Dr. Derek Towery, MD

Dr. Derek Towery, MD

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Dermatology  |  
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54 y/o
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Dr. Derek Towery, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Joplin, MO. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Read his story

U.S. Dermatology Partners of Joplin

2829 S Jackson Ave

Joplin, MO 64804
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Seborrheic Keratosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Towery's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Towery "Dr. Derek S. Towery, a board-certified dermatologist and diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, graduating summa cum laude. He worked as a research chemist at Monsanto for three years before deciding to pursue his passion for medicine. After working in the lab on many projects in both agriculture and pharmaceuticals, he found himself more interested the pharmaceutical and medically-focused projects, which led to his desire to be more involved on the clinical side of pharmaceutical development. He decided to enroll in medical school to make that a reality. Once in medical school, he found the clinical side and patient interaction even more enjoyable and decided to pursue that career path. Dr. Towery is a magna cum laude graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the St. Louis University Hospital and a residency in dermatology at The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, serving as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Towery began his practice in Joplin after completing his residency. Dr. Towery has published in multiple peer-reviewed dermatology journals and presented at regional dermatology meetings. Dr. Towery is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. Towery has a clinical interest in general dermatology and skin cancer treatment and prevention, and works full time in the Joplin office."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Towery "Founded as a solo practice in 1987 by Dr. Glenn Goldstein, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, began offering the highest quality dermatologic services in the Kansas City area. It was the first practice to offer full-time Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of high-risk skin cancer.

Today it is recognized as one of the top treatment centers in the U.S. with 20 board-certified dermatologists, including seven fellowship trained Mohs surgeons. Over 100,000 patients pass through the doors of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers each year, and our highly specialized medical professionals treat over 7,000 skin cancers and thousands of other dermatological conditions annually.

Using a balanced approach to general dermatology, skin cancer treatments and prevention, cosmetic skin procedures and cosmetic and aesthetic surgery of the face and body, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers offers well-rounded service to all patients.

The expanding practice now also includes a range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, face lifts, body contouring and more at certain locations. Providing the latest treatments in laser skin treatment, the practice is recognized as a national training center by the largest laser company in the world."

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
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Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • St Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Saint Louis University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Oklahoma
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Towery has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Board of Dermatology, Diplomate
  • Missouri State Medical Association, Member

Dr. Towery's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Towery to family and friends
4.7
based on 205 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Towery's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Joplin mo |
Great experience. Conversational and quick and easy
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Dr. Towery accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Towery has admitting privileges

Freeman West
1102 W 32nd St
Joplin, MO 64804
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