Dr. Derek received his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine through the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the California Institute of Integral Studies (ACTCM @ CIIS) in San Francisco, CA.
He is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona and nationally certified through the National Certificate Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Dr. Derek also received his Bachelor of Science from the W.P. Carey Business School at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
Growing up in a family medical practice; he saw the impact alternative therapies had on people’s lives. He has a passion for helping people feel their best and believes that everyone has the innate ability to heal themselves when given the right treatment or protocol.
Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine along with biological medicine and herbal supplements enables him to provide multiple options for better health. His focus is on providing his patients with thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care, treating a variety of specific conditions and symptoms.
Outside of the world of alternative medicine, Dr. Derek loves being in the outdoors and seeing the beauty this world has to offer. He enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling to visit family and friends.