Specialty: Family Practice



Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Family Medicine Residency Program
Philadelphia, PA

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine, 1976, cum Laude

Graduate School

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
Master of Science (Biology), 1972

Undergraduate School

University of Scranton
Scranton PA
Bachelor of Science (Biology Education), 1969, cum Laude

Professional Employment

TriValley Primary Care, Lower Salford Office
Physician/Shareholder and Founder, TriValley Primary Care

Harleysville, PA
1995 – Present
Lower Salford Medical Associates
Harleysville, PA
R. L. Derstine, M.D.
Harleysville, PA

Hospital Affiliation

Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, PA

Lansdale Hospital, Lansdale, PA

Nursing Home Affiliation

Dock Meadows, Hatfield, PA (assisted living facility of Dock Woods)

Dock Terrace, Lansdale, PA (skilled nursing facility of Dock Woods)

Harmony House, Lansdale, PA (dementia unit of Dock Woods)

Peter Becker, Harleysville, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Family Physicians, Diplomate

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Family Physicians

Academic Appointments Held

Instructor, Department of Family Practice, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Awards and Recognition

Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical honor society)

Clinical Leadership (offices held)

TriValley Primary Care – President, Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee; Member, Executive Committee

Chair, Department of Family Practice, Grand View Hospital

Board of Directors, Indian Creek Foundation

Board of Directors, American Heart Association – North Penn Chapter