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Physician Spotlight: Derek Buck, M.D., D.C.

Published April 2023 | In Spring 2023

Derek Buck, M.D., D.C., Interventional and Spine Care Specialist, Physiatrist Monument Health Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital. Pain often forces people to give up the things that they love doing. Luckily, Dr. Buck has their back.

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My Role

My role is to provide conservative treatment options to patients with back and neck pain. I also accurately diagnose painful spinal conditions and move the patient through a thorough treatment process. This begins with the least invasive options, and if the patient’s pain doesn’t improve then we determine if surgery is necessary. Ultimately, my role is to ensure a patient’s source of pain is accurately identified and treated. 

My Goal

I bring the most current and minimally invasive treatment options for spinal pain to the Black Hills. Nobody wants pain and discomfort to limit what they can do, and I want to help patients get relief. Hopefully that allows them to return to activities and lifestyles that they enjoy. My goal is to help each patient live their best life and contribute to better spinal health throughout the region.

My Passion

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing patients improve their quality of life and regain the ability to do the things they love. Outside of work, I’m Passionate about my children — anything I do with them! We love exploring the Black Hills and spending time in the outdoors, kayaking, canoeing and camping. I am also very grateful for the friends I have made in the time that I have been here.