Dr. Donzella Dixon, a dedicated member of the First Medcare team in Canarsie, Brooklyn since June 2020, boasts an impressive 33-year tenure in the field of medicine. Hailing from the vibrant island of Jamaica, Dr. Dixon is deeply committed to providing top-notch healthcare to her Caribbean community. Her unique blend of cultural awareness, extensive medical knowledge, and personal devotion enables her to meet the healthcare needs of her patients with cultural sensitivity and clinical expertise.
Driven by her love for the natural sciences and outstanding academic performance in biology, chemistry, and physics, Dr. Dixon pursued a career in medicine. Her inherent ability to connect with people in a positive manner led her to become a doctor, a role that she is truly passionate about. To her, practicing medicine never feels like work, and there’s nothing that brings her greater joy than hearing a patient say, “Thank you, Doctor.”
Within the Canarsie community, Dr. Dixon thrives on building strong patient and family relationships to deliver highly personalized and effective healthcare. Her commitment to healthcare promotion and prevention aligns with the guidelines set by the American College of Physicians and aims to reduce the emotional, social, and financial burdens of healthcare within the population.
At First Medcare, Dr. Dixon specializes in treating patients aged 18 and older, focusing on preventing and managing chronic medical conditions, including coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity. She also dedicates her expertise to counseling younger patients on safe sexual behavior, responsible cellphone use, and safe driving habits, recognizing these as key factors affecting the well-being of the immigrant Caribbean population.
Dr. Dixon’s extensive experience includes serving as an attending physician with Health Quest Medical Practice in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, South Island Medical Associates in Brooklyn, NY, and Betances Health Center in Manhattan. She has actively contributed to medical education by training Physician Assistant students from Marist College, serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Family Medicine residents from Beth Israel Medical Center’s program, and instructing nurse practitioner students from Columbia Presbyterian Nursing School.
Her impressive credentials include a medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University in New York. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.
In her leisure time, Dr. Dixon finds solace in gardening, creating floral arrangements, and indulging in stamp collecting.