Dr. Derek V. Hicks is the Chief Clinical Officer at FountainRx in Morristown, Tennessee. As an owner/partner responsibilities include education and training for the pharmacists, compounding formula development and quality management. He completed his Pre-Pharmacy requirements at Furman University in Greenville, SC and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he completed a General Clinical Residency Program at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta where the focus was on clinical pharmacokinetics and infectious disease.
Derek accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord as a young child of six and has sought to serve Him in various ways throughout his life’s journey. He has been a member of First Baptist Church Morristown, TN for over 40 years where he has served as a youth counselor, choir member, Sunday school teacher and deacon. Along with four other couples and his wife of almost 30 years, Lynn, they founded Cornerstone Academy, now Lakeway Christian Schools, in Morristown, Tennessee. Lynn and he have three beautiful children. Andrew, a first-year medical student at ETSU, is married to Emily Pinkerton. Abigail is employed at Lakeway Christian Schools where she is an Admissions Assistant and Events Coordinator and is married to Parris Winstead. Last, but not least, Ashley Anna is a sophomore at Anderson University in Anderson South Carolina where she will major in business.