Anthony Dekker, DO
Gallup Indian Medical Center
Dr. Dekker is currently a member of the Primary Care Service Line at the Gallup Indian Medical Center in the Indian Health Service. He provides services in addiction and pain medicine, primary care and is part of the team working on the COVID epidemic. Previously he was at the Northern Arizona Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System in Prescott, Arizona. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Dekker was the director of the Department of Addiction Medicine at the Ft Belvoir Community Hospital which is one of the replacement hospitals for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After serving the Indian Health Service from 1998 to 2010 in Arizona he was also the Associate Director of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Director, Ambulatory Care and Community Health.
Born and raised in Western Michigan he graduated from Hope College in Holland Michigan. He completed his Osteopathic education at Michigan State University in 1978. He completed his internship and family medicine residency at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and an Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. As a Public Health Service Scholar, he served Chicago’s South Side for fourteen years. Dr. Dekker is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is a Fellow in numerous professional societies. As a member of the healthcare team at the Gallup Indian Medical Center, he is dedicated to the Mission of providing the highest quality care to American Indians and Alaska Natives. His areas of expertise include addiction medicine, chronic pain syndromes, infomatics, high risk youth, domestic violence and behavioral health. Past faculty appointments include clinical professorships at George Washington University (Washington DC), and the Andrew Taylor Still University (Mesa, AZ). He was professor and chair of Family Medicine at the Kansas City University 1994-1998 and Associate Professor at Midwestern University from 1986 to 1994.
Dr. Dekker has no disclosures.