Jestine MacDonald, MD, is a family medicine physician at Valley Family Medicine. She was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. She graduated from University of Montana with a degree in biology and a minor in psychology. She then moved to Detroit, Michigan to teach high school biology. Her years as a high school teacher ignited her passion for social justice, and the resilience of her students inspired her commitment to underserved populations. Dr. MacDonald attended medical school at University of Washington where she quickly found a home in family medicine. Family medicine combines her passions for teaching, preventive health, obstetrics, reproductive health, and addiction medicine, among others. She is very grateful for the opportunity to train at the Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, an institution committed to full-spectrum family medicine and promoting health equity.
She loves to spend time with my family and friends, whether going to a concert, watching a movie or sporting event, or simply sharing a meal. She also enjoys the great outdoors, particularly with hiking and trail running.