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M. Mahala Schlagman, M.D.

M. Mahala Schlagman, M.D.

Internal Medicine

5 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Locations

Strong Internal Medicine - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 5th Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Dr. Mahala Schlagman finds great joy in caring for her patients at Strong Internal Medicine. She feels that everyone in our community should have access to high quality primary care. It is her belief that collaborative efforts between the medical team, family and patients can help maximize length an...
Dr. Mahala Schlagman finds great joy in caring for her patients at Strong Internal Medicine. She feels that everyone in our community should have access to high quality primary care. It is her belief that collaborative efforts between the medical team, family and patients can help maximize length and quality of life for those living with chronic disease. She has a particular interest in care for patients with complex medical, social and psychiatric needs.

In her role as Health Equity Curriculum Director, Dr. Schlagman has worked with a team to develop a novel educational curriculum for Internal Medicine residents on the Social Determinants of Health and how they impact health equity. The curriculum includes both didactic and experiential components, bringing residents out into the Greater Rochester community to develop a better understanding of both the challenges we experience and the resources available to address the social determinants of health.

Additionally, Dr. Schlagman has promoted the formation of a medical legal partnership (MLP) at Strong Internal Medicine and Highland Family Medicine. MLPs address social determinants of health by providing patients with free civil legal services, often removing the burden of navigating the legal system from the medical providers and freeing them to engage in direct medical care. Dr. Schlagman is part of a coalition of staff, residents, faculty, nurses, social workers and community attorneys, contracted through a partnership with Finger Lakes Legal Care, a project of Legal Assistance of Western NY.

Her current research focuses on access to care and mapping the distribution of medical resources to promote health equity. She works to promote partnership across departments within URMC and within our greater community.

She currently lives in Rochester with her partner and three children.

Certified Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, General Medicine (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2014 - 2016

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2013 - 2014

Education

MD | Weill Medical College of Cornell University. 2013

Awards

Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award. 2020

Lawrence A Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow. 2019 - 2021

Lawrence E. Young Prize for Dedication to Patient Care & Teaching. 2016

Barbara Simms Primary Care Award. 2016

Honors in Service, Weill Cornell Medicine. 2013

Phi Beta Kappa. 2008

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

She is excellent!!

Feb 19, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr Schlagman is an excellent provider!

Dec 24, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Schlagman is in my personal top ranking physician list. I feel that I can / could discuss anything with her. I have complete confidence in her recommendations and treatments.

Dec 18, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Schlagman is excellent.

Nov 11, 2023

5.0 stars

Like my provider

Sep 26, 2023

4.2 stars

[...] I always respect her and her advice. [...]

Sep 20, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Schlagman is the best!! She always acts when she sees you that you are the most important person in the universe!!

Aug 30, 2023

5.0 stars

I have recommendations Dr. Schlagman and the practice to several of my friends.

Aug 02, 2023

5.0 stars

Very compassionate & thoughtful in discussing my emotional state, which was close to real depression, said - well get you through this" - a comment I took to heart.

Jun 14, 2023

5.0 stars

She is an outstanding physician.

Jun 14, 2023

5.0

She is very thorough.

Jun 08, 2023

5.0

[...] Dr. Schlagman is the model for all physicians to aspire to be. I'm 53 years old, I've moved a bunch in my life, I've had experiences with many doctors. Dr. Schlagman is by far the best doctor I've every had.

Apr 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schlagman is an outstanding physician and I would recommend her to anyone.

Apr 07, 2023

5.0

Excellent listener & good advice.

Mar 01, 2023

5.0

Beyond the scope of her training, she immediately contacted the appropriate specialists.

Feb 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Schlagman is awesome

Jan 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Schlagman is the very best clinician. She is smart, compassionate, well informed & an excellent communicator. She is the very best doctor I've ever had- a wonderful centered person in the perfect profession for her talents & sensibilities.

Dec 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schlagman is an excellent physician, and I am fortunate to be her patient.

Nov 24, 2022

5.0

I absolutely love my Primary Care Physician, Dr Megan Schlagman. My husband and son are also patients of her.

Nov 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schlagman is the best doctor I've ever had. I recommend her to everyone. I feel she really cares about me as a person.

Sep 30, 2022

5.0

She is the best doctor I have had in my adult life

Sep 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schlagman spent a lot of time with me discussing various issues.

Sep 02, 2022

5.0

Thanks to Dr. Megan Schlagman I'm better able to manage my health - physical as well as emotional. She's truly a blessing for her patients!

Aug 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schlagman is a compassionate, professional, extremely knowledgeable Doctor. She takes. The time needed with you and provides a comfortable environment.

Aug 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Schlagman over the years has provided myself and my husband the most extraordinary care. URMC is truly fortunate to have such a skilled, concerned and warm physician on your staff !

Jul 29, 2022

5.0

The doctor is exceptional [...]

Jun 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Schlagman is the best, so happy to have her as my doctor

May 30, 2022

I get superb, compassionate care from Dr. Schlagman. There is no better care.

May 14, 2022

Dr. Schlagman listened to me carefully and followed up with recommendations based on our discussion. I realized after the appointment that there were some things we didn't discuss that would have come up had it been an actual physical, as scheduled.

May 11, 2022

Good experience. [...].

May 09, 2022

5.0

The doctor is very caring and anxious to help me.

Mar 31, 2022

5.0

I would like my entire family to see Dr. Schlagman; unfortunately she is not taking new patients. She informed me that in order to give her patients her proper care and attention, she has to keep her patients at a certain number so they each get individualized attention. I admire and understand this, but would like my family to have this good of care.

Mar 30, 2022

5.0

This doctor is excellent and spent a great deal of time with us to help us at this time of need.

Mar 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schlagman is the finest doctor I've ever had. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and an excellent diagnostician.

Feb 20, 2022

5.0

As doc said, a diagnosis is an educated guess. I believe that, but have never heard it stated so plainly.

Feb 13, 2022

5.0

I love, love, love my Dr Schlagman! I would be so lost without her!

Feb 10, 2022