Derek Backer, MD, MPH

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Derek Backer, MD, MPH

Hospitalist

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Derek  Backer, MD, MPH

As an Augusta native, I have always cherished the way family and community comes together to provide an enriched and vibrant life. After graduating high school in Evans, GA, I attended the University of Georgia for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. From there I returned to my home town and obtained my medical degree from The Medical College of Georgia. I completed my internship and residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. I then spent 6 years in practice as a hospitalist in Asheville, North Carolina both in supervising the training of residents and directly caring for adults in Western North Carolina before returning to Augusta in 2020 to continue my practice at Augusta University.

  • Clinical Interests

    Patient safety, health marketing and behavior.

  • Research Interests

  • Other Info

  • Philosophy of Care

    My philosophy of care is founded in open communication and collaboration with patients and families to evaluate, diagnose, and treat both acute and chronic health conditions in adults. I work to foster shared decision-making for patients, and to incorporate their prior experiences and beliefs into current evidenced based therapy to reach their goal of sustained wellness whenever possible.

  • Specialties

    Hospitalist

  • Language(s)

    English

Positions

Assistant Professor - Hospital Medicine

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2014

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Internship: Medical University of South Carolina

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

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