Dawn R. Vick, MD, FAAP

Dr. Vick was born and raised in Baton Rouge. After graduating from Belaire High School, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from LSU, where she served as president of her college during her senior year. She then went on to receive her M.D. from LSU Medical School in Shreveport. After deciding on a career in pediatrics, Dr. Vick completed her residency at the Medical College of Georgia, where she was asked to stay on as Chief Resident and Faculty member. Some of her notable career accomplishments include serving as Woman’s Hospital’s Chief of Pediatrics from 2000-2002 and being asked by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on the state’s Child Death Review Panel.

Outside the office, Dr. Vick is the proud mother of four teenage boys. She is an avid runner, having completed several marathons and dozens of triathlons. She enjoys playing, watching, and supporting numerous athletic activities. She especially enjoys being a diehard LSU fan, cheering on her Tigers in football, baseball, softball, soccer, and many other sports. She loves living near LSU, where she can be close to her beloved Tigers and great places to run. Her other interests include traveling, collecting antiques, politics, and leisure time with her family.

Dr. Dawn R. Vick incorporates her passion for fitness and nutrition into the daily care of her patients, regularly discussing the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing obesity and other diseases related to being overweight and inactive. As a mother, she can easily relate to the difficulties some parents face in getting their children to make healthy choices. Her common sense approach to this and other concerns helps her to explain complicated medical conditions and easily communicate the necessary testing, treatment, and follow up.

Are you worried about your child’s weight?

The TEAM UP research study is designed to help children and families lose weight and become healthier through healthy eating and physical activity.  Families who participate in the TEAM UP study will meet for visits with a pediatrician and/or a health coach at The Baton Rouge Clinic.

Visit jointeamup.org for more information and to see if you may qualify.

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