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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Scott T. MacDonald, M.D. View profile as PDF

Scott T. MacDonald

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy internal medicine because I see a wide variety of personalities and medical problems. At the same time, the field is focused enough that I can keep up to date on the latest developments and provide the best care for my patients. Being a good physician requires me to be at different times a scientist, counselor, detective, listener, advocate, technician, and ethicist. The trick is to fine-tune my role based on each patient's situation at that particular time.

I believe that good listening is one of the most important skills a doctor can have. I care about my patients as people, not just a collection of medical problems. I encourage patients to respect their bodies and know when to seek help to develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime. I value my affiliation with UC Davis and its wealth of resources, staff and facilities as a way to connect my patients to superior support whenever they need special medical care.


Clinical Interests

Scott T. MacDonald believes that as a good physician, he may be required to be alternately a scientist, counselor, detective, listener, advocate, technician and ethicist. He encourages his patients to respect their bodies and know when to seek help to develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

Title:

Associate Physician

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Department:

UC Davis Medical Group

Division:

UC Davis Medical Group, Sacramento - J Street

Clinic:

UC Davis Medical Group, J Street

Center/Program Affiliation:

Address/Phone:

UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)
Internal Medicine
2825 J St., Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7777

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Education:

M.D., Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, 1997

Internships:

University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1997-2000

Residency:

University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1997-2000

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
To see if Scott T. MacDonald is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).