Dr. Claudia J. McDonald, MD

Dr. Claudia J. McDonald, MD

Neurosurgery | Female | 66 years old

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Dr. McDonald specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in McKinney, TX. She practices at 1 location.

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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. McDonald's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Excellent physician. Thanks Jessica Hash
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      I am a retired Naval Officer and Dr. McDonald is one of the very few orthopedic surgeons who will accept Tricare. She gave me excellent care and was able to resolve my very painful back problem. And that is why it has not been necessary for me to see her in the last two years.
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Brain Surgery
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Deep Brain Stimulation
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Texas Medical

        Graduated in 1985

      • Internship Hospital
        Tulane University School Of Medicine
      • Residency Hospital
        Tulane University School Of Medicine
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Tulane University School Of Medicine

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. McDonald's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. McDonald

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients