Dr. Chris Derk MD, MS

  • Rheumatology Philadelphia, PA

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Dr. Chris Derk, MD, MS is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with other offices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA (and 3 other locations). He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology. Dr. Derk is affiliated with Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Graduate Hospital and University of PA Medical Center/Presbyterian. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Chris Derk has the following 8 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.


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Locations & Directions

3910 N Powelton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

211 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

1001 Chesterbrook Blvd
Berwyn, PA 19312

146 Montgomery Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

3905 Ford Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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