Formerly known as Rumrey Family Practice
“I chose a career in nursing because I wanted to focus on supporting and building relationships with patients in need of care. I worked as a registered nurse at Three Rivers Medical Center for 11 years, first in the birth center and then in post-surgical and ICU. During that time, I also served as a nurse educator at Rogue Community College.
I learned a lot in hospital nursing and developed many great relationships with local area doctors. But I wanted to add to my training so I could be of more value to patients. I pursued two Masters degree in nursing—one with a focus on research and education and the other to earn my family nurse practitioner certification. Nurse practitioners (NPs) have specialized education in diagnosing and treating illnesses and the license to work independently and in collaboration with physicians.
As your primary care provider, I see myself as your partner and cheerleader in helping you enjoy the best health possible. That starts by learning your personal goals for your own health. I want to provide the education and medical care you need to live as happy and healthy a life as you can imagine.”
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Education and Research
I became a nurse because I was always interested in medicine and found I enjoy working with patients. After graduating nursing school, I moved to beautiful Southern Oregon. As a nurse working in a nursing home and later at Three Rivers Hospital on the medical floor and in the ICU, I gained a broad understanding in patient care. After being a nurse for 7 years, I decided to continue my education as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As a primary care provider, I aim to establish caring relationships with patients and work together toward achieving your health goals.
Sheldon McKenzie, MD, earned his medical degree from The University of The West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He then completed a three year Residency in Internal Medicine followed by a two year Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC.
Services at our current practice location
Dr. McKenzie believes that it is not only what you do for clients that counts but how well you perform those duties with grace and kindness. People may forget what you did for them but they will never forget how you made them feel. He believes that health care providers should find the soul in what they do. This is foundational to delivering great care. People want to connect to a living soul. Outside the office, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. He loves to play his guitar with friends and spending quiet times in meditation.