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 her family medicine practice, which includes ambulatory care, obstetrics, hospital medicine, addiction treatment, and sexual and reproductive health care. Her dedication to primary care was recognized by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians when she was honored as Maine’s 2019 Family Physician of the Year.
Dr. McDonald acknowledges the relationship between systems of oppression and health and is actively working towards greater economic, racial, gender, and health justice in Maine and in the world. She has been a faculty member at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency since 2014. She also serves as the medical director of abortion services at Mabel Wadsworth Center in Bangor and provides reproductive health care at Maine Family Planning. Dr. McDonald relies on her decades of international experience as she brings primary care and dentistry teams to the region of Intibuca, Honduras to work alongside Honduran doctors, nurses, and dentists in an ongoing global health relationship since 2014.
Dr. McDonald initially studied dance and theatre at Colby College, but turned to medicine during a profound experience in Peace Corps Morocco. She earned a master’s degree in public health and a doctor of osteopathic medicine from UNE before completing her training at the Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency (MA), where she 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).