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Derrick A. German, M.D.

Derrick A. German, M.D.

Family Medicine

5 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Locations

Medical Associates of Penfield

1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Suite 100, Eastside YMCA
Penfield, NY 14526

About Me

Special Interests
Medicine for all ages and whole family care, women’s health, chronic disease management, sports medicine, procedures (skin procedures, biopsies, joint and trigger point injections), evidence-based medicine, and care of Spanish speaking patients.

Philosophy
I am commit...
Special Interests
Medicine for all ages and whole family care, women’s health, chronic disease management, sports medicine, procedures (skin procedures, biopsies, joint and trigger point injections), evidence-based medicine, and care of Spanish speaking patients.

Philosophy
I am committed to partnering with and empowering patients and their families to provide high quality personalized medical care and while supporting their overall wellness and well being.

Personal Interests
Resistance weight training, gardening and landscaping, my 4 dogs, exploring new placed to eat with my wife.

Certified Specialties

Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine (Part-Time) - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2019 - 2021

Internship, Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2018 - 2019

Education

MD | University of Rochester. 2018

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. German reviews my medical history and orders tests and labs I have due.

Mar 14, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. German is a very caring dedicated doctor to his patients Im very satisfied with his care.

Mar 11, 2024

5.0 stars

[...]. I'm very satisfied with my care. Thank you.

Mar 11, 2024

5.0 stars

Great office & I feel I'm very lucky to have found them

Mar 09, 2024

5.0 stars

The receptionist I spoke with was extremely understanding & showed care & empathy for me. Dr. German is easily the best PCP I have ever had. Very kind, patient & knowledgeable with a great bed-side manner that I truly appreciate.

Mar 09, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. German listened carefully to my concerns . Definetly , an excellent doctor

Mar 05, 2024

5.0 stars

Excellent care with Dr and this facilityStaff and DR are really great!!

Mar 04, 2024

5.0 stars

Outstanding listener and provider.

Mar 03, 2024

5.0 stars

Was very pleased with my visit to Dr German and his very nice nursing student.

Feb 29, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. German is an exceptional Physician! Probably the BEST GP I have ever had!

Feb 23, 2024

5.0

Continue to do exactly what you all are doing!!!! This team is the best!

Feb 23, 2024

5.0

The office was short staffed on my visit and I appreciate that Dr German is a team player - took my vitals himself. He is excellent about follow up. I reallly appreciate his care.

Feb 21, 2024

5.0

Dr. German is very easy to talk with and appears to be very concerned with my health. I am extremely satisfied.

Feb 16, 2024

5.0

Not sure of the nurse's name , when I was in the exam room, but she was terrific and of course Dr.German. He's absolutely wonderful and caring.

Feb 08, 2024

5.0

Was seen same day as call. Upon arrival and checking in I saw Dr. German within 5-6 minutes. Terrific to be seen that quickly. Great Doctor!!!

Feb 05, 2024

5.0

Great experience!

Feb 05, 2024

5.0

I did not get any other persons name but the receptionist, the nurse, the Dr and Secretary at check out were all very pleasant and professional.

Feb 05, 2024

5.0

I'm 64 years old I've had many doctors. I feel very comfortable with Dr. German. I think he has the education Knowledge and the skills I need to continue on with my life.

Feb 04, 2024

5.0

I respect and trust Dr. German. His office staff is outstanding. ( Special shout out to Diana.) The nurse that took my vital signs was also very nice and comforting.I Trust and value Dr German and his practice so much that both my wife and my mother are patience as well.

Feb 04, 2024

5.0

[...] All was good. Thanks.

Jan 29, 2024

5.0

Dr German is always prepared when we meet. He clearly has reviewed my medical history. His knowledge is exceptional.

Jan 27, 2024

5.0

Exceptional

Jan 27, 2024

5.0

Excellent service

Jan 23, 2024

5.0

Dr German took his time, involved me in my care decisions, answered questions in an understandable manner and followed me closely over the weekend. I am very grateful

Jan 18, 2024

5.0

The receptionist fit me in despite the schedule being full. So appreciative. I think her name is Karen, but it's been a week so I'm not sure. And of course Dr German for taking such good care of me.

Jan 18, 2024

5.0

Dr. German is very professional. He is also very friendly and personable.

Jan 15, 2024

5.0

I changed my doctor 1+ years ago, it's one of the best decisions I made. Dr. German made important medical/prescription changes that have had a positive impact of my overall health.

Jan 12, 2024

5.0

Dr German was smart, concerned and helpful. I was extremely impressed with him.

Dec 27, 2023

5.0

Everyone in this office is very professional and courteous. I can't pick one over another

Dec 25, 2023

5.0

Dr German is always extremely thorough and spends enough time to adequately review and answer all my questions and possible concerns

Dec 25, 2023

5.0

Recently changed to this PCP but the annual physical is not as thorough as my previous PCP.

Dec 23, 2023

5.0

Outstanding in every way ! Hands down the best doctor I have ever dealt with.

Dec 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. German listens and understands that my goal is to avoid prescription drugs and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Dec 14, 2023

5.0

All good

Dec 11, 2023

5.0

He is very polite and listening to my questions.

Dec 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. German is an excellent doctor always listens and very helpful to any of my concerns

Dec 10, 2023

5.0

i'm very satisfy

Dec 10, 2023

5.0

With this visit Dr German prompted me to pursue a Cologuard procedure with success

Dec 07, 2023

5.0

The Penfield office is always a smooth, well run, well scheduled experience.

Dec 07, 2023

5.0

He congratulated on my blood tests and on lowering my A1C

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

I have several doctors due to my illness. Dr. German is the only doctor that treats me with respect and listens to me. [...]

Dec 06, 2023

4.2

Love the care

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

Keep up the good work!

Dec 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Derrick German is very knowledgeable & easy to talk to.

Oct 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. German is a good primary care providers thorough honest & informative.

Oct 29, 2023

5.0

Patiently answered all my questions

Oct 10, 2023

5.0

I have several Strong Doctors that have or are treating me. Dr. German was recommended as a Primary. He is fantastic! He needs an award for the respect and care he gives his patients. You need to employ more doctors who actually listen to their patients. He is on top of everything.

Sep 17, 2023

5.0

All good.

Sep 15, 2023

5.0

It was great.

Sep 15, 2023

5.0

It was very good.

Sep 15, 2023

5.0

Ok as is

Sep 15, 2023

5.0

He is thoughtful caring. Great communication and an advocate for his patients

Sep 12, 2023

5.0

Took the time to show me a recent CT scan and explain all I was viewing.

Aug 30, 2023

5.0

Everyone was very helpful, I'm sorry I don't recall all of their names.

Aug 30, 2023

5.0

I'm satisfied

Aug 25, 2023

5.0

Overall and excellent primary care doctor

Aug 25, 2023

5.0

Only my second visit with Dr. German, both routine physicals. So far I have been happy with Dr. German

Aug 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Derrick German and Dr. Emily Weis and Dr. Fong. All of these three doctors are the best doctors you have!

Aug 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. German is an excellent doctor and with all of the doctors I have at Strong and [...] (at least 7), is one of two that listens to the medical issues and addresses them. He and his office need to be commended.

Aug 16, 2023

5.0

Never a bad experience.

Aug 14, 2023

5.0

Dr German and the 2PAs I was seen by this year were all excellent. The new office staff were all patient and kind as well.

Aug 14, 2023

5.0

Hire more doctors like Dr. German.

Aug 04, 2023

5.0

I feel very comfortable in his presence and would not hesitate to ask him anything.

Aug 04, 2023

5.0

Dr German is a great listener, and has a positive outlook at all times

Jul 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. German in is superb in every respect! He is a very caring and understanding doctor. I'mVery blessed to be under his care and would highly recommend himToAnyone.

Jul 23, 2023

5.0

He is the BESt!

Jul 23, 2023

5.0

Very positive experience. Dr German listens, explains and shows interest. Instills trust.

Jul 22, 2023

5.0

I have communicated with Dr German using the message system in My chart. He has been very responsive and timely with his responses every time

Jul 20, 2023

5.0

[...] the care exceeded my expectations.

Jul 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. German was willing to meet with me during his lunch hour and went above and beyond to help me get necessary tests completed.

Jul 15, 2023

5.0

This was my introductory "Meet and Greet" visit with Dr. Derrick German after my previous primary care physician, Dr. Jain, retired. Dr. German was absolutely wonderful... I told my entire family how happy I was to have found him.

Jul 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. German - very caring, great listener.

Jul 10, 2023

5.0

It was very good

Jun 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. German was referred to me when my former PCP decided to further his career & move on.. I was pleasantly surprised to feel an immediate bond with Dr. German. He carefully explained, actively listened, and included me in decision-making. I am pleased to have him as a Primary Care Doctor.

Jun 29, 2023

5.0

I was able to get in quick, and Dr. German always listens to me and provides me with honest feedback.

Jun 25, 2023

5.0

Since Dr German is new to me, it was a real pleasure getting to know him.

Jun 17, 2023

5.0

Good in inclusion in care

Jun 16, 2023

5.0

Derrick German was a very nice guy, good listener, on time and showed concern.

Jun 12, 2023

5.0

Very good communicator and knowledgeable. I asked Dr. German a question and concern I had about what there might be using a product based on what is stated on the info on the product. Without hesitation he knew and stated back to me about one of the ingredients and reassured me it was okay that I was using it. Very reassuring!

Jun 12, 2023

5.0

[...] my visit went smooth.

Jun 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. German who is terrific in my impression is very informative, knowledgeable, respectful, considerate and puts you at ease when you are with him. The nurse who took my Wt., Ht., BP, Temp., etc., was very efficient and professional as well.

Jun 12, 2023

5.0

Good. Very attentive

Jun 08, 2023

5.0

I've been a patient of Dr. German's for just over a year now and sincerely believe he's the best primary care physician I've collaborated with on my health and well-being. As I'm getting older, it was important for me to find a clinician I had confidence in and could build trust with. I found him in Dr. German. The staff at the office are great too!

Jun 01, 2023

5.0

Keep up the good work!

Jun 01, 2023

5.0

Very good experience. It was my first wellness check/ physical with Dr. German. I was very satisfied.

May 27, 2023

5.0

I feel UR Med is providing good care.

May 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent provider. Listened to my concerns and was very thorough

May 11, 2023

5.0

Timely gave great relief very pleasant

May 04, 2023

5.0

One of the Best doctors Strong has.

May 04, 2023

5.0

You need to teach all of your doctors at Strong to listen and respond to patients care as Dr. German, Dr. Weis and Dr. Fong do. [...] Dr. German, Dr. Weis and Dr. Fong are the BEST doctors Strong has and should be commended.

May 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Derrick German seemed very thorough, as this was my initial "new patient" visit with him. He seemed very relaxed and attentive to any questions that I asked on patient care. I was given his name from my previous PC (Bob Kerper), who retired end of 2022.

Apr 29, 2023

5.0

Dr German is a new doctor for me because my doctor retired. I would give him 5/5 stars!

Apr 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. German, Dr.Baumgard, Dr Peyre, Allison Gunderson, Whitney Read, Anne Leitten! I know if I ever need anything or have any questions I know they will be there and get back to me asap! It is comforting to know they "have my back" and I have them to care for me.

Apr 20, 2023

5.0

Having had Cancer sucks but my care throughout this entire experience has been exceptional and I just want to thank everyone involved!

Apr 20, 2023

5.0

[...] this is the best designed office layout I've experienced and the people here have all been friendly and professional

Apr 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. German is very diligent in keeping me Informed - posting messages prior to my visit about two questionable blood results and had info handy to go over it when I walked in. I have not had that kind of precision follow-up with my previous PCPs.

Apr 09, 2023

5.0

Great meeting

Mar 24, 2023

5.0

[...] All my needs are met.

Mar 24, 2023

5.0

My visit was about a referral for a reclining chair. Dr was very patient. He did not rush and he is always kind. I am blessed to have him as my Dr. [...]

Mar 24, 2023

5.0

The doctor is excellent. He spends time with his patients and makes sure they understand.

Mar 10, 2023

5.0

I highly recommend the doctor.

Mar 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. German, for being so calm, and patient. He never makes me feel rushed. He's very much concerned on making sure I make appointments for my other important doctor appointments. Like for instance a Mammogram.

Mar 10, 2023

Dr German cares [...].

Mar 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. German very helpful with developing a plan to deal with health issues discussed at this visit.

Mar 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. German definitely I think he is so nice with his patients, he gave me enough time and I didn't feel he was rushing as I had felt it with other doctors in the past. Also he offered to me speak Spanish in case I would feel more comfortable speaking my primary language.

Mar 03, 2023

5.0

All was so good

Mar 03, 2023

5.0

Dr German was great - it was the first time meeting him and he was very kind, informative and helpful

Feb 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. German was great.

Feb 24, 2023

5.0

Was very good

Feb 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Derick German. He is fantastic, compassionate, caring and interested in the patients issues.

Feb 22, 2023

5.0

Other than he wanted my signature there was no need for this appointment in person. It was a med check.

Feb 19, 2023

5.0

I have had only one visit with Dr. German - it went really well [...].

Feb 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. German is amazing!

Feb 15, 2023

5.0

Dr.German was so warm and inviting, Constance was very friendly/warm/funny! It is nice to see such warm personalities in a primary care office in the midst of a pandemic. My old office had flat personalities without much of a personal touch, so I am so relieved to find this office! Janet came in to say hi and she was very nice. I was SO PLEASED with everyone!!

Feb 07, 2023

5.0

[...] I was very pleased with everything. The wait time was SUPER quick. Staff was very friendly. The office was so clean.

Feb 07, 2023

5.0

I hope Dr.German stays in this region for many many years. We need more doctors like him around!

Feb 07, 2023

5.0

I moved here from another County and my Daughter recommended Dr Derrick German and I am so far very pleased with him! He is very intelligent and up to date on my condition and I would like to give him a 10 for being kind and caring

Feb 05, 2023

Dr. German was fantastic and really took the time to explain the COVID medications and the benefits and side effects of each drug. I really really appreciated his time.

Feb 03, 2023

5.0

This office is always so kind. It's a clean and calm environment. I always feel heard and calm during and after my visits.

Jan 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. German is an amazing provider. He always goes above and beyond. He explains things in detail and is honest about what he thinks is best for me as a patient and then gives me the opportunity to respond or offer any suggestions.

Jan 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. German for his patience and understanding at a very trying time for me.

Jan 30, 2023

5.0

I am most happy with Dr German and his team.

Jan 26, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. German - he's the best!

Jan 26, 2023

5.0

He's down to earth, understanding & easy to talk to - he PAYS ATTENTION!

Jan 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Derrick German. Excellent listener, takes my input and we agree on a course of action.

Jan 14, 2023

5.0

Everything is excellent

Jan 14, 2023

Dr German is a very caring doctor

Jan 09, 2023

5.0

This visit with Dr. German was a "first time" visit for me, primarily an introduction, as my previous PCP left the area, and recommended Dr.German to take over as my (our) PCP.

Dec 25, 2022

5.0

Everything was great.

Dec 04, 2022

5.0

Excellent.

Nov 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. German. He is an excellent primary care physician.

Nov 20, 2022

5.0

Excellent service

Nov 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. German is great!

Nov 10, 2022

5.0

[...], experience was excellent.

Nov 02, 2022

5.0

The purpose of my visit was to establish care with a new primary care doctor. Never having changed doctors before, I was nervous. The staff members were welcoming and Dr. German was wonderful. He made it very easy and I felt very comfortable there. I could not have asked for a better experience.

Nov 01, 2022

Dr. German is the best, I'm a relatively new patient and I'm praying he plans to stay in Rochester!

Oct 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. German and everyone at the front desk were great! Sorry I didn't catch/forgot your names, ladies.

Oct 17, 2022

5.0

I am new to the practice and have been seen once by my primary and [...] as an emergency by another. In both visits I was extremely satisfied.

Oct 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Derrick German was very helpful, kind, and listened to me.

Oct 15, 2022

5.0

This was our initial visit with Dr. German and my wife and myself seem very happy with him so far

Oct 13, 2022

5.0

They were very good the doctor in the office

Oct 05, 2022

5.0

Dr German is new to me, but very through and helpful.

Sep 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. German is the best provider I have ever had. Clerical staff is amazing as well.

Sep 21, 2022

5.0

[...] I was admitted to Dr German's office she is vey good and sees to my comfort. Dr German is direct and knowledgeable and listens very happy to be in his care.

Sep 17, 2022

5.0

Everything was fine [...]

Sep 16, 2022

5.0

IT was my first time meeting Dr German . My doctor had retired . It took way to long to get my first appointment but it was worth the wait . I was very impressed with Dr German !

Sep 06, 2022

5.0

Dr German and the Young lady who weighed me and took my blood pressure she was great !

Sep 06, 2022

5.0

No improvements needed

Aug 28, 2022

5.0

I mentioned a bump on my neck and Dr. German did a ultrasound using his smartphone and attachment and immediately confirmed that It was just a fatty mass and It Is nothing to worry about. I am really Impressed with his listening skills and Immediate response and evaluation. This visit was a fantastic experience and I feel that Dr, German cares about my health.

Aug 27, 2022

4.6

[...] Good experience.

Aug 15, 2022

5.0

The entire staff is great and very helpful. Dr. German\Young, Smart, caring am on it!

Aug 11, 2022

5.0

Good Experience - No Complaints

Aug 05, 2022

4.2

I very much appreciate Dr German. He answers my questions during an exam but also those I ask via URmyChart messaging.

Jul 29, 2022

5.0

I can never remember names everyone seemed to want to help.

Jul 29, 2022

4.2

Clearly explain the differences between a wellness checkup and a full physical exam - and when one should be requested over the other. I am 72 and the wellness exam does not do a deep dive exploration of my body and it's abilities/limitations.

Jul 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. German was very easy to talk to, took the time to listen to me and explained things in a way that was easy to understand

Jul 29, 2022

5.0

So far, after three visits, changing to this practice has been a breath of fresh air. Easier availability on the phone, Much nicer office staff that are very professional. I find Dr. German to be very interested in my progress [...]

Jul 29, 2022

5.0

Every thing went well.

Jul 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. German is absolutely wonderful. I left my last doctor because I didn't like the way he talked to me in the office, and I switched to Dr. German. Dr. German sat and answered all my questions and explained everything to me, and is someone who I am very comfortable with. I called my brother immediately telling him that he should try to become one of Dr. German's new patients. Unfortunately he isn't taking new patients.

Jul 26, 2022

5.0

[...] it truly was great.

Jul 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Derrick German. Outstanding listener and compassionate. Instills confidence

Jul 16, 2022

5.0

This experience was excellent. Continue as is

Jul 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Derrick German was very polite, respectful and very informative

Jun 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Derek German mainly and staff were all helpful

Jun 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. German was very thorough with his explanations and went thru Item by Item of questions I had for him. Very complete and felt I was In very good hands.

Jun 05, 2022

5.0

[...] was my first appointment with Dr. German (meet & greet), as I am changing from [...] to UR.

May 26, 2022

3.8

I would like a different primary care doctor. This doctor is very kind and well-intentioned, [...] misunderstands a lot of what I say. I just feel uncomfortable and like it's not a good fit for me personally. [...]

May 21, 2022

5.0

My visit was pleasant.

May 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. German & staff members were very good, etc.

May 12, 2022

5.0

(Everything was fine.)

May 12, 2022

5.0

Wonderful provider!

May 11, 2022

5.0

Doug Fein has been my provider for a VERY long time. Wonderful person and will be missed! Dr. German will now be the person I see and I could not ask for a better doc. :)

May 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. German is a great guy - easy to talk to - knowledgable

May 04, 2022

5.0

Everything was fine

May 04, 2022

5.0

This was a first visit to establish myself as a new patient for Dr. German. [...] he had what was on the U of R record and took time to inquire and add to my history and current state in his visit notes. [...] Hopefully, now that I am established that will not me the norm. He did order an X-ray to check on my coughing so I appreciate that and took care of my prescription needs. He was very engaging and thoughtful and I look forward to having him as my PCP. Also your reception person, check out and the nurse that took care of my were very nice and accommodating so I thank them also.

Mar 29, 2022

5.0

Dr German was great. So glad to have him as my primary care giver.

Mar 23, 2022

4.6

Improve on communication style. I felt like my provider was speaking to me like I was a child. Assess health literacy and converse/educate accordingly

Mar 04, 2022

5.0

I have enjoyed starting my journey of a Primary care physician with Dr. German

Mar 04, 2022

5.0

Dr German provides me knowledge to better care for my health. [...]

Feb 01, 2022