Derek Rice
Derek R. Rice

Derek R. Rice OD


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Dr. Rice sums up the passion for his profession in two words: “The patients! I really enjoy helping people to see and resolving their visual acuity issues,” he says. Noting the key role of diagnosis to patient outcomes, he says “We discuss their specific needs, which gives me the chance to understand my patients and their lifestyles.” Dr. Rice credits his parents with his decision to become a physician, adding “I chose optometry to practice in different settings.”

Patients may be interested to know that Dr. Rice spent 13 years performing volunteer mountain search and rescue missions with the sheriff’s department. Now retired from this “second profession,” he spends more time with family and on his hobby, classic cars.

Office Information

  • 16414 Whittier Blvd Whittier, CA 90603

    Main: 562.947.0391
    Fax: 562.947.0871

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





  • Optometry


Medical School

Southern California College of Optometry