Dr. Derkach has more than 20 years of experience treating patients. He strongly believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and the importance of a properly functioning nervous system. He has vast clinical experience having worked in conjunction with orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and pain management specialists. He has diverse areas of expertise and therefore is proficient in managing complex, chronic disorders as well as acute injuries. He treats a wide variety of cases including injuries from automobile accidents, sports injuries, dance injuries and work injuries.
Dr. Derkach is also an expert in the field of California Workers’ Compensation and is a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). He has been a panel member at seminars instructing lawyers, doctors and claims examiners in impairment ratings. He has performed numerous evaluations of injured workers making disability/impairment determinations for complex work-related injuries. He is also an Independent Medical Evaluator (IME) and provides expert witness testimony.
Dr. Derkach assisted in the establishment of three chiropractic clinics in Eastern Europe and worked as co-director of the clinics providing treatment to hundreds of patients. He was a board member of the European Chiropractic Foundation and was one of the first to bring chiropractic care to this part of the world.
Dr. Derkach is a native to southern California having grown up in Glendale. He Attended college at California State University, Northridge and went on to attend Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles where he earned his Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic. He later returned to Cleveland Chiropractic College as an Associate Professor.
Meet Dr. Derkach
We believe our patients deserve the best scientifically based, safe and effective equipment and procedures. We therefore provide a gentle and safe approach with the use of the Activator Method of spinal adjustive care. This method allows us to treat with precision and accuracy using a method of analysis and a hand-held instrument. There is no twisting or cracking often associated with chiropractic care which can result in pain or injury. Dr. Derkach is proficiency rated with Activator Methods International.
Many of our patients have failed to improve with medications or surgery or wish to avoid the potential risks and side effects which often come with these treatments. We realize however that some patients require treatment or procedures in addition to chiropractic care. In these cases referral to other health care providers including medical physicians will be made as necessary. Diagnostic studies such as X-ray and MRIs will be obtained only when felt medically necessary.
What To Expect
WE ARE CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE SOUTH BAY AREA AT PALOS VERDES BOULEVARD AND SEPULVEDA BOULEVARD.
THERE IS PLENTY OF FREE PARKING.
WE ARE PART OF THE TREATBETTER OFFICE SUITES.
Tuesday and Thursday: 5 pm to 7 pm.
Saturday: 9am to 2 pm
Additional days and hours are available. Please call or email to arrange for an appointment and we will try to accommodate your schedule.
With regard to COVID-19 please be assured that we take all precautions to ensure your safety.