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About Dr. Derek Towery MD

Dr. Derek Towery, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Joplin, MO, with another office in Baytown, TX. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. He speaks English.

Dr. Towery has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

27 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Derek Towery is Great. Dr. Derek Towery has been rated by 27 patients. From those 27 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Derek Towery is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Derek Towery has 2 locations

get directions U.S. Dermatology Partners Joplin
2829 S. Jackson Avenue
Joplin, MO 64804
get directions Bay Area Dermatology Baytown
4301 Garth Road Plaza 2, Suite 209
Baytown, TX 77521

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Specialties

Dr. Derek Towery has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Derek Towery has the following 11 expertise

  • Mole
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Melanoma
  • Basal Cell
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Excision

Reviews

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In ‘n’ out

Dr. T completed his examination of me in under 3 minutes. He seemed to be in a great hurry. He asked me if I had any suspicious-looking areas on my skin and I told him that I wasn’t aware of any. I shared that I am a 60-year-old natural redhead (should have been obvious) with a history of blistering sunburns and familial melanoma. He took a quick look at my face, neck, back and arms with a special lamp, said everything looked fine, then sent me on my way. There was no co-pay due but I am dreading the bill. I will never go back.

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lesion removal

Had small bump on inner lower lip removed by PA biopsy was negative and it did not heal flat and still has a bump . Was told to see oral surgeon if it did not heal right. They did not give me the name of anyone to take further care of it. Called oral surgeon and they won't do it. I went to office and need referral sent to plastic surgeon and am still waiting for it to be done as when I went back to office they only gave on sheet of paper and it was not referral.

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Heartless

I am a teenage girl with severe acne. I've seen towery three times about my acne and he's given me different antibiotics and face creams every time and NONE of them have worked. As I visited him this last time he saw me for less than five minutes. He smiled as he said, "well you're acne is really severe and scarring." that being said to me I felt like clearing my skin became a dream and that there was no hope for me.

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One Star

If you are looking for a physician who cares about your medical concern & will sit & visit with you about it while prescribing an effective treatment, then keep looking. You will not recieve this from Dr. Towery. During my appointments with Dr Towery, I always felt like just another patient in a long line. Each visit lasted a grand total for 5 minutes...long enough for him literally to glance at me, rattle off a few comments to the nurse, and out the door he went. It was clear that it was an inconvenience if I attempted to ask any questions of him. Will never go back, nor do I recommend anyone else to use his "services."

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Staff needs class on courtesy

I have heard from a number of people about how rude the office staff is at this doctor's office. They are just so unfriendly. There's a strange mood in that office...not friendly at all. They really need to have a professional come in and school them on courtesy and caring. This is regarding the office staff specifically.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine

    Residency

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