Dorothy DEXTER


Family Medicine Physician




Dr. Dexter received her medical degree from the Catholic University of Ecuador in 2008 and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Nutrition in 2012 from the Central University. In 2012, she completed her residency in Family Medicine with honors at Vozandes Hospital, where she worked in both inpatient and outpatient wards, including spending a rotation in Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium. The focus of her residency was to develop expertise in managing conditions ranging from diabetes to common conditions that present throughout a patient’s lifetime.

Before joining Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Dexter served in the Republic of Ecuador Hospital on the Galapagos Islands as an expert in Family Medicine, Nutrition, and Primary Health Care.

Dr. Dexter has more than ten years of clinical experience and completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in 2019 at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. This training broadened her understanding of effective alternative therapies to better solve her patient’s health conditions. She enjoys working as a team, often including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, and Psychology experts, when necessary, to offer the best patient-centered care.

Beyond her clinical work, Dr. Dexter has presented her research on the prevention and care of Type 2 Diabetes at the 2012 European General Practice Research Association meeting and in 2019, presented an approach to functional thinking entitled “Happiness is Just One Thought Away” at the Third Integrative Medicine Fellowship Meeting in Tucson Arizona.

Dr. Dexter is board certified as a Family Physician by the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador.

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