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Jara Kim 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 - Llano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Marble Falls
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Choice POS II
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Foster Care
Accepts New Patients
Superior - STAR
Accepts New Patients
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
Accepts New Patients
TriWest - VA-PCCC
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
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 Nevada at Reno (2010)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Mercy Medical Center of Redding (2013)
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, Jara Kim Mcdonald, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(115)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 12, 2020
excellent
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Sep 8, 2020
Dr MacDonald always makes keeping me healthy her top priority. unlike other physicians she doesn't just go through the motions. she actually takes the time to discuss what is going on with me in reference to my needs and health goals. I wouldn't trade her for any other doctor.
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Sep 1, 2020
Very thorough. Spent more time with me than I expected. Negotiated a plan of care with me instead of talking at me. Based her recommendations on research. Acknowledged my concerns and met my requested needs.
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Sep 1, 2020
Dr McDonald is hands down the best I have ever met.
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Aug 31, 2020
Dr McDonald is very good! She takes her time and explains everything. Really feel comfortable with her and I trust her opinion. Y'all are very lucky to have her on staff.
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Aug 25, 2020
Very friendly and knowledgeable
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Aug 4, 2020
very g00d
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Aug 4, 2020
Very informed and professional.
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Jul 29, 2020
Dr McDonald is the most knowledgeable, caring, and efficient doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
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Jul 28, 2020
excellent care. thorough even drew pictures to explain a concept
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Jul 25, 2020
Love Dr Jara!!!!
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Jul 21, 2020
very thorough
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Jul 18, 2020
Dr McDonald and staff were super welcoming, informative, answered any questions I had, treated me with respect and expressed sincere concern for my issues. I was able to get an appointment in a timely manner and I had a very short wait time while in the office. I felt like a valued patient.
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Jul 14, 2020
very thankful to Dr McDonald for recognizing a serious health issue I have and making appointments for me to see specialists. I had no obvious symptoms but she was very though with my checkup. She very likely prevented me from having a stroke.
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Jul 8, 2020
She has taken a impressive interest in my diabetes and reduced my blood sugar after the first new treatment.
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Jul 4, 2020
I'M VERY GREATFUL TO DR. J. McDONALD.
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Jun 30, 2020
quick, helpful, thorough
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Jun 30, 2020
world class care
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Jun 26, 2020
Great communicator and very thorough! I could not expect any better care.
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Jun 25, 2020
My Family loves our doctor
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Jun 18, 2020
Dr McDonald takes the time to explain, explore options of treatment, and displays a real interest in getting to the bottom of the problem. She also cares about my opinion. I have never encountered a family doctor this thorough.
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Jun 16, 2020
I love Dr. McDonald. First time in a long time I can say that about my doctor
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Jun 11, 2020
outstanding service
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Jun 10, 2020
Having Dr. McDonald as my Dr. has been a total game changer for me. She offers the best guided information possible. I have healed in many ways under her care and learned quite a lot. I always feel we are on the same page at the end of my appointment.
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Jun 9, 2020
Dr. McDonald is always very thorough and caring and listens to my concerns and answers my questions
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Jun 7, 2020
I have seen Dr. McDonald for the past year now. She is Compassionate, understanding,Honest and empathetic and most importantly she try's other alternatives To heal ones body than prescribing medication as her first priority. Thank you Dr. McDonald.
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Jun 2, 2020
seems very approachable and concerned
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May 29, 2020
Best M.D. I have ever had the pleasure to visit.
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May 29, 2020
she was kind, understanding, empathetic, and overall a wonderful provider.
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May 27, 2020
very concerned for my problems and welfare. I extremely like her.
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May 26, 2020
very good experience
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May 26, 2020
when I leave Dr MacDonald I ALWAYS feel like she is doing her very best to keep me healthy. she asks pertinent questions, she has excellent advise, and I always feel confident in what she is saying.
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May 26, 2020
Excellent
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May 20, 2020
Dr McDonald is always professional and thorough. She always answers my dingy questions and is so knowledgeable.
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May 19, 2020
Dr McDonald took time to review my past results and explain a plan of care to me. She promotes an atmosphere where I am comfortable to ask questions and I believe what she tells me.
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May 7, 2020
Dr. McDonald is amazing.
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May 5, 2020
Dr McDonald is the best GP I have ever gone to. She has the rare ability to instinctively see how you are without you saying a word. she is caring and resourceful.
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Apr 28, 2020
She really CARES
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Apr 28, 2020
absolutely the best doctor I've ever had. up to date knowledge and a great diagnostician. whole health approach not just band aid care. wish we had more like her!!!
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Apr 27, 2020
The doctor and nurse gave me good care . l truly thankful for your service.
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Apr 26, 2020
The doctor and nurse gave me good care . l truly thankful for your service.
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Apr 26, 2020
I hope that this COVID-19 situation is a good indicator if why this first time visit felt awkward.
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Apr 24, 2020
she is wonderful, nice receptive and makes sure you understand what she says and recommends. it's like you are the only patient she has! please don't let her get away from our clinic of all the doctors I've seen at your whole operation she is the best all over doctor!
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Apr 23, 2020
Dr. MacDonald is interactive & allows me participation in treatment options. she helps with root cause rather than simply treat symptoms.
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Apr 23, 2020
Dr McDonald makes me feel at ease and that she cares about me and my health
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Apr 13, 2020
Dr. Macdonald was very thorough during our interview concerning my health issues. I was impressed and felt very comfortable selecting the doctor as my primary healthcare provider.
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Apr 12, 2020
seems to really care and straight forward
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Apr 12, 2020
doctor McDonald discussed my concerns in great detail. she advised me of what treatments were available and pros and cons of each. I left the office with new insight on my problem and how to approach and treat it.
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Apr 9, 2020
Dr. McDonald went through my entire health history and I was confident that she knew how to address the issues that I brought to her office. She also solved a persistent health issue that I had not planned on discussing at the visit. She was very comprehensive in her care-I am extremely pleased.
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Apr 2, 2020
Dr. McDonald is outstanding and exceeded all of my expectations.
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Mar 26, 2020
Dr McDonald is by far the best caregiver I have ever had. Not only does she really know her stuff, but her ability to listen and understand and show amazing compassion is incredible!
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Mar 26, 2020
DR. J. McDONALD IS LIKE SUPER AWESOME. ALSO THE STAFF SHE NOW HAS.
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Mar 26, 2020
privider was kid rude looks didn't care about question asked
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Mar 26, 2020
Dr. McDonald is an amazing physician. She went over all of my records, lab tests and discussed forms for end of life, etc. She always takes time, and is so funny. I enjoy my time with her.
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