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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
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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 Acces
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 (207) for Darin Kent McDonald, MD

Overall: 4.9*
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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
Short notice consult for skin rash.
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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 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 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 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
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 23, 2022
Dr McDonald is wonderful, always explains my medical issues and how to fix them.
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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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Aug 6, 2022
Dr McDonald has always been professional and has always taken the time to answer al of my questions. His personality, demeanor and expertise are great. He is also a fine man.
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Aug 5, 2022
Dr. MacDonald listens, and gives his recommendations.He is honest and speaks English, not medical. Great Doctor!!!
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Aug 5, 2022
Easy to discuss private matters
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Aug 4, 2022
Friendly, knowledgeable of my problems. I like the way he explains things to me, he doesn't talk in just medical terminology, he explains things in terminology I understand.
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Aug 4, 2022
Dr. McDonald is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He has such a great attitude that he makes me feel better just talking to him and I can tell that he is a good team leader for his staff.
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Jul 28, 2022
Knows me and is concerned about my well-being.
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Jul 28, 2022
I get the absolute best care from Dr McDonald!
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Jul 26, 2022
Very attentive to my needs very wonderful positive attitude.
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Jul 25, 2022
I had a great first visit. I am recently retired from the military and am looking forward to having a civilian provider for the foreseeable future.
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Jul 22, 2022
As a S&W nurse, I know that clinics are over max capacity right now. Not only were they able to even squeeze us in the same day , but then Dr.McDonald never made us feel rush even when I took more of his time, with multiple questions! I have even requested that he be my new PCP, because of the throrough care he provided my daughter!
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Jul 22, 2022
Dr. McDonald is the best doctor I have ever had.
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Jul 22, 2022
It was a great
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Jul 20, 2022
Dr. McDonald is an awesome provider. He does a great job
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Jul 20, 2022
Provider was well concerned about my health very informative and very professional
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Jul 18, 2022
Compassionate and caring while maintaining extreme professionalism.
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Jul 14, 2022
The best ever! Love Dr. McDonald
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Jul 13, 2022
He is doing a great job
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Jul 13, 2022
I absolutely love that Dr McDonald had taken the time to review my medical chart and history. He was very committed to my concerns and help guide me to a path I better understand for my medical condition.
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Jul 13, 2022
Dr. McDonald cares about my son's well-being.
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Jul 6, 2022
I was very well satisfied with my care and the provider was very helpful and answered all my questions and concerns
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Jul 4, 2022
Great appointment!
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Jul 1, 2022
Dr. McDonald is the most caring and thoughtful doctor I have ever seen. Not only a great doctor but a great friend.
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Jun 30, 2022
Dr. McDonald if very professional, courteous and provides quality healthcare.
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Jun 24, 2022
Dr McDonald is a very good doctor and he was very concern about his patients
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Jun 21, 2022
Very professional,friendly. Good listener& explains the diagnosis & answers my questions.Will go back to him if I can't see my primary.
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Jun 17, 2022
Great experience; caring doctor
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Jun 16, 2022
Very friendly and very good at explaining everything!!
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Jun 15, 2022
He is verry attentive, knowledgeable, informative, caring, understanding, and extremely helpful!! This is by far a rare doctor/ pediatrician whom I consider a rare gem!!!
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Jun 15, 2022
Very good appointment
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Jun 15, 2022
Very nice!
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Jun 12, 2022
Dr. McDonald is detail oriented and is friendly and compassionate.
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Jun 11, 2022
Outstanding!
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr. McDonald is one of the nicest caring gentleman I've ever met in my life
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Jun 10, 2022
Very concerned and professional.
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Jun 9, 2022
Showed real concern for my situation. Explained options and treatment. All is well.
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Jun 3, 2022
Friendly, answered all my questions and very caring
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Jun 2, 2022
Very personable.
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Jun 2, 2022
Friendly and competent.
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May 25, 2022
Always very professional respectful and kind. Gives me information I need to know
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May 25, 2022
Doctor Darien McDonald has been my Doctor for 15 years. HES THE BEST
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May 25, 2022
Dr McDonald always takes his time to examine, find the right approach and is always super friendly. He explains everything in a way that I understand. He is very calm and never feels rushed.
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May 24, 2022
Perfect, I love the care.
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May 20, 2022
Attentive
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May 19, 2022
Very professional. Even explain some things that were outside of the exact appointment I was having today
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May 19, 2022
Know the Doctor has many patients but with my need for a good doctor that explains things and talk to you was very happy to be worked in.
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May 17, 2022
Dr Darin McDonald was very personable and caring. Had his staff make and appt for a a neurologist testing. I felt very comfortable with his decision for testing.
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May 4, 2022
The Dr. Was very thorough and patient. He was concerned about my problem and asked questions about my health.
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May 4, 2022
Dr. McDonald is someone that I recommend to my family and friends. He is an outstanding physician by any metric.
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May 3, 2022
I feel like all he cared about was my diabetes
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Apr 30, 2022
Dr. McDonald was very good.
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Apr 23, 2022
Great experience.
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Apr 22, 2022
All of my family members are also patients of Dr. McDonald's....and have been for more than a decade.
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Apr 20, 2022
Dr McDonald is very caring and easy to talk to.
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Apr 19, 2022
Excellent
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Apr 16, 2022
Dr. McDonald is the reason I use Scott and White
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Apr 15, 2022
Dr McDonald has been my doctor for many years and he is a caring, loving and thoughtful doctor. He actions as a doctor Is what every doctor should follow.
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Apr 15, 2022
Excellent doctor.
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Apr 14, 2022
He is very nice and takes good care of my medical needs
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