Gary M. Sackrison, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice

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Currently practicing in Beijing where he lives with his wife, Dr. Sackrison has been in private practice since 1994. He will be joining the Center for Executive Medicine in January 2019 and we are very excited to welcome him to our practice!

During his career, he has had the privilege of working in private practice in the Plano-Richardson area, providing preventative health services to patients at the Cooper Clinic, and experiencing an international clinical practice in Beijing, China. Each of these opportunities has contributed to a unique perspective and to his passion to provide the best care to his patients.

Dr. Sackrison graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology from Vanguard University in Southern California. He attended medical school at the University of Loma Linda and was nominated into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his formal training in Family Practice at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and was board certified in Family Practice in 1994. He has been honored to receive the Doctor of the Year award in Plano as well as being nominated several times by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctor edition of D Magazine. Dr. Sackrison is a member of the Texas Medical Association and American Academy of Family Practice and has received various awards and honors from hospitals, professional associations and peers.

During his years of practice, Dr. Sackrison has focused on patient education and engagement in achieving optimal health. He treats a broad spectrum of illnesses and enjoys the success that comes with involving patients in their health care.  

Dr. Sackrison and his wife Sandy have made their permanent home in Allen and have three grown children. Gary spends much of his free time cycling, running or working in the yard. He and his family all share a love of travel and continue to experience people and cultures throughout the US and abroad.

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If you plan to visit Beijing before the end of 2018, be sure to contact Dr. Sackrison ahead of time; he and Sandy are very gracious hosts and they know wonderful local restaurants and sights.

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We’ve had questions, here are answers:

Who is this Sackrison fellow?

We heard it through the grapevine - that Dr. Sackrison might be available to return to north Texas. So we tracked him down. 

Gary previously practiced in the Plano area but (like many of our colleagues) became disillusioned with chaotic workdays where chasing paper and checking boxes interfered with taking care of patients. Gary and Sandy moved to Beijing where he sees expats - and has the time to care for them the way we were all trained to do.

We’ve been to Beijing to meet Gary and Sandy (we also love Chinese food)! Wonderful folks - will fit right in with our group!

Sounds great. When can I see him?

January 2019!

What? 2019? Seriously?

Yep, we all have to wait. Finding a doctor is easy if you’re not picky…but finding an awesome doctor takes time and good things come to those who wait. We'd love to have Dr. Sackrison on board right now but Gary told his colleagues in China that he would stay until the end of 2018. He will keep that promise…and that makes us even more sure he’s a great fit with our team. 

I am a prior patient of Dr. Sackrison, will I be able to see him again?


Throughout 2018, we will accept requests for membership in Dr. Sackrison’s practice and if you would like to join now, you may. Either Dr. Yates or Dr. Schrader will take care of you until Dr. Sackrison is available. Of course, all of your records will be available to Dr. Sackrison when you see him.

I currently see Dr. Yates or Dr. Schrader but would prefer to see Dr. Sackrison when he returns. Can I do that?

Yes, you can. And no, you’ve not hurt our feelings! Our practice policy is simple - if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. But if you like a different doctor better, that’s absolutely fine too!  We’ve had patients change doctors (and change back) within our group a few times over the years and it never creates a problem. All of your records are available and the transition is easy.

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