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Dr. Derek S Towery has the following 1 specialty
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
Dr. Derek S Towery has the following 11 expertise
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Biopsy
- Basal Cell
- Actinic Keratosis
Dr. Derek S Towery has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Derek S Towery is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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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.
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.
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."
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.
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 (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 (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.
26 Years Experience
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
Dr. Derek S Towery accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
- Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
- Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry KS PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsUs Dermatology Partners Of Joplin, 2829 S Jackson Ave, Joplin, MO
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