Dr. David MacDonald, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. MacDonald
Accepting new patients

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

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Dr. David MacDonald, DO is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. MacDonald has more experience with Elbow and Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from A T Sill U Hlth Sci Kirksville Coll Osteo Med medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. MacDonald to book an appointment.


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Dr. MacDonald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Navigate POS
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Elbow Injuries more than 92% of their peers

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

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 78% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 96% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 90% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Hand Conditions more than 88% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. MacDonald's Reviews

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My first time with Dr. McDonald and he was very nice, attentive, listen and explained everything so i could understand it. Not rushed and the staff was nice and efficient.
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M. Turner – Aug 12, 2019
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My daughter needed to see Dr. MacDonald because of a hand injury. This is the third member of our family who has been Dr. MacDonald & everytime we see him he & his staff go above & beyond for us. I would highly recommend him to any friend or family in need of a hand specialist/surgeon.
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Mar 22, 2019
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Great care to listen and repeat back what I want ot ii'd apot. Does not rush me through appt. I have clear understanding of what my, path will be, diagnosis explained in layman's terms. I know that I will be back 100%.
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Mar 09, 2019
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Dr. McDonald is able to explain complicated items in ways that a patient can understand. He is always smiling and happy.
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Feb 28, 2019
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My first appointment with Dr. McDonald and he was very attentive and explained everything to my satisfaction. The service provided by Dr. McDonald and Hughston Clinic exceeded my expectations.
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GA – Feb 21, 2019
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simply the best! Stays and talks untill all questions are answered
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Marc in Columbus ga – Jan 18, 2019
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Shoulder surgery went well and recovery has been very smooth. Pleased with the overall experience and Dr. MacDonald.
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Chad H – Nov 17, 2018
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Dr. McDonald did 3 surgeries on me and he is awesome. His physical therapy team is wonderful. Highly recommend!
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Tara Goode in Wetumpka , AL – Nov 16, 2018
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Great doctor with an excellent bedside manner. Very professional and took my issues very seriously. Will be following up with more testing next week. I trust him 100% with my treatment.
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Phenix City, AL – Nov 16, 2018
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Dr. MacDonald and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. Dr. MacDonald performed surgery on left forearm and right shoulder during same visit and was exceptional in communication with me prior to and after surgery. Thank you to all.
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Steve in Midland , GA – Oct 29, 2018
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Dr. McDonald performed an ulnar osteotomy on me in 2016 and was able to give me my life back after almost three years of nerve pain. I can’t recommend him highly enough. He gave me my life back.
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Sara MacIsaac in Birmingham – Oct 27, 2018
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Dr McDonald was very professional and willing to answer questions about the procedure (hand surgery) and what to expect. He was very patient and respectful of my concerns. We had a bit of confusion over my medicine and how it would impact my time after surgery. Recovery, including time in OT, was a bit overwhelming, But each patient is different , so hard to predict how any one patient will react and how difficult a time they might react. This surgery is a major surgery.so be prepared,
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Linda Barefoot in Columbus , GA – Oct 12, 2018
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Great!!!!!!
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Gary in Pine Mountain Valley, GA – Sep 27, 2018
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Fantastic surgeon and a tremendous asset to the Hughston Clinic , We are very lucky to have him in the southeastern area ! He has performed 2surgeries on me to date : for right thumb and wrist as well as a severely busted up collarbone that had been shattered in a ATV accident. He is very good to work with one scheduling as well as explaining in great detail how the surgery is going both before and after the procedure. I highly recommend this brilliant surgeon for your upcoming surgical needs
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Lonnie Ford in Ashford AL – Oct 25, 2016
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in 2011 i had my tricep reattached. dr. macdonald came in to visit with my wife and i and explain what was going to happen and that it all take about 30-45 min. 1.5hrs later he came out of surgery in a rush to apologize to my wife and explain that after drilling 3 holes for the reattachment and almost completing,he didnt like what he saw and un-did the whole thing,drilled a 4th hole and completely re-did everything. 100% stand up Dr that takes pride in everything he does!!
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Eric Harrell in midland, tx – Jul 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. David MacDonald, DO is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. MacDonald has more experience with Elbow and Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated f...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Trauma Medicine

Education

2001
A T Sill U Hlth Sci Kirksville Coll Osteo Med
Medical School

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Hughston Clinic Auburn161 E University Dr Auburn, AL 36832
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hughston Clinic Albany117 Oakland Pkwy Leesburg, GA 31763
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)