Dr. Derek is a native of Blooming Prairie in southern Minnesota. At a young age he developed scoliosis and experienced chronic back pain. His parents took him to see a chiropractor which helped him manage his pain through his adolescent years. His positive experience inspired him to pursue a career as a chiropractor. Dr. Derek enjoys staying active in the community and spending time with his family, especially his daughter, Aria. He has a profound passion to help people feel better and believes everyone should have a chance to manage their pain without the use of drugs or surgery.
Dr. Derek graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2009 with a B.S. degree in human biology. Then in 2012 he received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Then in 2016 he returned to Northwestern to receive his certification in acupuncture. Dr. Derek has since furthered his education and clinical skills through advanced training in sports injuries, nutrition and extremity adjusting. His pursuit of learning continues to this day.
Dr. Derek holds a license to practice chiropractic and acupuncture in Minnesota.