Ray Waldrup

Chief Development Officer

Ray Waldrup, our former CEO of ARN, will continue to serve as Chief Development Officer of ARN. Ray was one of the first to see the significant potential of developing a rheumatology network and is responsible for the rapid growth of the company that we have seen in the past two years. 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 southeast for well over a decade.

Ray started working 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. (AHG), the largest Rheumatology practice in the U.S. with over 200 employees and offices throughout the southeast. He is now focused on entering new markets, developing alternative payment models and growing AHG into a national company.

Ray is married to an infusion nurse and when they are 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

Michael Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Ray Waldrup

Chief Development Officer

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

Provider members report spending less time negotiating supplier contracts since joining ARN.

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