Chris T Derk MD
- Rheumatology Bala Cynwyd, PA
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Chris T Derk, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bala Cynwyd, PA, with other offices in Philadelphia, PA and Philadelphia, PA (and 3 other locations). Their specialties include Rheumatology. Chris T Derk is affiliated with Graduate Hospital.
Specialties & Expertise
Chris T Derk has the following 1 specialty.
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.