Dr. Brian McDonald, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 56

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Brian McDonald, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has over 25 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 Ellis Hospital and Nathan Littauer Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Brian McDonald, MD

Schenectady Pulmonary And Critical Care

116 Polar Plz Amsterdam, NY 12010 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(518) 627-0410

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Airway Stenting
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheostomy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

3.8

Based on 8 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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YES ! Very knowledgeable and supportive.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Aug 04, 2021
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my experience has been wonderful, he is a very intelligent dr who knows his stuff and always helps me when i call and calls in my prescriptions due to emergencies. very thorough in describing whats going on with my lungs etc. he deserves more than 5 stars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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arlene wachunas – Feb 03, 2021
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Clifton Park, NY – Aug 12, 2017
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Personable,thorough & caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Renee Iler in Pattersonville, NY – Jan 11, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Brian McDonald, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...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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Does Dr. Brian McDonald, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Brian McDonald, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McDonald frequently treats Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). See all procedures and conditions Dr. McDonald treats.

Where is Dr. Brian McDonald, MD's office located?

Dr. McDonald's office is located at 116 Polar Plz, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Brian McDonald, MD speak?

Dr. McDonald speaks Russian, Italian, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Schenectady Pulmonary And Critical Care

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Harlem Hospital

Harlem Hospital124 Rosa Rd Ste 382 Schenectady, NY 12308
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McDonald is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Nathan Littauer Hospital

Gloversville, NY

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

St. Mary’s Healthcare - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NY

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average