"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease." – A.T. Still MD, DO
Dr. David Dixon is a Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He is board certified in adult psychiatry and has been practicing since 2018.
Dr. Dixon's practice focuses on medication management informed by psychotherapy. He will typically provide care in the form of 30-minute follow-up appointments with components of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and supportive therapy. He believes developing a strong, supportive, and trusting relationship between patient and provider is vital to maximizing improvement. For those patients requiring additional therapy, he may ask that a therapist become a member of the care team.
Before joining Talkiatry, Dr. Dixon served in the United States Air Force as the Medical Director of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit in Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio, TX. He was a major contributor when converting standard inpatient psychiatric treatment to telepsychiatry during the COVID-19 pandemic. His practice experiences have included treating service members from all branches of the military in inpatient and outpatient settings, delivering remote care to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities(IDD), managing a wide range of general psychiatric conditions in adults, extensive use of telepsychiatry, and providing psychiatric addiction services to those suffering with substance use disorders.
He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA). He attended a residency in psychiatry at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (WSU BSOM) in Dayton, OH, where he served as the Clinical Psychotherapy Chief Resident in his final year.
Dr. Dixon has held academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD, and currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at WSU BSOM in Dayton, OH, and as adjunct teaching faculty at A.T. Still University SOMA in Mesa, AZ.