The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) is proud to honor Derek Anderson, MD, as the 2020 Family Physician of the Year. The winner was announced Friday, July 31st, at the LAFP Awards and Installation Ceremony held in Destin, FL.
This award recognizes 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. Letters of endorsement were received from colleagues and patients, all of whom have significant knowledge of Dr. Anderson's commitment to Family Medicine.
Dr. Derek Anderson, a native of Louisiana received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA in 1993. 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.
Dr. Anderson is currently employed with Ochsner Health System and has served as the primary care team physician for the Louisiana State University athletic department in Baton Rouge. Dr. Anderson is also the family medicine chair and lead clinical chair at AUC.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Anderson is a past president of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians and a retired delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. He currently serves as the LAFP General Assembly Speaker and a member of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee.
Dr. Anderson is married to Mary Anderson and they have two children. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.