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Darin Kent McDonald

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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 Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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 - 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 - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
Accepts New Patients
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
FirstCare - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare - STAR
Accepts New Patients
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
Humana - National POS
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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 - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Select +
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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 Nov 13, 2019, Darin Kent McDonald  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(191)
Overall: 4.9*
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Feb 15, 2020
always thorough, empathic, teaching and encouraging. best doctor ever
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Feb 12, 2020
I have nothing to say but the facility in the staff they are great
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Feb 1, 2020
Always welcoming, informative, and efficient!
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Jan 8, 2020
Dr. McDonald is very kind and helpful, very knowledgeable and concerned. Very good listener and respectful of his patients.
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Dec 26, 2019
Dr. McDonald is the best care provider I have ever had. His knowledge and compassion are outstanding.
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Dec 24, 2019
add McDonald is like family I always wanted yet very professional in his care.
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Dec 22, 2019
Dr. McDonald is Great!
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Dec 12, 2019
he is the Best.
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Dec 12, 2019
dr. McDonald is the best!
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Dec 9, 2019
Dr. McDonald listens and explains well. He shows concern and is interested in my whole well being.
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Dec 7, 2019
Dr McDonald is always very personable and approachable with questions or concerns
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Dec 7, 2019
Very pleased to have Dr McDonald as my Primary Care Doctor
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Dec 7, 2019
Dr. McDonald is an excellent doctor and I trust him with my lifem
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Dec 5, 2019
Dr. McDonald has unique ability to make me feel as if I am his only patient.
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Dec 4, 2019
Dr. McDonald is very caring and knowledgeable.
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Nov 27, 2019
Very knowledgeable and very friendly. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
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Nov 23, 2019
He is really the best provider you have! caring, understanding and personable.
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Nov 21, 2019
Dr McDonald is excellent. He is smart, compassionate, respects my questions and answers them fully. I highly recommend him.
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Nov 21, 2019
great
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Nov 16, 2019
excellent
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Nov 16, 2019
great
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Nov 14, 2019
excellent doctor
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Nov 13, 2019
he was so sweet and listened to everything I had to say. really took my pain seriously and ensured I could come back and we would figure out a different treatment if this one didn't help.
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Nov 13, 2019
Dr McDonald is a very personnable, informative person. He has been my PCP for over 10 years. I have the utmost respect for him as a doctor and person.
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Nov 11, 2019
He is very personable and kind.
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Nov 7, 2019
listened to my concerns
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Nov 5, 2019
very good
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Nov 3, 2019
takes time to talk to you
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Nov 3, 2019
Always professional, and always a pleasure to visit with.
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Oct 31, 2019
best provider in the system
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Oct 28, 2019
He has a 20 minute limit. I had several questions. Not any were answered. I was so disappointed this visit. He's not usually this distracted. He usually will answer my questions. In a hurry yes but answer me. I still have no answers to any of medical questions I feel I needed. I was told he can only see patients 20 minutes and that is it. WOW! sad....
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Oct 23, 2019
excellent staff and doctor
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Oct 23, 2019
best doctor and staff ever.
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Oct 18, 2019
Dr McDonald is a wonderful doctor and a caring person , I have the greatest respect for him and trust him to always work toward what is best for my health
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Oct 17, 2019
He did an EKG to determine why my heart was racing when I didn't know it was.
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Oct 17, 2019
Dr. McDonald is a very caring and skilled doctor!!!
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Oct 17, 2019
Dr McDonald has been wonderful for years
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Oct 16, 2019
I wish he was more "hands on"and instead of all by the book
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Oct 16, 2019
Love Dr. McDonald. Have been seeing him for over a decade.
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Oct 15, 2019
Dr. McDonald is a professional in every way.
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Oct 15, 2019
They were great with me
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Oct 13, 2019
dr McDonald is a very compassionate physician and knowledgeable. I always appreciate his wisdom
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Oct 8, 2019
Loved the Clinic responses, but I don't like to have to deal with the Call Centers.
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Oct 8, 2019
My personal experience is great so far.
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Oct 8, 2019
Dr. McDonald is thorough and very knowledgeable. Great doctor!
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Oct 8, 2019
He's very good!
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Oct 8, 2019
dr mcdonald is friendly, frank and to the point
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Oct 5, 2019
He is wonderful caring and thoughtful .
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Oct 4, 2019
The best family doctor I have ever had.
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Oct 2, 2019
Dr. McDonald is great; friendly and knowledgeable. he tries not to show it but is rushed for getting his quotas done. this comment is better directed toward administration.
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