Interview with Dr. Amanda Dickerson
Dr. Amanda Dickerson is a pediatrician in Joplin, Missouri. She is originally from upstate New York and graduated from Bates College, located in Lewiston, Maine. She worked for two years as a clinical trial coordinator for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and then later moved to St. Louis where she received her MD from Saint Louis University. Dr. Amanda Dickerson later completed her residency at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She then settled down in Joplin, Missouri to start her career. She currently has a large practice in Joplin and volunteers at the community clinic (a place that offers free and affordable healthcare services for the uninsured). In addition, she is a volunteer provider for a crisis program for children in foster care in the area. She sees a large number of Medicaid patients in her practice as well as patients with traditional, private insurance. On top of advocating for the need for better healthcare affordability/accessibility in America, Dr. Dickerson is also a strong advocate for children, victim’s rights, and people in poverty.
Dr. Amanda Dickerson demonstrates how medical providers can be endorsers of universal healthcare in America.
Disclaimer: Dr. Amanda Dickerson’s opinions in this interview do not necessarily represent the opinions of Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.