Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Medicine Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency
Julia McDonald DO, MPH brings compassion and innovation to their family medicine practice, which includes ambulatory care, obstetrics, hospital medicine, addiction treatment, and sexual and reproductive health care. Their dedication to primary care was recognized by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians when they were honored as Maine’s 2019 Family Physician of the Year.
Dr. McDonald recognizes the relationship between systems of oppression and health and is committed to actively work towards greater economic, racial, gender, and health justice in Maine and in the world. A Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency faculty member since 2014, Dr. McDonald is also the medical director of abortion services at Mabel Wadsworth Center in Bangor and an abortion provider at Maine Family Planning. Dr. McDonald spent 2021 working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Ethiopia and DRC and since 2014 has led an annual medical and dentistry trip to Intibucá, Honduras for the residency.
Dr. McDonald initially studied dance and theatre at Colby College, but turned to medicine during a profound experience in Peace Corps Morocco. They earned a master’s degree in public health and a doctor of osteopathic medicine from UNE before completing training at the Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency (MA), where they served as chief resident. Dr. McDonald completed a teaching fellowship through the University of Massachusetts (2015-2016) and a leadership and advocacy fellowship through Physicians for Reproductive Choice (2016-2017).