Dr. Madeline Wilks

Family Physician

Dr. Madeline Wilks is a family physician, in practice at La Clinica del Pueblo since 2000.  She currently serves as medical director.

Dr. Wilks has dedicated her medical career to caring for under-served communities, and the past 15 years to improving health care in the Latino community.  She received a B.A. in African & African-American Studies from Brandeis University, before going on to earn her Medical Degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Connecticut’s St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.  She subsequently completed a fellowship focused on family-centered maternity care at Carolina’s Medical Center. 

Dr. Wilks has practiced in Connecticut, Ohio, North Carolina, and Nepal, but is a native to the D.C. area.   She has held various academic appointments in family medicine and international health.  She currently has a faculty appointment at George Washington University.  She also supervises residents from Howard University, and medical and nurse practitioner students from other universities.  She is passionate about teaching culturally competent medical practices, and as a family physician especially enjoys seeing members of the entire family, including pregnant women, infants, and geriatric patients.  

Dr. Wilks also holds certification in acupuncture from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, with additional training at the Traditional Medicine Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  She also has training in hypnosis. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Wilks enjoys travel, cooking healthy vegetarian meals, hiking and bicycling with her two children and husband, and taking Zumba classes.