Kerry Mackey, PA-C
Psychiatric Physician’s Assistant
Mr. Kerry Mackey is an enthusiastic Physician Assistant that hails from the islands of the Bahamas. He came to the USA when he was a young adult to embark on his journey of tertiary education. He completed his undergraduate studies receiving a double major in Biology and Chemistry from an HBCU, Philander Smith College, in the heart of Little Rock, AR. It was there that he received his foundation and passion for social justice.
His love for medicine catapulted him into multiple health fields trying to find his niche, first as a Certified Pharmacy Assistant, Research Assistant, Pathology Technician and then as a Behavioral Tech. After seeing individuals striving to improve their mental health first hand, he attained his Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies at The University of Arkansas for Medical Science. His experience makes him adept at working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds. Mr. Mackey has diverse medication management skills for treating ADHD, MDD, GAD, mood disorders and more.
Throughout his varying professional experiences, Mr. Mackey has worked in the field of anatomy and performed many autopsies over the years. Tapping into his deep understanding of the human body helps him incorporate holistic care. As a Behavioral Tech he learned first hand how our early encounters in life shape our future and hopes to utilize his experience in his new practice. He prides himself on leadership and shaping the approach we have to traditional medicine. As a student he served as a House of Delegates representative for the state of Arkansas at the national AAPA conference. He hopes to someday serve in a greater capacity for the board (AAPA) that governs medical decision-making as it relates to PA providers.
Mr. Mackey’s cultural background from the Bahamas has given him a wide range of experiences with holistic approaches to help with healing of the body and mind. He also has a strong passion for healthy living through nutrition and a variety of lifestyle practices. Mr. Mackey encourages patients to invest in and maintain their well being, as opposed to short term “band-aids”. His goal is to help his patients create a sustainable long term approach to improving their mental health and well being.
His hope is that healthcare becomes more accessible and that the reach of psychiatric care continues to expand. With the understanding that our physical wellbeing and mental well being are reciprocal, he is looking forward to connecting with patients and helping illustrate that relationship. He is the epitome of live what you preach and hopes to reflect the values that he lives by as a realistic expectation of what his patients can achieve.
Philander Smith College (Little Rock, AR) – Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR) – Masters of Physician Assistant Studies