Back / Derrick Farmer, MD

Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Farmer, a native of the Columbus, Ohio area, is an adult psychiatrist, who joined the Compass Health Center staff in 2018. He earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Following college, he worked as an educator for children with autism at the Emory Autism Center, an experience which cemented his decision to pursue a career in medicine and, more specifically, psychiatry. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia where he also received the E.J. McRanie Award, which is given annually to “the senior student who has demonstrated outstanding academic and clinical excellence in psychiatry.” In 2014 Dr. Farmer returned to the Midwest to complete his adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. There he earned numerous distinctions including serving as Chief Resident during his final year of training.

Dr. Farmer has experience treating adult patient’s across the lifespan and in a variety of settings. His particular areas of interest include the treatment of patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar and psychotic disorders. He also well versed in multiple treatment modalities including psychopharmacology and psychodynamic therapy, which allows him to meet the specific needs of his patients.