Jackie Hendrix, MD, is a family medicine physician at Valley Family Medicine. She grew up in Manhattan, Illinois, where she fondly recalls swimming, kayaking, and fishing at her family’s small cabin in Wisconsin. She attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where she studied biology and Spanish. She was drawn to medicine because of a desire to connect meaningfully with, and serve, others. Family medicine interested her because of its continuity and breadth, which allow her to interact with people of all ages and in different communities. She completed medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago, participating in Rush’s Family Medicine Leadership Program. This program fueled her passions for primary care and community medicine through mentorship, service learning, and clinical opportunities. She is also passionate about women’s health, preventive medicine, palliative care, adolescent medicine, Latinx health, and working with underserved communities.
During her spare time, she enjoys baking for loved ones, cooking healthy meals, reading a good book, enjoying a cup of tea, practicing yoga, trying new restaurants, and traveling. Her husband is originally from the Seattle area and they are both thrilled to be in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where they can hike, and spend time with family and friends.