Dr. Charles Withers II, MD

Dr. Withers received his medical degree from Duke University in 2008. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at Duke University in 2009 and 2011 respectively. He then completed his Rheumatology fellowship at Duke University in 2013.

Dr. Withers is a native of Washington, DC and has lived in North Carolina for over 10 years. He enjoys running and playing soccer in his spare time and is an active member of his church. One of his greatest joys is spending time with his wife and 3 young children.

Integrative Rheumatology

Integrative Rheumatology is a new rheumatology practice in Charlotte, NC that combines state of the art, traditional, rheumatologic care with personalized patient education and complementary healing therapies to promote total body wellness. As a patient, you can expect a personal touch beginning with an individualized care plan customized just for you. Struggling to find healthy meal ideas? We can help! Not sure what exercises will work for your lifestyle? Let us offer suggestions. Not satisfied with how your disease is being managed? Let’s talk about your options. We place great value on healing and comforting through a comprehensive approach. As a member of our family, we are committed to taking this journey with you.

The integrative approach to your health considers your overall WELLNESS. We want to create a customized treatment plan that caters to your individual needs and provides a world-class patient experience. In addition to a full medical consultation from our expert rheumatologist, Dr. Charles Withers II, you will have access to health education through dietary coaching and fitness plans and access to the ancillary services of massage therapy and acupuncture. Enhanced services include on-site infusion services, group sessions, and concierge services of health coaching, virtual office visits, specialty classes, and more.

Nurse Practitioner:

Lauren Munoz, FNP-BC

Lauren Munoz is a native of Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee, where her family are alumni for the past 3 generations. She received her Masters in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015. In 2009, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. In 2011, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, nature walks, and exploring new cities.

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Nurse Practitioner:

Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her immediate family resides in Knoxville, Tennessee; her extended family lives in Texas and Puerto Rico. Michelle has a passion for the great outdoors; she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and all that Mother Nature offers. Michelle is an avid Yogi and has been practicing Baptiste yoga for over 10 years.

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She is an active member of Forrest Hills church in Charlotte, North Carolina and volunteers with them on a regular basis. She spends her free time among the company of her family, friends, and her rescue dog Rosey.

Ms. Wood studied nursing at Carolinas College of Health Sciences in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree at Winston Salem State in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. Michelle went on to Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where she obtained her master’s degree as an Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, along with a dual certification in Integrative Medicine.

Ms. Wood has been in the healthcare industry for 17 years. Her specialties include; Neurosurgical, Surgical Trauma, and Cardiothoracic ICU. She left the intensive care world to pursue opportunities in Integrative Medicine and Rheumatology. She believes in holistic patient centered care. In order to achieve optimum wellness, you must treat the mind, body, and spirit. Ms. Wood believes in treating the underlying cause and treating the patient as a whole.

Michelle truly believes, as Benjamin Franklin stated, that an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Certified Health Educator:

Latisha Williams

Latisha Williams, born in Wilson, NC and raised in Hawaii and Germany, made North Carolina her home after graduating high school. Latisha is an active member of her church and enjoys photography and writing short stories in her spare time. She received her Master’s of Public Health from UNC-Greensboro in 2013. She became a Certified Health Education Specialist in 2013 and a Certified Health Coach in 2018.

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Integrative Rheumatology

3125 Springbank Lane
Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28226
Office Phone: 704-774-3044
Office Fax: 704-774-3045


Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

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