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Dr. Derek Farley

Urgent Care
Addison, TX
24 years experience male

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I am a board-certified family practice physician currently working in several suburban emergency rooms. I am currently working on an online MBA, and I have multiple medical entrepreneurial pursuits as well.

Specialties
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Urgent Care

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

326 Answers
157 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Try this...: Take a pinch of salt, and apply it directly on the apthous ulcer (if it is readily accessible, like on the gums, lips, tongue, etc. Don't do this if i... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Ignore: Don't hound your doctor for antibiotics for bronchitis, unless offered. Most bronchitis is viral.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Many things...: Heart attack, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, pneumonia, pleurisy, cardiac arrhythmia, pericarditis, esophageal reflux, gastritis, peptic ulcer dise... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Yes: But don't label a chest pain episode as indigestion. Get it checked out (in E.R.). There are many people who have died because they attributed carid... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Maybe...: If your head fell into one from standing position, perhaps. Just driving over one in a car won't likely cause concussion or brain injury, unless at h... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Too vague...: It depends. If you don't have any medical problems, then all of your liver enzymes, including ast, alt, ggt, alk phos, total bilirubin, ldh, and othe... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Likely a virus: It is likely caused by a virus. Antibiotics are of no help in this situation, as they cannot treat viral infections. Use ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetam... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Tension headache: Tension headaches occur in the distribution you describe. Dizziness can be associated with anxiety. If symptoms aren't resolving with current treatm... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Go to nearest ER: Go to the nearest E.R. Difficulty breathing, especially when severe, is not something to mess around with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Likely an xray dx: This was likely remarked on an xray. Although maybe not clearly a fracture on xray, there is just enough abnormality that the physician or radiologis... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Bacterial resistance: The staph may be resistant to the antibiotics given. A culture and sensitivity will help discern this. The fact that the antibiotics have been alter... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Could be...: More likely is mucosal swelling, creating a "one way valve" in the nasal passage(s). If not hypertensive, (or otherwise contraindicated) you could tr... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
No, but concerned: You need to see your doctor about this. This doesn't sound like it needs to be worked up in an E.R. Unless you are short of breath or can't swallow, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Need reassessment: You need to go back to that doctor and let him or her know you aren't improving. It is not likely due to antibiotic choice, as most pharyngitis is vi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Many things...: Appendicitis, kidney stone, ovarian cyst, colitis, gallstone, to name a few. Go to er now....
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
I wouldn't: It's not a good idea. Anything that can potentially affect your cognition could be misinterpreted as a worsening of your concussive symptoms, prompti... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Not yet necessarily: Continue the motrin, ice. If this worsens, or doesn't improve, then see your doctor. Was there an injury or overuse condition causing this? If not,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
See your doctor: You need to follow up with your doctor. These complaints are too vague and there are multiple diagnoses that need to be ruled out with a comprehensiv... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
See below...: Uterine fibroids, dysmenorrhea, nongenitourinary causes, ovarian cysts, to name a few. For a more thorough list, see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/sy... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
No, and No: No, pregnant females do not all experience those symptoms, but it is possible for any one pregnant female to have any one or all of those symptoms. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Dried eye fluid: Could be that you inadvertently sleep with your eyes slightly open, causing fluid to dry. A few rubs and away it goes. I assume no further symptoms ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
(likely) Not a tumor: It is probably a cyst in the skin or perhaps an insect bite, either way possibly now infected. Should be easily dealt with in a doctor's office, eith... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Your period, likely: You describe some common premenstrual symptoms, cramping and (some people) lower back pain. It should resolve once menstruation is in full swing... ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
You need to see a Dr: You need to be evaluated for diabetes and looked at for other causes of peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy, etc. Do they get numb only with standin... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Go to ER: Get evaluated in the er. They will prescribe a refill, and make sure the chest pain is from the asthma/copd attack and not from another source.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Hernia?: Most likely, it is a muscle tear or ligament tear of the abdominal wall. If it does not bulge out, only occurs with movement, then it is likely a mus... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
ER doc is probably: Correct. For the past three..What? Days, weeks, hours? As an er doc myself, i'd have to look at him before i could make any further judgment. If yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Get a urinalysis: Get to a doctor to have this looked at. Simple antibiotics for a UTI might take care of this. Let a doctor rule out more serious issues also.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Nose breathing, yes: If you breath through your mouth and you are still short of breath, you need to be seen by a physician. If it only occurs with breathing through your... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Not tragedy, but...: Likely suboptimal muscle mass gains. I'm a big fan of: http://www.Somanabolicmusclemaximizer.Us/ they highly emphasize getting that protein dri... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Sleep apnea?: First, you need to follow up with a good primary care physician. Second, your medications listed shouldn't usually cause sleep problems, although peo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Shingles?: Without being able to look at it, i would hesitate to attempt a diagnosis. That being said, if it is painful, and has a "blister" look about it, it c... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Many causes: Trauma (punch to the face, etc), cellulitis (infection of the skin), cartilage inflammation (autoimmune chondritis). There are more i'm sure but thos... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Yes: Just be careful. I used to do it all the time...
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): Will cause less potential irritation vs neosporin.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Need to get examined: Go see a doctor for follow up. Could be pregnant, but could also have an std. Either way, your doctor should be able to help with diagnosis and trea... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Examined by Dr.?: Have someone actually look at the painful area. Could be something like hemorrhoids, anal fissure, etc. These and others can be treated if we just d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
No: Don't be worried. Just go to your doctor (primary care) and let them know about it. They will determine initial testing or dietary changes, if neces... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Trauma, others: Trauma localized to the area, blood disorders, clotting disorders, medications. Go see someone first, to see if the symptoms truly need further work ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Likely yes: If you are a normal size adult (or even larger), and you already have an rx for zofran, (ondansetron) and you haven't had a problem on the higher dose... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is prese... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Likely allergies: Allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, or viral upper respiratory infection.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Multiple causes: Could be your gallbladder. Could also be gastritis, duodenitis, peptic ulcer disease. You need to be evaluated by a doctor to rule out the gallbladd... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
See a dermatologist: It will save you time. Most of the time, they can look at the lesion and make a diagnosis. If not, they can biopsy. While the same can be said of a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Shingles?: Consider shingles as well, if it is painful, itching, tender, or burning in sensation or at any time. That may explain its unilateral presentation. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Need more time: It will likely still happen within a few weeks. If not, repeat pregnancy test.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Have you been seen?: Get to your doctor. Obesity likely has a role with this. Need to rule out structural problems in the back, radiculopathy (nerve impingement, disc pr... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Many things: Ovarian cysts, appendicitis (usually on the right, but can be pain on left), colitis, diverticulitis, endometriosis to name just a few. Could be gas ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Abscess: likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Neurologist: I hope one of those "inept" PCP's has screened you for diabetes, connective tissue disorders, atherosclerosis of heart and/or peripheral vascular syst... Read More

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Apr 26, 2014
Dr Derek Farley is one of the best Urgent Care doctors in the Dallas, Texas
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Farley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Farley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I am a Medi-Cal patient, so these PCPs do as little as possible. They don’t follow through with anything. They just collect their monthly stipend.
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) You helped put a NERVOUS man at ease. Saliva being immaterial is good!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! For her. I had same symptoms w/ eyes but she is scared it might be her brain.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TX
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

CORPUS CHRISTI MEDICAL CENTER,THE
Completed 2000

Awards

Top Urgent Care Specialist , Third Place, National - Fall
2014
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