ABOUT DR. RACHANA DIXIT
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Dr. Rachana Dixit, as patients have come to know her (even though her married name is actually “Parikh”) was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, where she discovered at a young age that she has a passion for serving and caring for children. She also found a love of studying and finding new worlds and ways through the art of science. Combining her two passions, she came to the obvious conclusion that studying pediatric medicine would be soul filling – and it has been.
She attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in chemistry and a minor in educational studies. Rachana went on to earn her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta prior to her moving to Dallas to complete her pediatric residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Children’s Medical Center.
It was here where she met her husband, whom was born and raised in Dallas. After they were married, the couple decided to make their home in the Metroplex and she joined MacArthur Medical Center in 2015; the clinic’s patients and staff are glad of her decision to make the city her home!
From the start of her medical career, she’s chosen to live her life according to two aspirational, yet reality focused mottos: “A healthy child is a happy child” and “Dr. Dixit will work to fix it!”
There is not a day that goes by that she doesn’t try to achieve both for those she serves through the care she provides and for those throughout every area of her life. In fact, she measures her personal success through the success of the lives of her patients, and their physical and psychosocial well-being. In practice, she emphasizes a team approach that includes a partnership between herself, her patients and their guardians, and pediatric specialists she works with to provide the highest level of care possible.
Dr. Dixit is most excited of her effort to support her new home community’s young generation, helping to propel them from a happy and healthy childhood into a fulfilling and health-filled adulthood.
Outside of work, Dr. Dixit and her husband enjoy exploring the culinary world through new recipes (only the healthy ones, of course), experiencing a variety of ethnic cuisines at eateries wherever they happen to be, and watching the Food Network channel. They have travelled internationally, to Mexico, China, Australia and Costa Rica together, and they hope to see much more of the world in the future!
Her specific medical interests include preventive medicine and childhood obesity. For, as she says: A healthy child is a happy child!