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Darin Kent McDonald, MD

Family Medicine

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About Darin Kent McDonald, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (Albuquerque) (2004)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (2007)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Darin Kent McDonald, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (227) for Darin Kent McDonald, MD

Overall: 4.9*
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Jan 7, 2023
He has been taking care of our whole family since he was a resident and took care of my mom in the hospital--he is WONDERFUL!!
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Jan 6, 2023
He is always polite and answers my questions patiently.
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Jan 6, 2023
Knowledgeable and engaging
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Jan 6, 2023
Dr McDonald is amazing. He has always been so responsive to my needs
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Jan 5, 2023
Very thorough in asking about my complete medical history.
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Jan 5, 2023
Great
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Jan 5, 2023
Dr. McDonald does a great job.
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Jan 1, 2023
Dr McDonald has the most incredible bed side manner. He was kind, reassuring and ver genuine.I called several friends and bragged on him. I was very nervous not knowing how serious my situation was and was very comforting and personable while being very professional.
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Dec 30, 2022
Professional and thorough
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Dec 27, 2022
Dr McDonald found what some others missed. He's attentive and made a personal call to me to discuss the results of a test. I like his style
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Dec 23, 2022
Raises the bar compared to other health care providers. Excellent service, attentiveness, and care.
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Dec 16, 2022
Doctor McDonald has been my primary physicianfor several years. Completely satisfiedwith his performace.
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Dec 16, 2022
Great
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Dec 16, 2022
Awesome
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Dec 15, 2022
Dr. McDonald always takes the time to explain things
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Dec 15, 2022
Excellent! Always takes his time with me answers all my questions and quickly responds to any my chart messages I've ever sent.
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Dec 13, 2022
Dr McDonald is hands down one of the best providers we have seen! He genuinely cares and is willing to get to the root of the problem! He is very communicative and makes the patient feel comfortable!
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Dec 10, 2022
Great
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Dec 8, 2022
He is by the book and does not take short cuts
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Dec 7, 2022
Consistently great care.
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Dec 7, 2022
He listens and offers suggestions for care.
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Dec 6, 2022
Very good!
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Dec 6, 2022
He is a good listener and helpful
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Dec 6, 2022
Darin is always very personable. He does a great job going over all aspects of my health during my visits and things to consider going forward.
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Dec 6, 2022
He talks to you and asks your opinion
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Dec 6, 2022
Concerned about my issues. Took time to listen. Explained my health needs.
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Dec 5, 2022
It was like I was the only one he was going to see that day.
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Nov 30, 2022
He is very caring and understanding of my needs also courteous and polite.
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Nov 30, 2022
Very thoughtful, caring doctor. Well versed. I hope he keeps providing my health care.
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Nov 30, 2022
Excellent
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Nov 29, 2022
Dr. Mcdonald is the consummate professional physician. He doesn't excellent job listening to my issues and making me feel taken care of.
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Nov 29, 2022
He is caring, compassionate and professional. He was detailed, conscientious and thoughtful.
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Nov 27, 2022
Very likebale and really listens and shows concern
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Nov 26, 2022
Dr McDonald is a great listener and helps me make positive adjustments to my care
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Nov 26, 2022
Very knowledgeable, helpful, and informative
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Nov 25, 2022
Great listener, very compassionate & thorough. I highly recommended Dr. McDonald!
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Nov 24, 2022
Very thoughtful and concern about my problem!
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Nov 22, 2022
Really happy to have him. Very good discussion of my conditions and kept me well informed . Good explanations of lab test results & very empathetic.
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Nov 19, 2022
Dr. McDonald is always attentive, knowledgeable friendly and kind. I consider him a friend.
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Nov 15, 2022
Very professional, helped calm my nerves and discomfort for the procedure I was getting done.
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Nov 15, 2022
He is patient, kind & honest. He gives answers you can understand. He doesn't rush.
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Nov 13, 2022
He is always so easy to work with and answers all my concerns.
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Nov 10, 2022
Very pleasant, patient, & thoughtful!
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Nov 9, 2022
Learned alot. Good visit
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Nov 8, 2022
Provider is thorough to explain whatever concerns I have
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Nov 8, 2022
Top notch treatment as always.
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Nov 4, 2022
Professional, engaged, caring!
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Nov 3, 2022
Always positive!
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Nov 3, 2022
Dr McDonald is the best Dr I have ever had. He is so professional and very knowledgeable. He inspires teamwork with all his staff.
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Nov 1, 2022
Our first time seeing this provider and he was absolutely amazing!
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Nov 1, 2022
Efficient, effective, and a pleasure to work with.
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Nov 1, 2022
Dr. McDonald is very personable. He took the time to explain my condition.
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Nov 1, 2022
Dr. McDonald listened to all my list of concerns and addressed them completely and quickly. He answered all my questions and has a great demeanor.
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Nov 1, 2022
Dr. McDonald has a way of making a patient relax and that encourages you to talk to hom about your problems no matter how silly you think you are.
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Oct 29, 2022
He is amazing
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Oct 27, 2022
Dr McDonald is an excellent doctor. He has been my primary care physician for many years. He is a very caring Dr.
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Oct 27, 2022
Very polite and listened to my concerns.
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Oct 26, 2022
Very friendly, respectful and concerned
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Oct 26, 2022
He is a caring smart doctor.
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Oct 25, 2022
Great in all aspects
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Oct 23, 2022
The best family doctor I have ever had. He is remakable.
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Oct 22, 2022
Very welcoming and efficient. Really wants to find a solution for his patients
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Oct 21, 2022
Dr. McDonald is very attentive during my visits, asks enough questions to determine my needs and offer solutions, as well as a great active listener. As simple as this may seem, other providers have always seem more rushed during the visits. Not with him, conversation is comfortable and relaxed. There is a sense he really cares about you and that he's not in a rush to get to his next patient. Makes you feel special.
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Oct 20, 2022
This was my first appointment with Dr, McDonald, and I was impressed.
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Oct 20, 2022
Dr McDonald is a very kind and concern provider he cares about his patients. He listens and ask what he can do for his patients.
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Oct 18, 2022
Great Dr , seemed to really care about me,
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Oct 17, 2022
Dr McDonald is the best
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Oct 16, 2022
Professional and did not rush the process. Explained in detail and communicated very well.
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Oct 13, 2022
Dr very nice and thorough.
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Oct 13, 2022
He's very thorough and takes his time with his patients.
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Oct 12, 2022
He took time to genuinely review my rather complicated health history. His patience and willingness to listen is much appreciated.
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Oct 11, 2022
Dr McDonald has come to know me and understand my unique needs and works with me to accomplish any issues.
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Oct 7, 2022
Well satisfied
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Oct 6, 2022
Dr. McDonald is an excellent example of what a care provider should be. Always welcoming and interested, engaging, sincere and trustworthy. I am old and without reservation I can say he is the best and favorite Doc I ever have had.
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Oct 4, 2022
He's a great doctor.
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Sep 27, 2022
He was professional and his personality was pleasant .
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Sep 20, 2022
A1 care. Professional approach, detailed explanation of the problem and what to expect.
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Sep 17, 2022
The Best
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Sep 17, 2022
Always the best experience. He's been my trusted doctor since 2008. He listens and uses his experience to guide treatment. I drive 2 hours to keep him as my doctor. Patient, kind, and treats my 17 y.o., son, as well.
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Sep 16, 2022
Dr McDonald has helped me in the past but was supportive this time. This appointment was very stressful because of my Wife passing away earlier this year!
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Sep 14, 2022
Explained what he found and explained the med, he prescribed.
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Sep 14, 2022
Always on top of information very skilled and really cares
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Sep 12, 2022
Very cordial and efficient
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Sep 10, 2022
Very personable and concerned for the patient.
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Sep 8, 2022
Dr McDonald was fantastic! He was patient with my child and genuinely seemed to care! He was also very open to my ideas on her care and treatment plan which was fantastic! We would 100% see him again!
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Sep 7, 2022
Dr. McDonald is extremely personable and makes you feel at ease right away. He is easy to talk to and actually listens to you
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Sep 6, 2022
He is the best Dr. I have ever known. He really cares about the patients
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Sep 6, 2022
Short notice consult for skin rash.
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Sep 2, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr McDonald. My previous doctor retired. Dr McDonald had reviewed all my history and could answer my questions immediately. I was very impressed that he had looked at all my history he was very familiar with all my past visits. He had a great bedside manner I felt very comfortable with him as my doctor. He went over and explained my lab results with me. Again I'm very impressed with Dr McDonald and would recommend him to anybody.
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Sep 2, 2022
Dr took ample time to explain medications and what changes were necessary. He had reviewed recent hospitalization records and discussed appropriate care. Dr. McDonald is a very knowledgeable, caring physician and it is our pleasure to have him as our family physician.
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Sep 1, 2022
He's very professional, knowledgeable, and has earned my families trust.
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Aug 30, 2022
He is very professional and show genuine interest in his patients.
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Aug 24, 2022
Excellent doctor
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr McDonald is wonderful, always explains my medical issues and how to fix them.
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Aug 23, 2022
He is the best Doctor. He is down to earth when he talks to you. I didn't understand why he told me I would have to see someone else in February on my next wellness appointment. If he is switching me to another doctor permanently I will be changing to another place.
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Aug 19, 2022
Very thorough in explaining labs, & course of care.
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Aug 16, 2022
Super nice, friendly, and knowledgeable.
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Aug 14, 2022
Dr.McDonald always provides me with great health care,he listens to my health needs and I feel very confident with letting talking to him to get great health care
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Aug 13, 2022
Vert personable and professional
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Aug 12, 2022
Great
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