Dr Adrian Crisp

Consultant in Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Diseases

"All members of staff at Spire Hospital genuinely do all they can to make doctor and patient experiences as effective and positive as possible"

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Adrian Crisp at Spire include:

Rheumatology at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Other treatments

Metabolic bone diseases.

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Professional profile

I was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge and University College Hospital, London (UCH). I gained wide postgraduate experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Practice before focusing on General Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolic Bone Diseases at UCH. I undertook further specialist training in Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Diseases at UCH and Guy's Hospital, London and at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. On appointment to Addenbrooke's Hospital in 1985 I founded the clinical service in Metabolic Bone Diseases and Osteoporosis and raised funds for the first Bone Density Unit in East Anglia in 1989. I combined a busy clinical practice in bone and joint diseases with a strong interest in medical education. I was Associate Dean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Eastern Postgraduate Deanery from 1998-2005. I was Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at Churchill College, Cambridge, from 1992 until 2012. I am a Fellow of Churchill College. In 2013 I retired from NHS practice at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and now practise solely in private hospitals.

As a Rheumatologist I particularly enjoy seeing patients with inflammatory arthritis of all types including rheumatoid arthritis as well as the common joint conditions such as osteoarthritis. Spinal pain and gout are other areas of special interest. As a specialist in metabolic bone disease I have special expertise in osteoporosis and bone density measurements ('dexa scans') as well as much rarer bone syndromes such as Paget's disease of bone. Above all I enjoy meeting a wide range of people as patients, carefully listening to their problems, examining them and then making a treatment plan.

I have a practised as a consultant in Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Diseases in Cambridge since 1985 at the forefront of our specialty.

Following over 20 years as Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at Churchill College, Cambridge, I no longer have a teaching and academic role but I continue to be an active Fellow of Churchill College.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Lumbar spine disorders
Metabolic bone diseases
Pain management

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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / Cambridge / 1985
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / London / 1991
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

MA, MB BChir / Cambridge / 1974
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

DRCOG / London / 1977
Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

MRCP (UK) / UK / 1977
Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK

Professional memberships

Member of the British Society for Rheumatology (Past Chairman of the Education and Training Committee).
Member of the Bone Research Society.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Member of the National Osteoporosis Society.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990

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