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Darin Kent McDonald, MD

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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 Health Plans - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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 Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
  • 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 May 11, 2020, Darin Kent McDonald, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(235)
Overall: 4.9*
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Sep 10, 2020
great service as always.
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Sep 10, 2020
Best provider around!! Always treats me with the upmost care, understanding, and knowledge.
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Sep 4, 2020
Listened to me, offered solutions and was very polite
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Aug 26, 2020
very good in every way. I was listen too and treated very well
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Aug 24, 2020
always friendly, seems interested in your concerns the best care provider I've ever had
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Aug 22, 2020
I am not comfortable with seeking medical help. Yesterday Dr. Mcdonald and staff made me feel at ease. erased a lot of my fears of going to seek medical help. I had a voice and that is important to me.
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Aug 20, 2020
we have a great relationship to discuss my health.
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Aug 19, 2020
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Aug 18, 2020
Not only have I recommended Dr. McDonald to my friends and family but about a dozen of them are now his patients too. He is, without doubt, the most caring, thorough, dedicated and hard working doctor that I've ever experienced. I hope that he remains here and in practice for the rest of my life.
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Aug 15, 2020
Doctor McDonald has been my provider for 7 years. He's amazing!
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Aug 15, 2020
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Aug 13, 2020
love my doctor
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Aug 11, 2020
Dr. McDonald has the unique ability to make me feel that I'm his only patient.
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Aug 4, 2020
Always a good experience.
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Jul 25, 2020
Dr McDonald spent a lot of time with me and helped me.
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Jul 23, 2020
excellent
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Jul 23, 2020
Dr. McDonald has been my doctor for many years now and he truly cares for his patients overall well being.
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Jul 17, 2020
very caring
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Jul 17, 2020
Dr McDonald is beyond excellent. I am extremely grateful for is knowledge, compassion and generosity. He cares for both my physical and emotional concerns.
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Jul 15, 2020
spent good time with my cares and concerns. very competent dr., personable and caring.
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Jul 14, 2020
Dr McDonald has been wonderful for years-he listens to me and we develop a plan together
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Jul 12, 2020
excellent care giver. took his time to explain what was happening to me thank you
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Jul 11, 2020
Every visit is great!!
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Jul 9, 2020
I have been seeing Dr. McDonald for 10+ years now and never had a problem. He is always friendly and concerned for my health.
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Jul 8, 2020
great
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Jul 2, 2020
Exceptional as always!
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Jul 1, 2020
Attentive-Very efficient -Wanting to help me adjust to my new normal.
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Jun 26, 2020
Dr McDonald is very calm and very thorough when covering my lab results and answering my questions. I really appreciate his experience and expertise.
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Jun 25, 2020
I have a patient of Dr. McDonald for years. he has provided great healthcare on a professional and personalized manner. he is an excellent physician.
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Jun 25, 2020
Dr. Mcdonald has taken care of 4 generations of my family--through two sides of the family. We have the utmost respect for him as a person and as a doctor.
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Jun 24, 2020
At my previous appointment with Dr McDonald he encouraged me to lose weight to improve my health. With his concern and encouragement I have lost from 280 lbs down to 257lbs.
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Jun 24, 2020
He is a super human being with genuine interest in my health. Dr McDonald has a terrific personality-I could see a smile even with his mask on because he portrays his beautiful demeanor with his words!
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Jun 23, 2020
I love Dr. McDonald! He is always kind helpful and thorough. He usually takes his time with me. He seemed a little rushed this time, but I understand that happens sometime. He is the best!
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Jun 20, 2020
Dr McDonald is the best
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Jun 18, 2020
very nice I would recommend him to anyone
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Jun 17, 2020
He was up front with me He was very concerned and caring I've always been nervous to meet a new doctor but dr. McDonald made me very comfortable I could tell after a few minutes he really cares about me and my health I'm super happy he's my new health care provider
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Jun 17, 2020
we have been patients of Dr MacDonald for a number of years. he has showed great care and concern for all five my family members. I could not possibly recommend him any more highly.
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Jun 16, 2020
Great listener.
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Jun 14, 2020
He s always polite and attentive.
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Jun 13, 2020
Always great..
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Jun 13, 2020
very good
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Jun 13, 2020
Dr.McDonald is a very good doctor. He listens, has much wisdom, and takes the time needed to move you to wellness.
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Jun 13, 2020
My Mother's visit with Dr. McDonald was very informative. Dr. McDonald is a very kind and caring Physician.He works well with us in what is best for "our" goals for her health and well being.
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Jun 10, 2020
Dr McDonald has been our family Dr for over 12 years, if he wasn't the best ever we would not be going to him for this long. Simply the best primary care physician ever.
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Jun 4, 2020
friendly and informative all staff as well
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Jun 4, 2020
very nice
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Jun 3, 2020
very good
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Jun 3, 2020
Dr McDonald is a very caring person and always listens to all my concerns. He gives me the best options and when it comes to my kids he always does what's best for them. he truly is an amazing Dr.
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Jun 2, 2020
Always welcoming! Instills confidence in his patients. Efficient and is unquestionably a very knowledgeable physician!
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Jun 1, 2020
extremely concerned and caring
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May 28, 2020
He was friendly, caring, knowledgeable, and thorough. He instilled confidence.
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May 21, 2020
concerned, caring, professional
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May 20, 2020
Dr McDonald is an excellent physician.
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May 20, 2020
He is very kind and professional.
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May 18, 2020
Dr. McDonald has been our family doctor for over 10 years. I was just talking with a group of friends this week about how exceptional he and his staff have always been. He explains care options and answers questions regarding each of them to all the members of my family, younger and older.
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May 16, 2020
Doctor McDonald was very thorough, he explained the problem adequately.
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May 15, 2020
very good care
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May 9, 2020
like dr McDonald a lot! have recommended him to other family members
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Apr 28, 2020
the staff treated me like family
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Apr 16, 2020
I had to plck a new Dr. I'm so happy with my choice!
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Apr 8, 2020
Could not ask for better care and concern from all these health care professionals - especially during this heightened time of concern for public health & safety of all.
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