Derek S. Towery, MD, FAAD


Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
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Dr. Derek Towery is a Board-Certified Dermatologist seeing patients in Joplin, Missouri. His team has served the Joplin community since 1997.

Dr. Derek Towery is a Board-Certified Dermatologist seeing patients in Joplin, Missouri. His team has served the Joplin community since 1997.

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 in 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. Derek 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. Derek 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. Derek Towery has a clinical interest in general dermatology and skin cancer treatment and prevention, and works full time in the Joplin office.

Specialties and Affiliations
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Missouri State Medical Association

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What Our Patients Say

Derek Towery, MD
5 Stars  Visited Dr. Towery on 12/1/2020. He, along with his staff were wonderful and very efficient. My appointment was at 2:20 and I was on my way by 3 pm. Dr. Towery has been my dermatology physician for over fifteen years. Dr. Towery removed a facial cancer many years ago and anyone looking at my face would never know anything was there. He is an excellent doctor and would recommend him to anyone that has dermatology issues. –
Source : Healthgrades – Dec 02, 2020
Derek Towery, MD
5 Stars  Dr. Towery is very efficient & professional. He is very experienced in his field & will resolve any issue you may have. –
Source : Healthgrades – Nov 19, 2020
Derek Towery, MD
5 Stars  Dr Towery is great! Congenial, caring, extremely knowledgeable, efficient, professional and thorough! The staff is fantastic, too! –
Source : Healthgrades – Nov 19, 2020

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Dr. Derek Towery accepts most major insurance plans. If your plan is not listed above, please contact the office to verify coverage.