Dorothea Douglas Lindsay, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I was the youngest in a family of five and the only girl. Growing up in Jamaica, I was into sports, climbing trees and practicing to be a doctor. I used to compound flowers and herbals to make “medicine.” I’d keep it into a little bottle and administer it with a spoon to treat my dogs if they looked poorly.

Why I Treat Children

I have known since I was 3 years old that I wanted to care for children. I love that they’re so honest. When they feel better, you know it. Their perspective on life is enviable. Children really live each moment that they’re alive. They inspire me.

What I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about searching for better ways to treat children with chronic diseases that affect them every day and find cures. This includes nonmalignant conditions like sickle cell disease that impact quality of life and longevity.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I try to make a difference by being really parent-accessible and education-friendly. When parents and patients understand what I understand, they can fully cooperate in making treatment successful.I know that my patients need me to be as authentic as possible. Kids can pick out an adult who’s not being genuine with them. So I try always to put myself in their position, understand where they’re coming from and move from there to where we want to go.

Education & Training


  • Hematology/Oncology - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2008


  • General Practice - Mandeville Public Hospital, 2001


  • Pediatrics - Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2004

Medical/Dental School

  • MBBS - University of the West Indies, 1998

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Orlando Magazine Best Doctors 2016
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Research Activities

  • Curative therapies for sickle cell disease
  • Stem cell biology

Medical Interests

  • Sickle cell disease
  • White cell disorders like chronic granulomatous disease (an immune system disorder)
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) (a genetic disorder that affects the immune system and leads to abnormal bleeding)

  • English