Treatment & Services
- Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
- Adult Rheumatology
- Bone Density Testing
- General Rheumatology
- General Rheumatology including Lupus
- Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
- Joint Aspiration
- Steroid Injections
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Arthritis Of The Hip
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Arthritis of the Thumb Base
- Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- Metabolic Diseases
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Osteoporosis in Men
- Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
- Paget's Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA USA
Internship - Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Little Rock, AR USA
Undergraduate - Washington University
History & Biology
St. Louis, MO USA
- Board of Directors, American College of Rheumatology
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, steroid osteoporosis, connective tissue disease, Paget’s Disease
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctor, Cleveland magazine
- American College of Rheumatology
- American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
- International Society of Clinical Densitometry
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 5/23/2017, Dr. Deal has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Deal receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Lilly USA, LLC
- Amgen, Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
243 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017
Dr. Deal walked me out of the department. He walked all the way to the front. That was a nice touch.
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017
Dr Deal is an excellent doctor and really cares about his patients. I would recommend him to everyone .
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2017
It is all good. That is why I go to CCF.
Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017
The doctor includes me in the decisions of meds and the side effects as well as follow up on how the process is going.
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017
Dr. Deal is one of my favorite doctors.
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Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017
Dr. Deal was excellent at working with me to make sure I understood the medication and what additional tests that were required. I felt very comfortable talking with him about all my health issues. He showed concern and clearly wanted me to get the best care possible. It was obvious he had read my medical records so the discussion flowed easily.
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2017
To help with my back pain, Dr. Deal offered to look at an MRI of my back and refer it to a spine specialist. I didn't have it with me, so he provided his business card so I could send it. He will return it to me afterwards.
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