Dr Malcolm Mackay – General medical practice and lifestyle medicine

Dr Malcolm Mackay is a General Practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in medical practice. He has a broad range of skills across the full spectrum of general practice. Dr Mackay has a special interest in preventing ,treating and reversing chronic disease with whole foods plant-based nutrition and other evidence-based lifestyle interventions. He is based at Clinicare GP Clinic, Fitzroy, Melbourne and also provides Telehealth consultations for patients across Australia.

Book a telehealth consultation

Book in-person through Clinicare(link to external website)

Malcolm and his nutritionist partner Jenny maintain a website of information and resources for plant-based nutrition and provide seminars and webinars. Malcolm and his team run a lifestyle medicine program, available as a 10-week program or a 7-day Immersion retreat.

Future events:

  • Plant-based nutrition webinar series: 4 sessions over 2 weeks, next series starts 10th October
  • 7-day Plant-based health immersion retreat – next dates 21-28 November
  • NB our face-to-face seminars are on hold until further notice


  • Consultations (in person)
  • Telehealth consultations (within Australia)


  • Nutrition one-day seminars
  • Nutrition & lifestyle immersion retreats
  • Workplace nutrition programs
  • Webinars
  • Available for speaking events

Qualifications & Training

Medical degree

  • BMBS – Flinders University (1984)

Additional training

  • Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition – Deakin University (1993)
  • Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (IBLM)
  • Plant Based Nutrition Certificate – eCornell
  • Certificate of Sports Medicine (ASMF/RACGP)

Professional affiliations

  • Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Doctors for Nutrition – GP Resources Advisor
  • GP Affiliate, Monash University

Recent conferences

  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA (online) September 2021
  • ASLM conference (online) December 2020
  • International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference USA, September 2020
  • Awarded Fellowship at the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Auckland, June 2019


  • Doctors For Nutrition Conference, Melbourne, February 2019 (workshop presenter)
  • Veg and Vines Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Gisbourne NZ, January 2019 (conference presenter)
Speaker and host:
  • 6-day Immersion retreats at Angelsea, Victoria:
    February 2021
    March 2021
    May 2021

Podcasts & interviews

For more information about whole foods plant based nutrition, visit my other website and associated Facebook page:

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