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Derek S. Towery, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology


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.

Specialties and Affiliations

American Board of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology
Missouri State Medical Association

Clinic Locations

U.S. Dermatology Partners Joplin
U.S. Dermatology Partners Joplin

2829 S. Jackson Avenue
Joplin, MO 64804

(417) 624-0440

What Our Patients Say

Derek Towery, MD
5 Stars  I was able to see Dr. Towery quickly due to a cancellation. He was very cordial and listened to my concerns. He explained what the procedure would entail before beginning. The procedure went smoothly and took only a few minutes. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist. –
Source : Healthgrades – Sep 15, 2018
Derek Towery, MD
5 Stars  Dr. Towery is very caring and thorough! He takes time to listen to his patients and to explain what, why, and how - all of this gives me confidence and comfort. I would give Dr. Towery the highest recommendation possible. –
Source : Healthgrades – Sep 15, 2018
Derek Towery, MD
5 Stars  Dr. Towery was great!! He did a great job, we were very satisfied with his knowledge and wisdom. His assistant Lisa was amazing, she is professional and caring. Overall we are more than pleased with our visit and we would recommend Dr. Towery to everyone. –
Source : Healthgrades – Sep 07, 2018

Services Offered By Dr. Towery