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Darin Kent McDonald

Family Medicine
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About
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
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
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
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
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 - NexusACO R
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
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (2007)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine (Albuquerque) (2004)
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 Mar 4, 2019, Darin Kent McDonald  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(218)
Overall: 4.8*
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Jun 25, 2019
Dr McDonald is a wonderful doctor and person. He cares about his patients
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Jun 23, 2019
Dr. Mcdonald takes care of our entire extended family. If we didn\'t trust him in every way, that would not be the case.
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Jun 23, 2019
Dr McDonald is one of the best Dr\'s there is
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Jun 22, 2019
Dr. McDonald is truly an amazing person. He has an excellent disposition and always has a smile.
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Jun 13, 2019
He always listens and try to provide the best care for me.
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Jun 9, 2019
appreciate Dr. Mcdonald
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Jun 8, 2019
The best!
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Jun 8, 2019
Dr. McDonald is always friendly and knowledgeable
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Jun 8, 2019
After receiving care from Dr. McDonald for ten years, I moved and reluctantly changed to another BSW provider in my area. I was very disappointed in the care I received. Dr. McDonald graciously accepted me back and am willing to make the 2 hour drive to see him. He\'s knowledgeable, informative, and genuine.
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Jun 1, 2019
Dr. McDonald is the best family doctor I have ever had.
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May 30, 2019
best provider I\'ve ever had in my life and I\'m 78
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May 29, 2019
Excellent!!
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May 23, 2019
Dr. Mcdonald always takes his time discussing my care and lab results. He is a very kind and professional dr at all times. Everyone at the clinic does a wonderful job interacting with patients!
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May 20, 2019
Dr. McDonald always gives me excellent care in a personal and courteous way. I am very blessed to have him as my primary physician.
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May 18, 2019
I have always gotten excellent care from Dr. McDonald and his staff. Very caring person. Very down to earth, explains everything.
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May 10, 2019
great
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May 10, 2019
Darin McDonald has been my provider for a few years. He is a great doctor: friendly, smart, caring, available. He does not put you down if you have not done something. I don\'t walk like I should so he encourages me to and he encourages me eat right to keep my chloresterol down.
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May 10, 2019
very good
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May 9, 2019
great service. very through
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May 8, 2019
very knowledgeable and helpful, caring and a great listener
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May 7, 2019
Excellent service, Dr McDonalld is the best!
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May 5, 2019
very much like dr. Mcdonald. he is very mindful of my needs and very caring in his interactions with me. my husband is considering switching to dr Mcdonald
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May 4, 2019
The doctor diagnosed the problem, prescribed medicine, and was incredibly efficient. Great clinic visit.
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May 4, 2019
Dr. McDonald always is thorough and caring. He wants my input and thoughts as to the next step in my care. I appreciate that.
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May 3, 2019
He is always concerned about my health and treats me with respect.
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Apr 30, 2019
Dr. McDonald is an awesome care provider. He answers all my questions with knowledge and professionalism. The best around!!
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Apr 27, 2019
Dr McDonald is a very good MD and is the very best I\'ve had and I\'ve been coming here for 40 years
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Apr 23, 2019
Dr. McDonald always takes time to understand what is going on. He is a gracious helper. I appreciate his concern and care for my problems.
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Apr 23, 2019
Very Very _Good
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Apr 19, 2019
Dr McDonald is always courteous and interested in you as his patient. we started with him when he came to Belton and have always been pleased with him. I consider him as. a friend as well as our dr. he has been an iimportant individual in our life while my husband was going through a very difficult period, medically.
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Apr 13, 2019
very good
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Apr 13, 2019
Dr McDonald really puts me at ease, I find that it\'s very easy to discuss my health issues with him.
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Apr 12, 2019
Dr McDonald is the most compassionate doctor I\'ve ever had
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Apr 9, 2019
I have been Dr. McDonald\'s patient for over a decade. He is always attentive to my needs and truly listens to what I have to say. He is simply the best!
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Apr 8, 2019
excellent
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Apr 8, 2019
It is always good
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Apr 5, 2019
Caring, understanding and knowledgeable
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Apr 4, 2019
I\'ve always received outstanding service but this particular day it was took longer to get appointment and comment was let me see if I have any appointments available for BCBS. Should that dictate an appointment, this has never happened before.
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Apr 3, 2019
I feel fortunate to be able to see such a wonderful physician. The Belton clinic support staff are also friendly, professional, and caring.
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Apr 1, 2019
is always good and explains everything so I can understand
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Mar 29, 2019
He is not my primary care doctor, but I couldn\'t have asked for anyone any nicer and concerned.
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Mar 29, 2019
Dr. McDonald was very caring and even brought out an anatomy packet to show me where and why I was having trouble. He\'s very down-to-earth and takes the patient\'s input into consideration.
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Mar 28, 2019
Dr. McDonald has been and continues to be genuinely interested in me and my overall treatment goals. He explains options clearly and guides the direction of treatment options though leaving the final decision to me.
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Mar 26, 2019
Doctor MCDONALD the best. very friendly and caring
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Mar 21, 2019
it was my first visit to Dr. McDonald, he was excellent. I would recommend him highly.
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Mar 21, 2019
I did feel that the appt was rushed so the Dr could get to the next patient
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Mar 19, 2019
Dr. McDonald came highly recommended to me when needing a new care provider. While his patient load was already very full, he was willing to take my husband and myself on as patients. I love Dr. McDonald. He is very caring and interested in my life and really impressed me when I went back for a second visit and he remembered things about my life after having only met me once.
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Mar 12, 2019
very professional,good personality,good listener and made me feel very confontable
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Mar 12, 2019
caring
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Mar 1, 2019
I appreciated his kindnes as well as hie expertise. The nurse was slso very professional and kind
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Feb 28, 2019
Have high degree of confidence in him
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Feb 28, 2019
Dr. McDonald is great. He listens and he explains well. What he doesn\'t know, he finds out or refers you to a specialist.
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Feb 28, 2019
very good, took care of my need and was very pleased
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Feb 28, 2019
Dr. McDonald is great. Very personable and skilled. My main complaint is you cannot ask about another issue you have without making another appointment. I am sure this has to do with insurance policies, or that getting the extra co-pay which helps offset the insurance claim.
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Feb 28, 2019
Dr. McDonald is outstanding, and represents what this organization should be all about: personalized, high quality healthcare. Wonderful physician. I have recommended him to several other highly satisfied patients.
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Feb 26, 2019
very good experience
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Feb 26, 2019
best care provider BS&W has!!
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Feb 26, 2019
I didn\'t feel like he showed enough concern for some issues I was having
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Feb 19, 2019
love this place they are always spot on
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Feb 17, 2019
called that morning for an appointment and was seen within a few hours. Very caring, compassionate local clinic with wonderful staff. We are so fortunate to have BS&W in our community.
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Feb 15, 2019
gGood medical skills and personable
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Feb 15, 2019
I appreciate your clinic. Dr. McDonald is very empathetic and thorough. He motivated me to have procedures that I was concerned about. He eased my fear and concern.
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Feb 10, 2019
always very good
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Feb 9, 2019
great doctor, great clinic!!!
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Feb 8, 2019
This Dr.did not seem to care he told me my pain could last 2 to 3 weeks however he did not give me enough meds to last that long.
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Feb 8, 2019
was very pleasant visit
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Feb 7, 2019
Dr. Mac Donald cares. He makes sure to explain everything so that it is understandable. He gives the patient the opportunity to ask as many questions as needed, discusses treatment pros and cons, so you can make an informed decision. He knows his patients, not just from the chart, and treats you like a person, not another patient.
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Feb 7, 2019
I\'ve always been very happy with Dr McDonald and his staff
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Feb 5, 2019
Takes very good care of me.
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Jan 31, 2019
dr McDonald was great as usual.
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Jan 31, 2019
Dr. McDonald has always explained everything to me and shows concern about my health and explains things I need to do to help improve my condition
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Jan 29, 2019
We are very pleased with our care.
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Jan 29, 2019
he has been our Dr for over 12 years and has always treated us with great care and comfort. he is truly an asset to your organization.
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Jan 29, 2019
always very friendly and compassionate about concerns. always on time
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Jan 24, 2019
Dr. McDonald is very personal and very caring, explained everything very well , highest recommendation ! Great Doctor and person.
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