Alumni Spotlight: Jeanne M. McGregor, MD, MPH, GME ‘95 Occupational Medicine
Dr. Jeanne McGregor has fond memories of her time as a resident at the University of South Florida, where she enjoyed her interactions with esteemed faculty and fellow residents. During a four-week on rotation at NASA/Kennedy Space Center she even had the amazing experience of leaning into a space shuttle while it was being prepared for launch.
Dr. McGregor completed her Occupational Medicine Residency at USF in 1995, in the second class of residents in a program that was new at the time. In addition to traditional training in occupational/pulmonary/orthopedic/ENT and dermatology clinics, she had varied and interesting on-site rotations including the Kennedy Space Center, TECO, OSHA, and the Ruskin Migrant Worker Clinic.
Upon graduating from USF, she worked for a little over a year in occupational health at Tampa General Hospital. Her dream of having her own office became true in 1997 when Dr. McGregor opened Bay Health Center in Plant City, practicing both family and occupational medicine. She has been practicing there ever since. She also provides services at the Pasco County Employee Wellness Centers through her work for Healthstat.
“I have enjoyed practicing in the old down-to-earth General Practice style, previously doing house-calls and nursing home care, and continuing with privileges at both South Florida Baptist and Tampa General Hospital.”
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted much of her work by causing many of the office visits to now be provided through telemedicine, she still loves the practice of medicine and credits her success to her “wonderful” staff and patients.
Over the years, she has been active in a variety of occupational medicine services including: FAA, DOT, USCG, Fire/Police/FBI/healthcare workers, professional athletes, phosphate and other industrial workers’ physicals and care, and legal consulting and testimony on occupational and environmental issues. She’s authored two academic textbook chapters, conducted speaking engagements with various groups, and is a consultant to the US Department of Labor for workers in Nuclear Weapons facilities.
Dr. McGregor was actively involved in representing Florida as a delegate at the National Conferences of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She later became a fellow of ACOEM, was a board member for the Florida Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and served as president of the FAOEM. She has also been a longtime member of the AMA, FMA and the HCMA. In 2000, she was awarded Florida Occupational Provider of the Year by the Florida State Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
Since her training at USF, Dr. McGregor has enjoyed teaching and has remained involved in health education. She is a former professor in both the USF College of Public Health Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and the USF College of Nursing. She is also a former member of the USF Educational Resource Center Advisory Committee and past chair of the USF Occupational Medicine Residency Advisory Committee. She periodically gives lectures to Occupational Medicine residents.
To new medical students who have not yet selected a specialty, Dr. Mcgregor advises them to choose what they can see themselves enjoying day in and day out for the rest of their careers, regardless of what that specialty pays.
“You don't want to choose a specialty just for the money, and then be miserable doing it. This was advice I received in medical school, and it resonated well with me,” she says.
Dr. McGregor is a proud USF Bull! An avid football fan, she’s had season tickets since day one of the that program. Her generous philanthropy extends beyond the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine to USF Athletics, USF Public Radio, and Moffitt Cancer Center.
“I was inspired to give to Legacy Commons at the new building downtown because I loved my time in training and have much pride for USF Health,” she said. “By giving back to my alma mater, I wanted to help with the upward trend of our program!”
Dr. McGregor is currently enjoying her "new normal" with two new members of her family, two puppies (one a rescue) named Mattie and Schofield.