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Sophie McKee, PA

  • Family Medicine

UnityPoint Provider

  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Sophie McKee, PA

Medical Education
  • Des Moines University Physician Assistant Studies
  • Undergraduate
    • South Dakota State University: Bachelor of Science - Human Biology
Focus Areas
  • Family Medicine


Why did you become a physician/provider?
I chose to become a physician assistant because it's a career where I can directly impact patients and improve lives. I love seeing patients smile at the end of a visit and leave feeling empowered to take care of their health.

As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
The person sitting in front of me matters most. Shared decision-making guides my medical practice. If my care recommendations don't align with patients' wants or needs, let's work together to create a plan that will.

What type of care/clinic interests are you most passionate about?
I love helping patients create plans to best manage their chronic diseases in the least restrictive way possible. Whether seeking out how to take fewer pills every day or incorporating realistic and achievable goals, I believe a diagnosis should never keep you from enjoying life.

Why did you choose your specialty?
Primary care is the building block for long-term health across the lifespan. I knew family medicine was the right fit for me when I could see the bonds my mentors made with their patients. I'm honored to be on the front lines of care, helping my patients build and maintain a strong foundation of health for life.

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
The care I provide is compassionate and all-encompassing, focusing on the problem at hand, as well as the patient's overall well-being. Just like cars require the occasional oil change, preventive care is essential. I'm happy to work with patients as often as needed to help them feel their best.

Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?
I truly believe the idea that every problem is always "figure-outable." Medicine is always advancing and changing, and it's these challenges that motivate me to continue learning and growing so I may best care for my patients.

What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
Seeking health care should not be scary. I consistently "go the extra mile" to help you feel comfortable and heard. As your healthcare provider, I am also your biggest advocate, and it's a position I take very seriously. Let's work together to get you feeling your happiest and healthiest.

Personal Interests
Hiking, kayaking, knitting, cooking new things, reading, and hanging out with my two cats and fiancé.

  • Diabetes management and education
  • Mental health
  • Geriatrics
  • Women's health