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Michael A. McGee, MD, MPH, FACEP

Urgent Care & Occupational Health Physician


Michael A. McGee, MD, MPH, FACEP is a compassionate, caring physician who has been practicing emergency medicine since 2004.  He graduated from Purdue University where he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Psychology.  Dr. McGee later achieved a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Illinois in Chicago, a Medical Doctorate from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and completed his Internship and Residency in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University (NYU) / Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York, NY.  Upon completion of residency, Dr. McGee worked as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory/Grady Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In March of 2010, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an independent Methodist ER Group called Northwest Emergency Associates (NEA), LLC. Dr. McGee currently functions as the Chief and Medical Director for the Emergency Medicine Departments at Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, as well as, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director.

Due his public health background, Dr. McGee supports various youth programs focused on violence prevention within the communities of NWI and Chicago.  He created a youth health awareness and violence prevention outreach program called Project Outreach and Prevent (POP) on Teen Violence, Inc. In April 2014, he partnered with Dr Reuben Rutland, the Chief of Trauma of Methodist Hospital, and together they incorporated POP on Teen Violence and established 501c3 tax-exempt status.  A component of this program includes a mentoring program called Health Professions Enrichment Program (HPEP), as well as the Merit Health Scholarship program for graduating minority high students pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, or nursing. Dr. McGee, as well as, his other 2 partners (Dr. Airron Richardson and Dr. Reuben C Rutland who both serve on the Board of Directors of P.O.P. on Teen Violence, Inc) have all pledged to donate a percentage of the profits made at Premier Urgent Care and OccHealth Center to this non-profit organization to help assist the communities of Chicago with efforts to combat youth violence.

Dr. McGee has been a supervising physician for an Outreach Effort in Jamaica for medically underserved areas and at multiple Health Care Fairs in Harlem, New York.  He also served as a volunteer ring-side physician for the NYPD Boxing Fundraiser. Dr. McGee has received multiple awards and honors, such as the Rush Medical College David Peck Merit Award, the Patti Labelle National Merit Scholarship Award, the Cook County Physician’s Association Award, the Gary Steel City Hall of Fame Achievement Award, National Medical Association NWI Scholarship Award, etc.  He is a member of multiple organizations, such as the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Cook County Physicians Association, Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated, etc. and has a Brown Belt in Shodokan Karate.