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Dennis C. Ang, M.D., M.S.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

93 Ratings

Dennis C. Ang, M.D., M.S.


Clinical Interests

General Rheumatology, Myopathies, Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Pain Research, Immunology, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4209
Department: 336-716-4209

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Education & Training

  • Master's Degree, Case Western Reserve, 2001
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1995
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1995
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology


  • Am Coll Of Rheumatology
  • Am Pain Society

NPI Number

  • 1104880608
Dennis C. Ang, M.D., M.S.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

93 Ratings

Dennis C. Ang, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Rheumatology and Immunology

Research Interests

Fibromyalgia; Exercise; Pain; Osteoarthritis; Pain Measurement
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4209 | Department: 336-716-4209

Recent Publications

Obesity moderates the effects of motivational interviewing treatment outcomes in fibromyalgia. Kaleth AS, Slaven JE, Ang DC.. Clin J Pain. 2018;34(1):76-81.

Do pain coping and pain beliefs associate with outcome measures before knee arthroplasty in patients who catastrophize about pain? A cross-sectional analysis from a randomized clinical trial. Riddle DL, Jensen MP, Ang D, Slover J, Perera R, Dumenci L.. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018;476(4):778-786.

Sustained benefits of exercise-based motivational interviewing, but only among nonusers of opioids in patients with fibromyalgia. Kim S, Slaven JE, Ang DC.. J Rheumatol. 2017;44(4):505-511.

Biologic therapies for autoimmune and connective tissue diseases. Wolfe RM, Ang DC.. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2017;37(2):283-299.

A non-psychologist delivered treatment program a for patients with fibromyalgia at the local YMCA: a pilot study [abstract]. Ang D, Yasmin N, Katula J.. J Pain. 2017;18(4 Suppl 1):S51-S52.

Obesity moderates the effects of motivational interviewing treatment outcomes in fibromyalgia [abstract]. Kaleth AS, Slaven JE, Ang DC.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017;49(5 Suppl 1):327.

The complex relationship between pain intensity and physical functioning in fibromyalgia: the mediating role of depression. Steiner JL, Bigatti SM, Slaven JE, Ang DC.. J Appl Biobehav Res. 2017;22(4):e12079.

Construct validation and correlates of preoperative expectations of postsurgical recovery in persons undergoing knee replacement: baseline findings from a randomized clinical trial. Riddle DL, Slover J, Ang D, Perera RA, Dumenci L.. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017;15(1):232.

Determining the minimal clinically important difference for 6-minute walk distance in fibromyalgia. Kaleth AS, Slaven JE, Ang DC.. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016;95(10):738-745.

Mast cell stabilizer (ketotifen) in fibromyalgia: phase 1 randomized controlled clinical trial. Ang DC, Hilligoss J, Stump T.. Clin J Pain. 2015;31(9):836-842.

Evaluation of Stepped Care for Chronic Pain (ESCAPE) in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts: a randomized clinical trial. Bair MJ, Ang D, Wu J, Outcalt SD, Sargent C, Kempf C, Froman A, Schmid AA, Damush TM, Yu Z, Davis LW, Kroenke K.. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):682-689.

Metformin: potential analgesic?. Smith B, Ang D.. Pain Med. 2015;16(12):2256-2260.

Trajectory of change in pain, depression, and physical functioning after physical activity adoption in fibromyalgia. Steiner JL, Bigatti SM, Ang DC.. J Health Psychol. 2015;20(7):931-941.

Validity of the inpatient diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus: clarifying hospital readmission rates [abstract]. Ali S, Mullis S, Al-Khoudari A, Ang D.. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015;67(Suppl 10):120.

Nociceptive flexion reflex threshold: possible surrogate marker of symptom severity in fibromyalgia [abstract]. Ang D, France C, Slaven J.. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015;67(Suppl 10):64.

Mast cell stabilizer (ketotifen): implications for the patho-physiology of fibromyalgia [abstract]. Ang D, Hilligoss J, Stump T.. J Pain. 2014;15(4 Suppl 1):S76.

Evaluation of stepped care for chronic pain (escape) in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan: a randomized trial [abstract]. Bair MJ, Ang D, Wu JW, Outcalt SD, Sargent, C, Gerwig A, Schmid A, Damush T, Yu ZS, Davis LW, Kroenke K.. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(Suppl 1):S89.

Pain experience of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with comorbid chronic pain and posttraumatic stress. Outcalt SD, Ang DC, Wu J, Sargent C, Yu Z, Bair MJ.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(4):559-570.

Does increasing steps per day predict improvement in physical function and pain interference in adults with fibromyalgia?. Kaleth AS, Slaven JE, Ang DC.. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014;66(12):1887-1894.

A phase III randomized three-arm trial of physical therapist delivered pain coping skills training for patients with total knee arthroplasty: the KASTPain protocol. Riddle DL, Keefe FJ, Ang D, J K, Dumenci L, Jensen MP, Bair MJ, Reed SD, Kroenke K.. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012;13():149.

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Professor, Rheumatology and Immunology

Clinical Interests

General Rheumatology, Myopathies, Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Pain Research, Immunology, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dennis C. Ang, M.D., M.S.

Dennis C. Ang, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Rheumatology and Immunology

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Dennis C. Ang, M.D., M.S.93 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
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Dr. Ang is a great listener and I believe he genuinely cares for his patients. He always makes me fill at ease with the care I am receiving.


Dr. Ang is very knowledgeable and takes the necessary time to answer questions. He listens to the patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone!


*Dr. Ang was very kind and seemed to try & listen somewhat. Don't feel like he really believed I had any of the conditions that doctors had already tested and diagnosed.


*Brittany was excellent. So was *Dr. Ang.


Dr Ang was exceptional in his attention to my concerns and explanation of treatment and follow up


I love dr ang! and I have recommended him to my aunt.


Dr Ang, Brittany, and all his nurses are wonderful and attentive to my needs.


Dr. Ang, is very impressive. He spent a considerable amount of time explaining matters clearly.


Dr Ang was only concerned with completing his documentation of the visit. I would say something and he would interrupt me and say we will get to that in a minute. we never got to it. he wouldn't let me explain what was going on with me. He was very dismissive of my symptoms, lab finding and X-ray findings.


I especially liked that the PA did the ground work and then the doctor followed through.


I saw Dr. Ang for a third opinion. Previous doctors had told me that I have RA. I didn't believe it as my blood tests showed neg RA factors. Joint pains I had were explained by MRI and CT scans but despite all that, the doc at Lewis-Gale wanted to start me on DMARDS. That's when I did some online research for a RA doctor with a keen eye for joints. Dr. Ang saved me from years of taking the wrong medications. The one he prescribed now is already making a difference. I cannot tell you how grateful I am.


Dr. Ang is personable who communicates his thoughts with a willingness to listen to my thoughts. I appreciate his professionalism.

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