Dr. Mergie Desir-Wilkinson

Dr. Mergie Desir-Wilkinson

Title: Physician
Location: Queens Village, New York, United States

Dr. Mergie Desir-Wilkinson, Physician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family medicine.

Following obtaining a Bachelor of Science from Queens College, Dr. Desir-Wilkinson continued her education with a medical doctorate in 1999 from Mount Sinai School of Medicine of City University of New York, now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She subsequently served a residency from 1999 to 2002 and a fellowship in 2004 in family medicine with the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Desir-Wilkinson is certified to practice by the American Board of Family Medicine in the states of New York and New Jersey. Since 2008, she has provided superior care in private practice.

Dr. Desir-Wilkinson’s professional accolades include Physician of the Year in 2021, Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program and Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, both from 2010 to 2013, each from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Medical Society of Family Physicians.

Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and family medicine, a typical week finds Dr. Desir-Wilkinson charting reviews for nursing homes, devoting herself to inner-city work in South Jamaica, and three days in private practice focusing on preventive medicine, home care, and home visits for elderly patients.

Dr. Desir-Wilkinson attributes her success to her Haitian parents, who instilled in her the importance of good education and strong faith. She was inspired to pursue a career in medicine because she wanted a career with longevity and to help underserved people. When Dr. Desir completed her residency, she wanted to do inner-city work to help underserved communities. In 2008, she decided to open her private practice and hired a culturally diverse staff of women who are mostly mothers.

In the future, Dr. Desir-Wilkinson would like to do more mission work with her husband and hopefully adopt a child from another country. She intends to continue her private practice, home visits, and community service, as well as travel and international medicine.

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