A board certified rheumatologist, Dr. Erdal Diri provides expert treatment for the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disorders of the joints, muscles, bones and tendons. He’s also board certified in Internal Medicine. Originally from Turkey, he received his medical degree from Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty at the University of Istanbul. He did post-doctoral training in pharmacology there and moved to the United States to pursue his rheumatology specialty. He was a research fellow at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans and completed a clinical fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Diri has maintained an active involvement in clinical research studies aimed at advancing treatment therapies for rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and lupus.
Internal medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. An internist cares for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching or research. They are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes.
Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and therapy of joint, muscle, and bone conditions and diseases.