Derek Woessner, M.D.
Dr. Derek Woessner was born in Texas and has called various places home, to include Brazil. Eventually, he moved to GA and attended Berry College where he graduated cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. He was selected for the military F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program and attended Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Fort Benning, Ga. during which time he served as chief resident and became qualified as a Flight Surgeon.
Following Residency, Dr. Woessner was selected to serve as a special operations physician for the 3d Ranger Battalion. During Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi freedom, he completed combat tours and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He returned to training to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine in Allentown, Pa. During his fellowship he served on the medical staff for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hockey Team, a professional minor league affiliate for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers as well as the Bethlehem Steel, the professional minor league soccer team affiliated with the Philadelphia Union.
As a Sports Medicine specialist, Dr. Woessner focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and non-operative management of sport and exercise related injuries and disorders. Additionally, he uses ultrasound for the treatment of musculoskeletal and nerve injuries.
Dr. Woessner has a special interest in concussion treatment, as well as PRP therapy or "platelet-rich plasma," which is a treatment for chronic sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Woessner, his wife Charlotte, an AUM alumna and nurse practitioner, and their four children (Jacob, Micah, Sarah and Sean) spend a majority of their time trying to outsmart their standard poodle.