Dr. Alexander MacKay, MD

Dr. Alexander MacKay, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
68 y/o
(10)

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Dr. Alexander MacKay, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and radiation oncology.Read his story

Cancer Care Northwest

910 W 5th Ave Ste 130

Spokane, WA 99204
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. MacKay

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. MacKay performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Secondary Malignancies
very high
more than 95% of peers
Meningiomas
very high
more than 93% of peers
Cancer
high
more than 77% of peers

Dr. MacKay's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. MacKay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. MacKay "While at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. MacKay developed a stereotactic CT localization frame used for radiation implants to treat brain tumors. He continued using this technique after moving to Spokane, and later used LINAC based radiosurgery, also known as the X-Knife, when it became available. With 32 years of general neurosurgical practice in Spokane and 12 years of Gamma Knife expertise, Dr. MacKay devotes full-time attention to the treatment of brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and vascular malformations. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. MacKay "Treat others as you would want a member of your family treated."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiation Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. MacKay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. MacKay does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. MacKay and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. MacKay is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. MacKay's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. MacKay to family and friends
10 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. MacKay's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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