Dr. Derek Anderson Recognized as LAFP 2020 Family Physician of the Year
This recognition acknowledges Dr. Anderson’s “years of service to his patients, his dedication to Family Medicine and his contributions to developing and improving the profession for future physicians and their patients,” according to the LAFP.
Dr. Anderson, a native of Louisiana, earned his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After completing his family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York in 1996, he took a faculty position at the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program. From May 2000 through August of 2015, Dr. Anderson alternately served as the Program Director or the Associate Director of the residency program. While serving as director, Dr. Anderson maintained a busy private practice.
He remains active in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians where he has served on several committees and held various positions, including his roles as the LAFP General Assembly Speaker and a member of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee. Dr. Anderson practices within Ochsner Health System and has also served as the primary care team physician for the Louisiana State University athletic department in Baton Rouge.
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