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Dr. Brian McDonald, MD

Critical Care Medicine ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. McDonald

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446 Guy Park Ave # B Amsterdam, NY 12010

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Dr. Brian McDonald, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1997 and specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.


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(518) 386-3691

Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
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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 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian McDonald, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1997 and specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.

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
Columbia Presby
Internship Hospital
1997
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2003
2000
1998
1997

Languages

  • Italian
  • Russian
  • English

Awards

Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

3.3

Based on 6 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 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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Personable,thorough & caring.
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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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