Richard McConnaughy, MD

Richard Allen (“Mac”) McConnaughy grew up in Machias, Maine, where he lived until after WWII, when he went to live in Germany with his family for two years. Following Germany, the family moved to Peak’s Island, off the coast of Maine. The family eventually relocated to Washington DC in-time for Mac to go to high school, followed by undergraduate studies at American University. After only 3 years, he finished his BS and moved onto to medical school at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following medical school, Mac interned at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. After graduating medical school, Dr. McConnaughy did an internal medicine residency at George Washington (GW) University Hospital in Washington, DC. After only one year, he was drafted into Vietnam as a service physician for two years. Following Vietnam, he returned to DC and completed his residency, and went on to start a solo internal medicine and cardiology practice in the Washington DC area, while concurrently teaching at GW. At his practice, Mac started the first-ever cardiac rehab facility in Washington DC, and took the first-ever geriatric-specialty exam in DC in 1994. In 1999, after 30 years of successful solo practice, Dr. McConnaughy decided to ‘retire’ and move to the mountains of Colorado. After 3 months of missing practicing medicine, Mac took a position as an internal medicine physician with Colorado Springs Health Partners (CSHP) in Colorado Springs, where he remained for 20 years seeing internal medicine, geriatrics and cardiology. After 6 months of looking for the right fit, Dr. McConnaughy found the Matthews-Vu Medical Group, an organization focused on the needs of the patients and providing thorough care. Dr. McConnaughy now serves as a primary care – internal medicine physician within the group. When not serving the needs of his patients, Mac can be found enjoying the Colorado mountain lifestyle at his home in Woodland Park, Colorado. Mac has three adult children and one grandson.