Derek is a graduate of the Red Rocks PA program in Lakewood, Colorado and is a certified Physician Assistant. He grew up in Maryland and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland in College Park, studying Biology and Psychology. His previous medical experience includes working as a Mental Health Specialist, treating all age groups in a large psychiatric hospital in South Carolina.
Derek loves the field of family medicine because it allows him to care for all patients across the lifespan, providing detailed and comprehensive care, in addition to getting to help those in need. He believes in treating all patients as if they were family, active listening, patient education, the mind-body connection, innovative treatments, and unconditional, nonjudgmental acceptance of others.
In his spare time Derek enjoys lifting weights, hiking, running, and going to concerts around Denver. Derek is excited to join the APEX Family Medicine team and contribute his knowledge and passion for helping others to their practice.