(936) 634-8800 Lufkin
(936) 755-3238 Livingston


Medical Credentials

University of Texas Health Science Center
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, San Antonio, Texas

University of Texas of Austin
Bachelor of Science, Psychology minor Biology, Austin, Texas


Texas Heart Institute Cardiovascular pathology, Houston, Texas


Pi Alpha Society


  • General Orthopedics to include treatment of osteoarthritis fractures and muscle/ tendon injuries
  • Sports related Injuries to include Sprains, Strains, as well as sports medicine, weight training and rehabilitation
  • Training in injections to include joint and bursal with and without ultrasound guidance
  • Soft Tissue repair to include laceration suturing and foreign body removal


Mr. Derek Harper is a Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA) with 6 years experience in orthopedics. He initially trained in San Antonio and went into private practice with a focus on Sports Medicine and total joint replacement.

Being an East Texas native, Derek was eager to move back and eventually helped open what is now Dedicated Orthopedic Center Urgent Care. In his time here he has helped care for local sports athletes providing necessary physicals and treatments of acute injuries. He also assists in surgery in his time away from the clinic.

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Dedicated MRI The highest quality MRI imaging available at significantly lower, non-hospital rates Dedicated Urgent Care Orthopedic Specialists Available 7 Days a Week Dedicated Orthopedics Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, and Sports Medicine Specialists Dedicated Home Health Specializing in Orthopedic Home Health Care, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation Dedicated Urgent Care For all of your Non-life Threatening and Non-emergency Needs