Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD

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Rheumatology

Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Paducah, KY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Phillips has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. He graduated from University of South Carolina At Columbia in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lourdes Hospital and Murray-Calloway County Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD

Paducah Rheumatology

225 Medical Center Dr Ste 206 Paducah, KY 42003
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Phillips

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Phillips treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Phillips treats other conditions, please contact the office at (270) 441-4522.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Phillips is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Phillips is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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High
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Very High
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Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases

Rheumatologic muscular disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polymyositis in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes muscle pain, stiffness or weakness.Compare with other Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases specialists.

Dr. Phillips is experienced in the area of Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dermatomyositis
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Vasculitides

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Dr. Phillips is experienced in the area of Vasculitides. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Temporal Arteritis
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Vasculitis
Systemic Vasculitis
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Dr. Phillips' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(270) 441-4522

Dr. Phillips accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Phillips' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Phillips

4.0

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
70.37037037037037%
(19)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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2 Stars
7.407407407407407%
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1 Star
18.51851851851852%
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Such an Awesome Doctor, who I feel saved my life. And I thank you for that!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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N Chantelois – Feb 16, 2022
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Dr. Phillips is the BEST! He is always concerned and listens. Nurse Leigh Ann is helpful as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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S. Walker – Apr 02, 2021
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What was most disappointing was that one of the first statements from the doctor was"I don't have a magic pill that will make you feel better". That statement was somewhat dismissive. He seemed somewhat confusing in his approach to treatment seeing he was a rheumatologist. Having worked in health care for 47 years in many different areas, I can honestly say I could not recommend this doctor or any acute treatments.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 29, 2020
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Dr. Phillips is very friendly, personable, professional, attentive, and interested in his patients. He listens and really pays attention to what is being said. He offers treatment options and honestly explains why he does or does not recommend each particular treatment option. His new office is very nice and easy to get to.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr Phillips is very nice and so is his staff. I am very lucky to have him as my Physician. I would highly recommend him and his office.
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Mar 22, 2019
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It took 5 months for my appointment to arrive. First visit to this doctor. Spent about 10 minutes in exam room. Scheduled x-rays. Nurse called with results stating I have arthritis in hips & shoulders. I knew this going in to appointment. My problem is that I cannot walk for more than a couple of blocks without severe pain. Doc said I could do rehab or get shots. Nurse called with results. Said Doc did not schedule a follow up appointment to discuss results. Felt he was not interested
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Katha Eichler in Murray, KY – Jan 26, 2019
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If I could get into see him, that would help! I have been waiting two weeks for the office to call. After taking with my regular doctor, I understand that it is often three weeks before you hear anything. I really am in pain and can not take any more meds safely because of heart problems. This pain is affecting my driving. Please call soon!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Judith Askew in Brookport, IL – Jan 16, 2019
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Very thorough and takes much time to discuss your issues and to help you with them, An excellent doctor. Wouldn't use anyone else for my Rheumatology!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Bill Ford in Paducah – Aug 29, 2018
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Dr Phillips was very knowledgable, courteous, very professional. Very thourough in his diagnosis explaining it in my understanding. Will continue his treatment
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Joel Fondaw in Cereal Springs, IL – Jul 02, 2018
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Dr Phillips is a very good listener. Very knowledgeable and treats patients with respect. He has a great sense of humor as well! Feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Connie D in Paducah, KY – Nov 30, 2017
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Never have to wait. He is very professional and really listens to what you have to say. Documents everything and then talks about what he believes is the best diagnoses.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Apr 05, 2016
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Dr. Phillips is by far the best doctor I have ever seen he is very experienced in his field and he really knows his medications. He listens carefully to what you say he reads over your file carefully and he doesn't miss things his staff is happy and they all love him I highly recommend dr. Phillips
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Kathy Belmonte in Murphysboro, IL – Jan 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Paducah, KY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Phillips has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University of South Carolina At Columbia
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD offer telehealth services?

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Does Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Phillips frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Phillips specializes.

Where is Dr. Christopher Phillips, MD's office located?

Dr. Phillips' office is located at 225 Medical Center Dr Ste 206, Paducah, KY 42003. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Paducah Rheumatology

Paducah Rheumatology Jackson Purchase Medical Associates225 Medical Center Dr Ste 206 Paducah, KY 42003
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Phillips is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lourdes Hospital

Paducah, KY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Murray, KY

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average