Dr. Darren McDonald, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. McDonald
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Ear Nose & Throat SpecialtyCare

2211 Park Ave Ste 333 Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Dr. Darren McDonald, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McDonald has more experience with Otologic Care, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Buffalo 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. Darren McDonald, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McDonald has more experience with Otologic Care, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Sleep-dis...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

2008
Mayo Medical School
Residency Hospital
2003
University of Vermont / College of Medicine
Medical School

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(612) 871-1144

Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
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PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Otitis Media more than 93% of their peers

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

Swimmer's Ear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Swimmer's Ear more than 92% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Outer Ear Infection more than 86% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Sinusitis more than 75% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Acute Sinusitis more than 75% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 46% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 46% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Sleep Disorders more than 62% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Sleep Apnea more than 61% of their peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

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Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Locations

Ear Nose & Throat SpecialtyCare

Ear Nose & Throat SpecialtyCare2211 Park Ave Ste 333 Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Minneapolis, MN

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Buffalo Hospital

Buffalo, MN

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)