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'It's like a family' East Bakersfield doctor bridges gap between community health and medicine

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Dr. Kimberly Dixon, Clinica Sierra Vista Bakersfield.

Dr. Kimberly Dixon tried her hand at a lot of different careers before settling on pediatrics.

She went to UCLA with intentions of being a journalist, got involved in community health projects, tested minorities for high blood pressure, talked to kids about safe sex for the Black Latino AIDS Project, worked in homeless shelters with women and children and eventually received a master’s degree in public health.

Harold Pierce covers education and health for The Californian. He can be reached at 661-395-7404. Follow him on Twitter @RoldyPierce

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