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 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA. He moved to Columbia, MO and worked at their Urgent Care for 6 years. In 2008, he moved to KC, MO and has been working at Heartland Primary Care in KCK.
Derek has twin children who are currently going to college in Minnesota.
Interests include volunteering at the Duchesne Clinic in KCK, hiking, biking, playing guitar and learning Spanish. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.