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.

Specialties
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Urgent Care

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

254 Answers
125 Agrees
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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 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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 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
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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 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 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Ask your GI doc: Sounds like you had a good workup done. I don't have anything to offer further in this format with such limited information. So, i'd rely on you GI ... 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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Gallbladder?: Your symptoms make me think of the gallbladder as a source of the problem. You need to get this looked at, emergently if pain severe. Call your doct... 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Usually in...: Retrospect. Food poisoning will affect multiple people, but only those who ate the same food. Gastroenteritis will hit multiple people, going from o... 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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Followup w/ dentist?: Did u ask your dentist about this? I would start there. If associated with fever, stridor, dyspnea, inability to swallow, chest pain, or other sympt... 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 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 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 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
Likely, yes: But it's not "the flu". Its a different virus, but it causes a lot of vomiting and watery stools. The problem I have is the complaint of "terrible a... 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Needs to be looked @: Get to your doctor. No emergency here, just need someone to examine this. This format is not good for this kind of problem.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Adder all side effec: Could be side effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Talk to your doctor soon.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Please see a doctor: Is this problem transient, or is it persistent? This workup will start with a bunch of blood work, ekg, and other tests as directed by the physical e... 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 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Sounds treatable: Try otc use of selsun blue. Sometimes we have minimal-symptom fungal infections of the scalp that can present like this. If this does the trick, kee... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Go to E.R. Now for further follow up if this happened recently. They will likely give you an rx for epi pen (epi pen jr if under age 12). He needs t... Read More
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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 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
No: You are either going to express them on the chin/cheek or not. HSV1 usually presents on the lips. The saliva is immaterial to spread/emergence of th... 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Concerned, yes. Worried, no. Make an appointment with your primary care physician first. Paresthesia work up requires an exam and history for start... 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 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 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 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 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 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
Give it time: You probably just need to give it more time, especially if it was bicillin LA (benzathine penicillin). As long as you are not short of breath, fever ... Read More
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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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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 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 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 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Go to a dentist: Find a dentist that either takes cash, or a charity system that has a dental clinic. Regular medical clinics can only treat inflammation and infectio... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Yes: Although usually the pressure in the head thing is worse with bending over, as in from standing position, bending over at the waist and touching your ... 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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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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