Dr. Charles McDonald, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. McDonald

San Francisco Audiology

2100 Webster St Ste 202 San Francisco, CA 94115

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(415) 749-5779

Dr. Charles McDonald, MD is a Pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McDonald has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McDonald to book an appointment.


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Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Asthma more than 94% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Emphysema more than 93% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Emphysema more than 93% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 84% of their peers

Dr. McDonald performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Check Dr. McDonald's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Charles McDonald, MD is a Pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McDonald has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his are...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Fellowship Hospital
UCSF Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Residency Hospital
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Internship Hospital
1972
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Practice

San Francisco Audiology2100 Webster St Ste 202 San Francisco, CA 94115
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2100 Webster St Ste 329 San Francisco, CA 94115
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California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

San Francisco, CA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)