Lea Helen’s Helping Hands is privileged to feature an experienced group of professionals with diverse abilities who all work together to provide compassionate care for our patients in St. Louis, MO. Our team members are trained to provide individualized care, including in-home care, respite care, private-duty care, nursing visits, and consumer-directed services. To help you attain the support you deserve, our team strives to get to know you personally to understand your unique needs and develop a treatment plan that addresses them. Each team member greatly cherishes the connections they have made with the men and women under their care.
My name is Derek Christopher, and I am a board-certified family nurse practitioner, born and raised here in St. Louis, MO. I started my career as a registered nurse nine years ago in an acute care setting on the kidney/liver transplant floor at Barnes Jewish Hospital. While transplant was my home, I also worked in many different areas of the hospital from time to time, even including a small stent in the emergency room. Having gained that overall experience, I began to realize that while I loved helping people get better, I more so wanted to help prevent people from getting sick, which is what led me to become passionate about getting involved in health promotion and prevention. I wanted more than to help treat a short hospital stay, I wanted to help treat a full lifespan.
That being said, I jumped back into school, and in 2016, I graduated with my nurse practitioner degree from Maryville University. I soon thereafter embarked on a journey across the country to Nevada to begin my new career working in family medicine in a rural clinic. While there, I became introduced to the world of aesthetics and later obtained certification in both BOTOX® and dermal fillers. Now, back in this great ole city of St. Louis, my mission, should you choose, isn’t for YOU to be the person I think you should be but to help you be the person YOU want YOU to be.
9717 Landmark Parkway Dr, Ste 115
St Louis, MO 63127