Dr. Wilkins earned her MD from Wright State University School of Medicine where she was a recipient of many merit-based awards for ranking among the top ten students. She completed her residency in child, adolescent, and general psychiatry at Louisiana State University and has previously worked as the Medical Director for Structured Family Interventions and Youth Extensions. Dr. Wilkins treats children and adolescents age 3 to 18 and adults age 65 to 80 in our New Hope Court office in Durham, NC providing general medication management. She specializes in family issues, autism, trauma, and developmental disabilities.
Why did you choose mental health care as a career path?
“As the daughter of a urologist and a psychiatric social worker, I think I was destined to become a psychiatrist. While I grew up intending to become a pediatrician, I decided to have a career as a child & adolescent psychiatrist because I enjoy talking to and listening to patients and helping them find solutions that enable them to live better lives.”
“She makes me laugh and always is on my side about stuff. My dad likes her as well. I just want you and your staff members to say thank you to her” ~ Emily