Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Practice Philosophy: I believe in working closely with families so that each child is treated uniquely. It is important to not only hear concerns and develop options for care but to also identify a child’s strengths and build on those. My desire is to provide excellent individual care and equip families to the best of my ability so each child has the best opportunity to reach her or his developmental potential.
Professional School: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
Special Interests: Early trauma, Autism, Adaptive behaviors for children with developmental/neurological challenges
John Derrick, ARNP, MSN, CPNP-PC, is a board-certified developmental pediatrics nurse practitioner, with expertise in autism spectrum disorders and neurodevelopmental delays. He partners with an interdisciplinary team to evaluate and treat children experiencing a full range of developmental and behavioral difficulties. In addition to risks due to perinatal history, his clinical interests center on challenges based on early traumatic experiences, autism disorder treatment and adaptive behaviors for children living with developmental/neurodevelopmental challenges. Away from work, he enjoys wildlife protection, hiking, reading, swimming and traveling.
The conditions John treats include:
- At risk neonate, infants and toddlers based on perinatal history
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Developmental delays
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Adaptive behaviors and behavioral issues