Derek C. Whitaker, MD
About Derek C. Whitaker, MD
Dr. Whitaker is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a fellowship in adult reconstruction. After graduating from The University of Richmond, he earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia in 1998. He completed an orthopaedic residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas in 2005. After two military deployments and an overseas assignment, Dr. Whitaker completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. He then joined the faculty at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in 2011 and served as Chairman of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation from 2014 until his Army retirement in 2020, after 22 years of service. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Dr. Whitaker has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and online publications. He specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, which includes treatment of hip and knee problems arising from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, trauma, and congenital/developmental conditions.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified
Education and Training
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia
Internship: William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
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Dr. Whitaker’s Reviews
January 28, 2024
He was very fair. Although recommended treatment I told they would provide was not provided to me. Not his fault, just concerned about my condition only
January 18, 2024
I could not have been treated any better.
January 18, 2024
I've recommended Dr Whitaker to several people. They have also been very pleased with him. Outstanding doctor! Very professional staff in the office as well.
December 14, 2023
Dr Whitaker is an excellent surgeon, compassionate, understanding, and a wonderful person.
December 12, 2023
I have recommended Dr Whitaker and AU often!!!
November 24, 2023
Dr Whitaker is a great Dr and has always been concerned about my progress and has always talked to me about my future care and therapy.
October 26, 2023
I hope he learns to be little more friendly and not so judgemental and uncaring attitude
August 25, 2023
May 26, 2023
I have recommended this facility and Dr to several friends and family. They are always accommodating.
April 27, 2023
Dr. Witaker,MD has a warm bedside professional courtesy for his patients. I would definitely recommend him to other friends & family.
April 23, 2023
He elaborated on the nature/cause of my continuing pain. Prescribed plan. Gave me referrals for other ortho issues. Nice manner. Did a good job of instructing other physician who accompanied him.
April 22, 2023
This was one of the best experiences I have with a doctor. Dr. Whitaker discussed every aspect of my surgery and recovery. He showed he was concerned about all aspects of my mental, physical and emotional progress. I was completely overwhelmed by his level of concern and his positive approach to getting me back to complete recovery and my progress for the future.
April 14, 2023
I like the way he explains everything to me
April 8, 2023
No comment or complaints, just a very friendly office of people's
April 8, 2023
The provider was very good, but the office wait time was not. I would not return to an office if it consistently made me wait that long.
March 12, 2023
Dr. Whitaker was very helpful in answering my questions.
February 10, 2023
Will recommend this health care provider to anyone.
January 6, 2023
I have complete trust in Dr WHe spends time and listens to your concerns/questions Very good feeling after talking to him!!
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