Dr Jill Dickerson (MD, FAAP, FMAPS) has over 22 years of experience in private pediatric practice.
Dr Dickerson is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Memphis School of Medicine. Following the completion of her internship and residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill in 1999, Dr Dickerson went immediately into private practice with Growing Child Pediatrics in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the course of her nine year tenure with Growing Child Pediatrics, the practice grew from a small start-up with three physicians to a multi-site, thirteen provider practice that, by patient volume, was among largest pediatric practices in the state of North Carolina.
In 2008, Dr Dickerson moved to Newnan, Georgia—where her husband of 27 years grew up—to bring her children closer to their paternal grandparents and extended family. Dr Dickerson went into practice with PAPP Clinic PC, then the oldest, largest multi-specialty practice in Newnan, and followed to Piedmont Pediatric Physicians at Cavender Street (same location) when PAPP Clinic sold itself to Piedmont Healthcare in 2011. In order to have maximum flexibility in offering individually tailored treatment approaches and educational opportunities for her patients and their families, Dr Dickerson opened her own private practice, Vibrant Kids Pediatrics, in 2012.
During the course of her practice life, Dr Dickerson has developed a real passion—as a result of personal experience with her own children—for children suffering from chronic conditions such as ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, and other chronic inflammatory disorders. This passion evolved into an understanding of the interconnectedness of these chronic conditions, their causes, and the use of biomedical therapies in their treatment that leads to a lessening of their severity and/or need for prescription drug treatments. Dr Dickerson is a Fellow of the Medical Academy of Pediatrics Special Needs (MAPS) further equipping her in the use of biomedical treatment approaches for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and PANS/PANDAS.