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Dr. Derek Farley

Urgent Care
Addison, TX
26 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.

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Urgent Care

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

255 Answers
125 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Now: Call your doctor, make an appointment. If pain severe, go to ER. Please rephrase question in a grammatically correct format. It is hard to understa... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Boil: Your question answers itself. There are multiple causes, and this needs to be looked at by a physician.
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Family Practice: your primary care physician would be the best place to start.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Get it checked...: its impossible to diagnose in this format. You need to be seen by a doctor. I could hazard a guess of seborrheic dermatitis with a possible cellulit... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: dont use tips in the ear canal. Bleeding could be from irritation of the canal. I suppose you are lucky it is not painful...
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Assuming it is not in any sensitive areas such as around the eyes, face, or genitalia. I generally say no to using it on the face or hands because so... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Do the following:: Take otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 25 mg tabs, take 2 of them. If allergic signs occur (such as tongue or lip swelling, wheezing, 'choking' sensati... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Possibly: You can, especially if there is a wound or crack causing bleeding. However, i don't like neosporin on the face because the neomycin in neosporin has ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Short answer, yes: As long as your cholesterol is ok, i don't see why not. Eggs have been disproven to cause a significant elevation of cholesterol, and in fact are an ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Uh, no: Doesn't sound normal. Have your primary care physician or ob/gyn look in there and check it out.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure you heal up from surgery and follow all of the recommendations of your surgeon postsurgically.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Be evaluated by Dr.: Not all head injuries are concussions. Not all concussions have brain bleeds. The only way to "see" a brain bleed is to have a ct scan, and this onl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Go to ER.: Go to er. At a minimum, these findings need to be documented, diagnosed, and possibly treated. Anytime there is chest pain (acute) that is unexplain... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Many causes...: Red cheeks can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical prep... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Get an exam by ur Dr: Probably just overuse of joint or muscular strain, but there are some things like occult fractures, hip dysplasias, etc. That may flare up and present... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Ignore: Otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine lotion, other topical preparations. Steroid shots, hi dose creams avail rx.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, both short term and long term use can do this. Especially if you have asthma or COPD (emphysema). Just don't do it if you get short of breath w... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Likely not: If you utilized all those methods effectively, the likelihood of all of those methods failing at once would be exceedingly low. Either the symptoms y... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Many causes: The first few things i think of are pregnancy and menopause. Refer to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/amenorrhea/basics/c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Start with an otc antihistamine of your choice (claritin, etc) with a decongestant (if no hi blood pressure) and follow up with your dr. If no better ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: For pure congestion, Mucinex (guaifenesin) d. Nasal congestion can be helped with afrin nasal spray (no more than 2 days in a row) and/or nasal salin... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible. It's not the "actual" flu, but another virus whose clinical entity is "gastroenteritis".
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
SKD =Slow Carb Diet?: If trying to lose weight, then a slow carb diet would be good. However, you may need more carbs if your activity level is high. I am currently using... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Don't move: Just kidding (kind of). Basically, if you move it gets worse, but no pain if you are still? If this is the case, it is likely a muscular, abdominal ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Only if painful: If it's not large or painful, it will likely resolve on its own. Warm compresses may help. If it is bothersome in any way, see your doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Likely nothing: It is most likely mittelschmerz, which is a little spotting midcycle. The theory is, when ovulation occurs (at midcycle) there can be a little bit of... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Need more info: This format doesn't lend itself to making adequate guesses of what is going on. That said, i think about reflux, ulcers, gastritis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
You don't: If you have to ask, and you don't have severe abd pain, then you don't. Why worry about it? You may have more need for a psychiatrist if this worry ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Is it your semen?: Uh... Don't take this the wrong way, but i assume you are talking about your semen? If so, then simply ejaculating away from your body should preven... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
C a Dr: You need to be evaluated by your Ob/gyn or primary care physician. This is too detailed of a problem to attempt to answer here.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
It's not your heart: If you had the mentioned tests, then did you ask your doctor what he/she thinks? Most likely, it is multiple musculoskeletal inflammation from a yet-... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Consider hernia: As follow up to the other answer, with this new information i'd like to add that you should consider a direct hernia as well. Again, it is important ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
See your doctor: Fatigue is impossible to work up in this format. Trust your doctor to ask the right questions, do the correct exam, and order the right tests to eval... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: There are many reasons why men can get stomach cramps. The simple answer is yes men can get stomach cramps.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Talk 2 her Dr: She will need to talk to the doctor who prescribed the methotrexate. It is highly important that doctors get feedback on how medications affect their ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Take the medicine: Fear of a potential side effect shouldn't stop you from taking the medication in the first place. Your doctor has taken the time to consider all risk... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Possibly: but not likely. Severe stress could affect stress hormones in a negative way. Consider meditation, light exercise as non-pharmacological ways of dea... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Herpes: Any painful lesion such as you describe should be evaluated for herpes. See a doctor soon so that tests can be done to confirm or deny herpes as a di... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Not normal: It's not normal because you are sick. It is likely secondary to inflammation in the nasal passages, causing decreased taste due to taste sense so rel... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Should be looked at: I would call the oncall service for the surgeon who did the surgery, or the person who is treating you for the non-healing wound (wound care specialis... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Need more info: Follow up with your doctor. Likely, a lot of workup has been done, including exam. Start here, because we doctors need feedback on patient condition... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
UTI treated: likely, the same antibiotic used to treat a urinary tract infection (based on assumption from urinary frequency) was used to treat your current UTI. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: doesnt sound terribly worrisome. I'd wait a few weeks, even a few cycles before getting to your doctor. Unless, of course, the period is longer, mor... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
No: No. We periodically have minor trauma that may cause a bruise. Don't worry about it unless it doesn't go away after a few weeks.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Ignore: Stomach flu is not the same virus as seasonal flu. See your doctor if it goes on for > 48 hrs.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Short answer, yes: His GI tract is still getting used to digestion. As long as the stool normalized as you say, i don't think there is a problem. Similar things happen... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Nothing: Stop thinking about it. Do your homework or clean your room instead.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Too general: Too vague and general. Get to a doctor to sort this out, but likely not acutely worrisome (meaning, no likely need to go to E.R.).
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Primary care Dr.: You should get a full work up. With recurrent balanitis, i think about a need to rule out diabetes, as these patients are more prone to this. Have y... 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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