Dr. Susan Dimick, MD has been committed to helping people since she was a child. In her early years she used to feel sorry for inanimate objects - she'd fix popsicle sticks and broken rocks and keep them in her dollhouse hospital until they got better. Through grade school and high school, she loved science - and when graduation came, she defied the gender status quo and went to the University of Oklahoma to study Kinesiology. From there, she got involved in cardiometabolic research in the mid 1970s and became entranced by the medical advances and knew she had to be a part of it. At the urging of her mentor, she applied to - and was accepted to - the University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine. After medical school, she jumped into an internal medicine residency and stayed close to her love of lipidology and lowering patient's' risk for chronic diseases. Today, she is one of 6 board-certified clinical lipidologists in the entire state. At her practice, Central Oklahoma Early Detection Center, she works with her patients to help them live longer, healthier lives. She practices medicine in a way that allows her patients to help themselves through behavior modification and lifestyle changes. Dr. Dimick has never been one to let others tell her how to practice medicine and has strong beliefs that she can provide the best, most effective care to her patients in a private practice unburdened by traditional insurance systems. She helps her patients prevent, detect and manage diseases and disorders related to cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and lipid disorders. Dr. Dimick finds each patient's specific risk factors and develops personalized treatment plans that make differences in their lives. Equipped with the right information, Dr. Dimick can help her patients take action to reverse heart disease and diabetes and reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Outside of work, most of her hobbies are focused on medicine, whether it's attending conferences, reading journals or sitting on the admission board of OU's College of Medicine helping choose the best of the best to be the next generation of healthcare providers. Dr. Dimick also loves spending time with her family and watching football games whenever she gets the chance.
Dr. Susan Dimick, MD a board-certified clinical lipidologist who's passionate about helping patients take care of themselves and restoring them to great health. She works with some of the highest-risk patients who have already had a cardiac event to aggressively prevent a secondary event and has a long, successful track record. As she puts it, "My patients have more birthdays."
She's proud of the high-level of care she and her team provide at her private practice. Together, her team focuses on providing the most compassionate, dedicated, and highest quality healthcare possible. Dr. Dimick attended the University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine for her MD before pursuing her residency in Internal Medicine and later specializing in Lipidology.
Dr. Dimick's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Board certified in Internal Medicine
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Dimick's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Medical School | Graduated 1984
University Of Oklahoma
Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
University Of Oklahoma
Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Dimick has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Dr. Dimick does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Dimick and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.