AboutDr. David Chang, MD, FACC is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. David Chang has the following 5 specialties
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.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Interventional Cardiology
An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
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- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Heart Block
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Chang is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N 39th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
Holy Redeemer Hospital & Medical Center
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Jenkintown, PA 19046
The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
595 W State St
Doylestown, PA 18901
1200 Old York Rd
Abington, PA 19001
Pennsylvania Hospital University PA Health System
800 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Community General Hospital
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- PinnacleHealth System
- Pinnacle Health at Community General Osteopathic Hospital
- Pinnacle Health at Harrisburg Hospital
- Pinnacle Health at Polyclinic Hospital
- Robert Wood Johnson at Hamilton
- University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center
- PinnacleHealth Hospitals
- Stevens Hospital
25 Years Experience
New York University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
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