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 works 3 days per week at Clinicare GP Clinic, Fitzroy, Melbourne and on the other two days provides Lifestyle Medicine and 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 tbc
  • 7-day Plant-based health immersion retreat – 3-10 July 2022 (and September, 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

Melbourne Lifestyle MedicineVisit our new Lifestyle Medicine website

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:
  • 7-day Immersion retreats in the Yarra Valley, Victoria:
    March 2022
    May 2022
    July 2022
    September 2022
    November 2022

Podcasts & interviews

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

Come and meet us at the Yarra Valley Living Centre's Open Day next Sunday. This is the venue where we hold our immersion retreats - our next one starts 3rd July. We, Plant Based Health Australia & Melbourne Lifestyle Medicine will have an information stall and be on hand to talk about our 7-day immersion retreat and other programs/services. As Doctors For Nutrition Advisory Council Members we are available talk to you about the work of this health charity and will have their practitioner guides available for free. We will also have copies for sale ($25) of our program manual 'Revitalise Your Health: The Ultimate Guide to Help You Transition to a Whole Food Plant Based Diet'. GP Dr Malcolm Mackay and our colleague, dietitian Dr Peter Johnston will be giving a brief talk at 2pm.Hope to see you there!PS If you are interested in registering for our next immersion retreat visit - www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/immersion/ ... See MoreSee Less
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