Dr. Fickenscher was born in Omaha, NE and attended undergrad at Creighton University. He then went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha for a Masters in Exercise Science with a specialty in Biomechanics. After Medical school at Creighton University, he completed a residency in Family Medicine at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA. He then worked 6 years at the University of Missouri Hospital at Columbia at their Urgent Care. In 2008 he moved to KC, MO and has been working the Urgent Care at Heartland Primary Care office in KCK.
Derek has twin children and is married to Kristin Fickenscher who is a Pediatric Radiologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Interests include volunteering at the Duchesne Clinic in KCK, guitar, coaching baseball, hiking, biking, and attending his children’s activities. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.