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Sara MacKenzie, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Mackenzie is a board certified family physician with added qualification in adolescent medicine. She practices primary care medicine at UW Hall Health on the UW Campus.

Dr. Mackenzie earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and her M.D. from the University of California, Davis. She completed a Master's in Public Health at the University of Washington and has practiced at the UW since 2000. 

She is actively involved in undergraduate health and education through direct clinical care, classroom instruction, as director of the UW undergraduate public health major, and as a member of the UW Health and Wellness Council.


Patient Care Philosophy
I believe my role as a physician is to help educate patients about their health options and enable them to lead healthy lives. I ask patients to consider the role of their individual behavior, genetics, past or present medical conditions and the context in which they lead their lives when deciding how to address their health needs (whether that be prevention, promotion or acute/chronic illness).

Personal Interests
I most enjoy spending free time on my five-acre property with my menagerie of animals, gardening and with my family.

Clinical Interests
Adolescent healthcare; eating disorders; weight management; sexual wellbeing; and pregnancy planning (or prevention).

Research Interests
Dr. Mackenzie has done research in behavior change in regard to high-risk alcohol consumption and HIV.

Teaching Interests
I teach several courses through the School of Public Health, including contemporary issues in personal and public health, and supervise thesis projects for undergraduates.

Languages
English

Expertise
Adolescent Medicine, Family Medicine, Health Maintenance