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Nicole McKinsey, DO is a doctor in Polson, Montana specializing in general practice primary care family medicine.

Nichole M. McKinsey, DO Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Family Medicine
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Patient Rating

4.5 / 5

6 13th Ave East
Polson, MT 59860
P: (406) 883-5680
F: (406) 883-8910

Philosophy of Care

I have a genuine desire to work with underserved populations both in the United States and abroad. I have a desire to practice medicine in rural America.

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Overview

Gender

Female

Expertise

My broad spectrum training has provided experience in outpatient and inpatient medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, geriatrics, pediatrics and international medicine.

Education

Medical School

Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine - Glendale, AZ

Internship

Family Medicine; Munson Medical Center in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Sciences and Osteopathic Medicine - Traverse City, MI

Residency

Family Medicine; Munson Medical Center in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Sciences and Osteopathic Medicine - Traverse City, MI

Achievements

Awards & Achievements

  • TOUCH Award for volunteering greater than 100 hours.
  • Rossnick Humanitarian grant that provided monetary assistance for my medical volunteerism in northern India. 
  • USA Funds Scholarship for merit and financial need that assisted with the monetary expenses of my medical volunteerism in Tanzania.
  • Norman Stanley Schultz Family Medicine Award for excellence in academics and volunteerism. Awarded upon completion of medical school.

Publications

Horst MA, Stuart JJ, McKinsey NM, Gambler, AS. "Process Factors Impacting Door to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients." American Journal of Medical Quality, August 2011.

Professional Organizations

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Interests

Medical Interests

I have a genuine desire to work with under-served populations both in the United States and abroad. I have been fortunate to volunteer at a homeless shelter in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as an orphanage and hospital in Tanzania and free clinics in Thailand and Kenya.

I completed my residency training in Family Medicine in northern Michigan. My broad spectrum training has provided experience in outpatient and inpatient medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, geriatrics, pediatrics, and international medicine.

Personal Interests

My fiance, Neil, (and our two cats) moved to Polson, Montana for the mountains (and all of the outdoor activities they provide) and for my desire to practice medicine in rural America. We enjoy backpacking, hiking and camping.

I am a novice artist, toiling in oil painting, wheel throwing pottery and charcoal drawing. I also enjoy trail running, yoga, travel and nutrition.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (80 Ratings, 25 Comments)

90

09/18/2016
I have only seen her twice. I was impressed with my first visit as it was clear that she had read my health history by the questions she asked and the comments she made.
100

08/24/2016
this was my first visit with Dr. McKinsey. She is very attentive and makes you very comfortable with her. I am fortunate that she was able to accept me as a patient when my provider retired recently.
100

08/10/2016
Service by provider was as good as I've ever received.
90

08/02/2016
All good.
10

08/02/2016
I was looking for a Family Doctor since mine retired. This was my first visit to see a new doctor to replace my retiring Doctor. She had no interest in me as a person and was only concerned about the medications I was taking and having me come in every three months for an appointment.
100

07/31/2016
This was the 1st visit I had with Dr. McKenzie. She was exceptional, as was her assistant. I feel as if I can discuss any medical issue with her.
100

07/25/2016
She is wonderful very professional.
100

07/05/2016
Nicole is an excellent addition to Providence St. Joe's Hospital
100

06/28/2016
Dr. Mckinsey is the best doctor I have ever had. I am so very pleased with her. She really cares about my health and well being and is easy to talk to. I even recommended her to my father, who was in need of a new provider. I commend the staff whom hired her. She is a beacon of light in this valley.
100

06/19/2016
this Doctor provided me with a level of treatment I honestly didn't not believe still existed today. I would highly recommended her to anyone I know.
60

05/27/2016
My only negative issue is that I took a lung function test last Monday. It is now Saturday. I called Thursday asking for someone to get back to me with results or a plan. I have not heard from anyone. At the very least I should have received a call letting me know that they were working on a referral to a specialist. I have never had a delay in receiving feedback before. I know that my test did not go well. Someone should be keeping me informed.
50

05/20/2016
This was my first visit trying to establish a physician at St. Joseph for all my health needs including [...]. I asked for a blood draw; she didn't initiate anything. Dr. McKenzie failed to refer me to a Rheumatologist for further care of [...]. I also asked for heart monitor because I have an irregular heart beat and enlarged heart. I filled out forms to enable Dr. McKenzie to obtain records from Dr. [...]. I felt like Dr. McKenzie was not interested in being my primary doctor because of her lack of concern or offering information and advice.
90

05/10/2016
Very Knowledgeable and Thorough
100

04/21/2016
The only thing I felt was a rush because she was late and I was trying to get out to get to my family to help them. I forgot some of the questions I had for her about my EKG I had had when they were offered in March.
40

03/08/2016
My provider may be great for someone else but not a good fit for me we just do not have a good rapport.
100

03/08/2016
Provider was alert to my overall medical condition.
100

03/08/2016
This was my first visit with Dr. Mckinsey and I cannot imagine how it could have been any better. She had read my chart, listened very carefully and went over all areas of ny health, not just the virus that prompted the visit. I feel very fortunate to have her as my physician and I have already told 2 friends about her. She is a great addition to the hospital staff.
90

02/29/2016
Dr McKinsey is my favorite so far! She listens, she's knowledgable, she's open to new ideas, and she seems to care.
100

02/16/2016
My care provider is really doing a great job. I changed clinics because my other one was not doing thing to help me.
100

02/14/2016
She is awesome - Knowledgeable, thorough, caring & friendly.
100

02/10/2016
I (we) are very pleased that Dr. Mckinsey has joined St Joseph's, see is very caring and capable, and I feel confident about her expertise.
100

02/09/2016
I was pleased with her care. It was my initial visit to St. Joseph's and everyone who attended me was very professional and kind.
100

01/14/2016
Dr. McKinsey is a very good addition to your staff & hospital. I hope she stays.
30

12/27/2015
[...] does not have the experience or professional manner when treating a patient. [...] I told her that I believed we didn't hit it off and I would prefer to get a new provider. She was cold and rude to me [...]
100

11/17/2015
first time visit with Nicole and was very impressed with my new doctor.
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