MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – By age 65 nearly everyone will have some form of arthritis. For some, it’s just minor aches and pains and for others, it’s a serious problem. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about arthritis in a repeat presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, on West Virginia Public Television.

Jo Ann Hornsby, M.D., is a rheumatologist at WVU. She received both her medical degree and specialty training from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her special interests include treating lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

George Raukar, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at WVU. He received both his medical degree and specialty training from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. His special interests include joint replacement surgery.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.


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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412

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