I will be mindful always of my great responsibility to preserve the health and the life of my patients, to retain their confidence and respect both as a physician and friend who will guard their secrets with scrupulous honor and fidelity.
Dr. Amy Callahan McPhillips is a board-certified family physician and a member of the American Osteopathic Association. She is also certified by the Neonatal Resuscitation Program®, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Basic Life Support. Dr. McPhillips treats newborns and prenatal patients through adulthood. She will also be practicing obstetrics and newborn rounding at Albany Medical Center. Dr. McPhillips earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She completed her internship and residency training through the Brown Family Medicine Residency Program in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Dr. McPhillips also received a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She is interested in osteopathic manipulative treatment, prenatal care/obstetrics, and performing procedures. During her training at Brown, Dr. McPhillips worked at four different hospitals throughout Rhode Island, as well as the continuity clinic in Pawtucket. This allowed her to work with diverse patient populations, making her a more well-rounded physician. Also, working in many different hospitals forced her to adapt quickly to new environments.
Dr. McPhillips recalls several moments during high school, college, and her post-college journey that led her to fall in love with medicine. She spent a summer between college semesters as an assistant at a pediatric office in her hometown. This offered her an insider view of what it would be like to work at an office with providers and staff who truly cared for one another and their patients. Another moment that solidified her choice of family medicine was during her second year as a medical student. Dr. McPhillips completed a hospice immersion experience in which she lived in a hospice home for a weekend. This experience made Dr. McPhillips realize that there was no other specialty where she could bring life into the world, watch a family grow up together, and be there in their final moments.
Dr. McPhillips loves partnering with her patients in finding what is truly important to them about their health. Once she can identify what is important to them, she can create goals and plans together to get there. She feels honored when patients choose her to go on this crazy journey of life with them! Working with patients to set attainable goals and helping them reach them brings her the most satisfaction professionally. Dr. McPhillips also loves performing quick and easy procedures for her patients right in their primary care office, such as skin biopsies, IUD/Nexplanon insertions or removals, and joint injections. If she can prevent them from needing to see a specialist for a problem, Dr. McPhillips is always eager to do so!
Dr. McPhillips is originally from Syracuse, New York. Dr. McPhillips loves to sing; she has been singing since she could talk! She also loves being outside and enjoys running and hiking. As a resident, Dr. McPhillips was fortunate to complete the rural health track in Acadia National Park, allowing her to explore the beautiful trails and lakes. She also loves to cook and bake, especially all the Italian recipes she learned abroad in Tuscania, Italy.