MURFREESBORO, TENN. – Austin Mackens, M.D. is a board-certified, family medicine physician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Originally from Murfreesboro, Dr. Mackens graduated cum laude from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee where he earned a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2010 and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Jackson in 2013.
Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer, notes, “We are thankful to be able to add Dr. Mackens to our Internal/Family Medicine Department. As Rutherford County and the surrounding areas continue to grow, it is critical that MMC adds quality physicians, like Dr. Mackens to help meet the increasing demands for primary care physicians in this community. His experiences working in emergency medicine for a number of years will give him unique insight into ways to help his patients strive for and maintain a healthy lifestyle with good habits that will, hopefully, help them avoid ERs in the future.”
Dr. Mackens and his wife, Jessica Anderson Mackens (who is also a Murfreesboro native), have three children: Abigail, Maddie Kate, and Everett. They attend Providence Christian Academy where Mrs. Mackens is also a high school math teacher. The family attends World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro. Dr. Mackens is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt, fish, and camp. He also loves sports and played rugby at the University of Tennessee and football at Maryville College. Dr. Mackens and his family are avid travel and adventure enthusiasts and plan to visit all 50 states before the children leave for college.
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Dr. Mackens will transition to the Northfield office this summer. To learn more about Dr. Mackens or MMC, visit mmclinic.com