Always interested in helping children and in child development, Dr. Trixie Lipke knew by the time she was in college she would pursue a career in either education or medicine. An experience working with an autistic child during college cemented her decision to take the medicine track, and ultimately to pursue child psychiatry.
Dr. Lipke sees children as young as four and adults up to age 24. One of the major diagnoses she works with is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She also treats depression, anxiety and works with patients with development disabilities.
Dr. Lipke believes collaboration is at the heart of providing exceptional patient care.
"I am not the only decision maker. The child, parent and I all have to agree on the path forward and what our goals are. It's a three-party process," she said.
For Dr. Lipke, the best part of her work is seeing kids grow, develop and to see their conditions improve
Dr. Lipke earned her medical degree at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. She completed her psychiatry internship and residency at University of Illinois at Chicago: College of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at The University of Chicago.
When she's not working, Dr. Lipke enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, two children and their sheep dog.