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Internal Medicine / Rheumatology

Deborah Parks, MD

Current Position
Professor, Internal Medicine
Rheumatology Division

Specialty Areas
Primary Care

Patients Seen At
Medical Multispecialty Center
Medical Building Two
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
10 Barnes West Drive, Suite 200
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-884-6005
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Multispecialty Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 5th
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine CB 8045
660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Internal medicine, rheumatology, lupus, arthritis

Board Certification
Rheumatology -- Certified
Internal Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, 1982
Residency: Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985
Fellowship: Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2010-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry
Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

Dr. Deborah Parks reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2013. Move your mouse over a header for more info.
Royalties: When a faculty member invents or conceives a new or improved process or product, the company that manufactures the product will make royalty payments to the faculty member. Royalty payments usually are a small percentage of the company’s revenue related to that product.
Consulting &
Advisory Boards
Consulting and Advisory Boards: Faculty may be paid to provide expertise to a company by being their consultant, or by serving on an advisory board.
Speaker Fees
Speaker Fees: Companies may pay faculty to speak to professional audiences about their products.
Abbott   $10,001-$25,000 
To learn more about Washington University's policies on collaborations with industry, click here.

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Clifford DB, Ances B, Costello C, Rosen-Schmidt S, Andersson M, Parks D, Perry A, Yerra R, Schmidt R, Alvarez E, Tyler KL. Rituximab-associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in rheumatoid arthritis. Arch Neurol. 2011 Sep;68(9):1156-64.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Deborah Parks.

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