Dr Duke trained in medicine at Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital , London; qualifying in 1976 he specialised in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine. He worked as an ARC funded Lecturer in Rheumatology at Guy’s Hospital during which time he completed an MD degree and published scientific papers on immunological aspects of rheumatoid arthritis. In 1988 he was appointed Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist to St.Helier Hospital in Surrey where he continues to work.
Dr Duke has wide ranging experience of the diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic diseases and sees and treats patients with all types of rheumatological disorders; these include:
- regional soft tissue disorders (eg back and neck pain, and painful upper and lower limb problems)
- arthritic conditions (eg rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout etc)
- bone disorders (eg osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, metabolic bone disease etc)
- connective tissue diseases (eg lupus, scleroderma, myositis etc)
- chronic pain disorders (eg fibromyalgia)