Dr. Brian McDonald, MD

Critical Care Medicine •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. McDonald
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Spcca

446 Guy Park Ave # B Amsterdam, NY 12010

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(518) 386-3691

Dr. Brian McDonald, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Burdett Birth Center and Ellis Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McDonald to book an appointment.


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Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Airway Stenting
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

3.3

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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No one EVER responds in a timely manner, life or death situations, they keep you waiting for days/ more like weeks. There's no urgency. He has absolutely no bedside manner. His receptionist Terri, is absolutely difficult to get through to, she's rude, curt and uncaring, as well as McDonald. She is horrible to deal with, someone like that should not be holding that position. Overall it's a very disappointing practice for many, many reasons. Go elsewhere.
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Clifton Park, NY – Aug 12, 2017
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Personable,thorough & caring.
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L.Blowers in Amsterdam, NY – Mar 30, 2016
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He is a knowledgeable patient doctor. Takes time to explain things. When you have pulmonary problems it can be very scary. I trust him
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian McDonald, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Education

2003
Columbia Presby Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Columbia Presby
Residency Hospital
1998
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1997
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian

Awards

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Locations

Spcca

Spcca446 Guy Park Ave # B Amsterdam, NY 12010
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Burdett Birth Center

Troy, NY

Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

Nathan Littauer Hospital

Gloversville, NY

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

St. Mary’s Healthcare - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NY

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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