Maine 2019 Family Physician of the Year

Congratulations to Maine-Dartmouth faculty member Dr. Julia McDonald for being honored by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) as Maine’s Family Physician of the Year!

Dr. McDonald’s nomination specifically notes her perseverance, depth, passion, and dedication for her patients. “She actually listens…She meets patients in the moment, on their ground, and develops a plan that works for them while meeting their traditional medical needs. She engages their spirit, their joy, and their hope. And, as a practicing osteopath with endless energy and enthusiasm, she works to provide comprehensive, practical, and cost-effective care to her patients.”

The award was presented to Dr. McDonald by the MAFP President, Dr. Patrick Connolly, at the Annual Family Medicine Update April 4-5, in Bar Harbor, Maine. Founded in 1951, the Maine Academy of Family Physicians represents over 800 family physicians, residents from Maine’s four family medicine residencies, and medical students statewide.