Dr. Dora Dixie is board certified in Family and Addiction Medicine. She graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago and completed her residency training in Family Medicine followed by a fellowship in faculty development with an emphasis in Addiction Medicine at the then combined programs of Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
In her more than a quarter of a century of practicing medicine, Dr. Dixie has used her training and passion in the fields of primary care, addiction medicine, education of medical students and residents in psychiatry, family and internal medicine, and obesity treatment. She has been a pioneer in several areas of medicine including starting the first out-of-hospital medically managed detoxification programs at Interventions and The Women’s Treatment Center and Probuphine implants for opioid substance use disorder. She started the ambulatory (outpatient), medically assisted treatment for addictions, now called substance use disorders, at Cook County Health Systems in 2004. What Dr. Dixie started in her outpatient clinic is now a whole program for the entire health system.
Dr. Dixie has lectured nationally and internationally on a myriad of topics in primary care, psychiatry, and addiction medicine. For her work in medicine, she has been awarded several honors for lifetime achievements and for working with medically underserved communities. She is a past ISAM president, regional ASAM director, and member-at-large for ISAM. She is now on the board of directors for ISAM.
Currently, Dr. Dixie serves as Medical Director for Symetria Recovery sites at the Lakeview Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, operates her private clinic, Day By Day Health Consultants, has a patent pending, and is writing her memoir.