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Dr. Christian Dequet Joins Altru as a Rheumatologist

Posted OnJuly 08, 2019

Grand Forks, N.D. –Christian Dequet, DO, FACR has joined Altru Health System as a rheumatologist. He specializes in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, and other types of arthritis. Dr. Dequet is board certified in rheumatology.

"I have a very strong understanding of the musculoskeletal system being a former physical therapist while working in Europe," Christian states. "I enjoy meeting patients from all walks of life and being able to help in their daily life."

Dr. Dequet earned his diploma of osteopath from The British School of Osteopathy in London, United Kingdom. He went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dequet completed his internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and his rheumatology fellowship from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. In his free time, Dr. Dequet enjoys supporting his two daughters to provide a good education for them. He also enjoys nature and outdoor activities such as hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and photography.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277-bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45-bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit