Meet the PrevMed Team

Ford Brewer, MD, MPH


Dr. Ford Brewer ran the postgraduate program in prevention at John Hopkins, has over 25 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has run large medical staff teams in prevention, primary care, and telemedicine. Many of our patients have come to love Dr. Brewer's YouTube channel, with insight on the science behind our approach. 

As a Provider, he will spend time with you discussing treatment options and develop a plan of care.

Janice Derrickson, DPT, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC


Janice Derrickson has a Doctorate in health education and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins in addition to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She served as faculty at Johns Hopkins and New York Medical College. Her further training as a Health Coach from Vanderbilt University is a critical asset to the PrevMed team.    

As your personal health and wellness coach, Janice will focus on your personal health vision. An assessment of Health and Wellness Behaviors, short and long-term goal setting, and the establishment of monthly action steps are just a few of the ways that Janice will support you in lasting lifestyle change. She will spend time with you monthly to review and revise your action steps with a focus on collaborative ongoing support and resources for success.

Michelle Hamilton, Practice Manager


Michelle joined the PrevMed team in April 2018.   She comes from a strong health management background and worked for Health First Network in Pensacola for over 18 years. 

Michelle oversees the day-to-day operations of PrevMed. Her duties include marketing, accounting, website maintenance, patient enrollment,  scheduling, lab coordination, and patient care coordination. 

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Our focus is the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of health issues relating to heart disease, stroke, insulin resistance and diabetes, cancer, and dementia. Please invite others to join in our efforts. Enjoy!

-Dr. Ford Brewer, MD, MPH