Michael Derr, DO


Dr. Michael Derr, a rehabilitation physician, came to Tanner Clinic in 2012, following a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He also served at the renowned Mayo Clinic as a staff physician in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

At Tanner Clinic, the specialist in pain intervention works with patients suffering with pain, often chronic, in their back, neck, shoulder or limbs. He believes that the impact of an illness — the ability to move, care for oneself and work — is as important at the illness itself.

Dr. Derr, a native of Sandy, Utah, graduated from Brigham Young University. He received his medical degree from A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo.

Following medical school, Dr. Derr completed an internship in internal medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He remained nearby while active-duty Air Force for four years as a staff physician in an outpatient clinic at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Dr. Derr followed his tenure in the Air Force by entering a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He then stayed on as a staff physician in the PM&R department for one year. Dr. Derr then completed an ACGME fellowship in pain medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dr. Derr is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. He specializes in fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided procedures, a subject on which he’s spoken at numerous national meetings.

Dr. Derr lives with his wife and daughter in Kaysville. He is an avid aficionado of movies and when not before a screen, you’ll find him hiking and spending time with family and friends.