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Jara Kim Mcdonald, MD

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 - Llano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Marble Falls
  • 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
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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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 - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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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
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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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
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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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
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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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
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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, Mercy Medical Center Of Redding (2013)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Nevada At Reno (2010)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews(119)
Overall: 4.8*
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Oct 14, 2019
Dr McDonald genuinely concerned about my health. She never rushes through my appointments. I feel like i have finally found a PCP that gets me! So glad I found her.
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Oct 10, 2019
outstanding
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Oct 9, 2019
Dr. McDonald is very thorough. She always has looked at my records and notes before appointment. Highly recommend her.
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Oct 8, 2019
Dr McDonald is extremely detailed and caring
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Oct 4, 2019
I have finally found a doctor that I have "clicked" with again.
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Oct 3, 2019
everyone did there best in providing all I needed it's great to find a place like this
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Oct 3, 2019
doctor explains everything in a way I understand.. she's calm, concerned and genuine.
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Oct 2, 2019
her communication is excellent and explaining my condition without me trying to guess what it all means and looking it up.
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Oct 2, 2019
Dr McDonald is ALWAYS very engaging and personable. I enjoy our visits because I am confident that she will give me direct, straight answers to my questions. she always takes the time to listen to what I have to say and then asks pertinent follow up questions to insure she understands my concerns. I can't imagine seeing any other provider.
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Oct 1, 2019
Dr. McDonald has a very easy manner which allowed for openness is discussing health concerns. I found her to be very thorough, which I has also heard from other and why I chose to go to her.
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Sep 28, 2019
This was my second appointment so far with Dr. McDonald, and it was on par with my first experience. Both times, she was prompt, engaged, asked me questions, and gave clear explanations. She seems straightforward, forthright, and capable- these are qualities I appreciate in a doctor! I feel like she really is listening when I talk, which you know, you want to feel heard when talking about your health with your Doctor. The staff has been great both times, too- warm, welcoming, helpful, professional. I'd definitely recommend the whole office to others.
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Sep 28, 2019
l really appreciate dr McDonald's discussion with me as a patient and nurse. she is brilliant!
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Sep 27, 2019
Dr. McDonald is a treasure! So glad I found her to help with my postpartum issues. I travel almost an hour to see her and it's worth it. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and shows genuine concern and care for my well being. The office could absolutely use some updating to make it more warm/inviting but a tiny town like Johnson City should be nothing but grateful to have such an awesome doctor!
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Sep 26, 2019
Dr. McDonald is the best PCP I've ever had. she listened to my problem and treated me with such kindness and respect. She addressed all my concerns and validated what I was feeling, she treated me like I was more that a number on her schedule. I would recommend Dr. McDonald to all my friends and family! she is a god send !
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Sep 23, 2019
Very thourgh and works with patient.
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Sep 19, 2019
She did not call me back when I asked the office to have her call me back regarding my x-ray report
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Sep 19, 2019
A Good experience.
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Sep 18, 2019
Dr McDonald embraces wholistic healing with regards to nutrition & lifestyle. Difficult to find in modern medicine.
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Sep 18, 2019
professional and caring
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Sep 17, 2019
it is almost impossible to get them on the phone.
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Sep 15, 2019
I was seen promptly. Dr. McDonald was very friendly and easy to talk to. Wanted to be sure I had all my questions answered. Gave me options so I could make my own choice. I have already recommended her to one of my friends that lives close to me.
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Sep 5, 2019
After several visits I am quite pleased with the care Dr. McDonald has provided me. I am not accustomed to dealing with MD's as I have, fortunately, been quite healthy most of my adult life. Having a serious medical condition is, therefore, something new to me. Glaucoma is my only medical condition that has, up until now, required ongoing care.
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Aug 27, 2019
very thorough and very kind. smart and knowledgeable
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Aug 17, 2019
I highly recommended Dr. McDonald!!
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Aug 16, 2019
very professional and caring
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Aug 15, 2019
Dr. Mcdonald is wonderful! She doesnt try to rush me. She addresses any concerns that I have. And she encourages me to be the best I can be. I feel I can completely trust her.
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Aug 14, 2019
Dr. McDonald gives clear explanations. I am especially appreciative of her reevaluating previous diagnoses by other providers. I think that shows she's really paying attention.
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Aug 13, 2019
I love Dr. McDonald she is always friendly, takes her time with each patient and is thorough. Before leaving each appointment she makes sure we have covered everything and that I understand. I recommend her to as many of my patients as I can.
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Aug 13, 2019
she is straightforward and great
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Aug 12, 2019
Was very pleased with my visit.the whole staff was very friendly and helpful
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Aug 10, 2019
she was so awesome and I never felt uncomfortable either
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Aug 8, 2019
dr Mcdonald and asst staff are likely the best I've encountered in my longtime medical care. friendly knowledgeable patient efficient Doctor with a great staff!!
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Aug 6, 2019
Showed genuine concern by explaining options without mandating my decision
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Aug 6, 2019
Dr. McDonald is, as always, very very good when listening, asking questions and providing explanations and help during my visits. The nurse that day, however, asked me at the beginning of the visit when the last time I had been to an OB/Gyn. I said around 5 years because I've had a total hysterectomy around 15 years ago. She proceeded to sit at her computer, never looking up at me once, and asked when my last period was and if I might be pregnant. I said that I told her a second ago that I had a complete hysterectomy 15 years ago I couldn't possibly be pregnant. I was in pain and upset and she never even noticed how upset I was - she was so wrapped up in working on the computer, never once looked at me and seemed unconcerned with how I was doing. She seemed somewhat nice but wasn't listening to what I was telling her about my pain or where it was located.
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