, he has been instrumental in growing Low Country Rheumatology into Articularis Healthcare Group, INC, the largest Rheumatology practice in the USA with over 200 employees and offices in 12 cities in Georgia and South Carolina. He’s now focused on entering new markets, developing alternative payment models and growing Articularis into a national company.

Ray is married to an infusion nurse and when they’re not spending time with their five grown children and grandchildren, they enjoy traveling, boating, UGA football, classic cars and are self-proclaimed foodies.

Our Board

Ray Waldrup


Timothy Hewson

General Counsel

Colin C. Edgerton, M.D.

Executive Chairman

Gregory W. Niemer, M.D.


Cody Paul, CPA


Caitlyn Bednarek, M.Ed, CHES®

Communications Officer

Sami Komins, BBA

Executive Assistant

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