Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and pediatrics which is concerned with treating conditions affecting joints, connective tissue, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, and vasculitis. In general, rheumatology comes into play in regards to any disorder regarding motion, bones, and muscles etc.

The Rheumatology Department at Kernodle Clinic provides evaluation and management of patients with various types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout as well as patients with systemic inflammatory diseases such as scleroderma, lupus, polymyalgia rheumatic, and temporal arthritis. For more information on the rheumatology services Kernodle Clinic provides for these conditions, visit our patient services page.

Dr. Wallace Kernodle graduated from the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine with his medical degree, and attended the North Carolina Memorial Hospital (UNC Hospitals) for his internship and residency. His fellowship was done at the Duke University Medical Center (Rheumatology & Immunology). He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board in Rheumatology, and has fellowships with the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Christele Bock graduated from the Medical School of Paris VII Bichat Beaujon in Paris, France with her medical degree.  She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan for her residency and fellowships in Rheumatology and Geriatrics.  Dr. Bock is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board in Rheumatology.  She has fellowships with the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.  She also is a member of the North Carolina Rheumatology Association.

Name                                                                                Location

G. Wallace Kernodle, Jr., MD, FACR, FACP                    Burlington
Christele B. Bock, MD                                                     Burlington


Are honored to have your trust, appreciate your loyalty to our practice and are grateful to share in your health care.

Will continue our multi-specialty providers’ well respected long standing history of excellent service for Alamance county and neighboring communities.

Plan for the future by serving and strengthening relationships with the individuals and families of our community within the changing health care system.

Kernodle Clinic Department of Rheumatology is located in Burlington, NC. Our Burlington, NC location is conveniently located right off of Interstate 40/85.

Kernodle Clinic West
1234 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 506-1280 phone
(336) 538-0530 fax

Kernodle Clinic has a 60+ year history of quality medical care. Our innovative multi-specialty clinic staffs more than 50 medical providers in 15 areas of practice. Our use of Electronic Medical Records allows us to quickly access your medical records if you are a patient with Rheumatology or any other Kernodle Clinic Department.

As a courtesy to our patients, we do file insurance claims directly to all insurance plans, even those that do not include Kernodle Clinic physicians in their network. However, your copayment, coinsurance and deductible costs may be higher if Kernodle Clinic is not in your network.  You should check with your insurance carrier to confirm that Kernodle Clinic is in your network.  Please bring your health insurance information with you to all of your appointments.

We always welcome new patients to our practice and accept private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay options for services. If you are an established patient and would like to schedule an appointment through our website request form, please allow our staff 24 hours (business days) to respond, including Spanish interpreter availability. You may also schedule an appointment by calling our office directly at 336-506-1280.

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