Dr. David MacDonald, DO

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 54

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. David MacDonald, DO is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA. Dr. MacDonald has extensive experience in Hand & Wrist Surgery. He is affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. David MacDonald, DO

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
Accepting new patients

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Affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Phenix City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic hand surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. MacDonald

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Hand & Wrist Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Dr. MacDonald is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. MacDonald
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
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Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • 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 Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Limb Cramp
  • McMurray's Test
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. MacDonald accepts

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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
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. MacDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. MacDonald

4.9

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
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Great surgeon
Dr macDonald did a great job with my shoulder
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Faye p – Jun 04, 2022
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Very good answered all my questions, listened well to my concern professional, but easy to talk to you
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Feb 05, 2022
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Dr. MacDonald was very thorough in explaining what was going on with my hand, and outlining treatment options. He listened to my concerned and answered all my questions. I feel very comfortable and confident in having him treat my issues. He also is conservative in his treatment, wanting to use the most non-invasive treatment possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary – Jan 21, 2022
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Dr. MacDonald is always polite, friendly, and thorough about any issues with my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!! I have decided to proceed with surgery on my right wrist this summer. Meanwhile he administered an injection to give me some temporary relief!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mary Judy Robinson – Jan 21, 2022
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Dr MacDonald was very knowledgeable & put me at ease concerning the issues with my hand. I am very please with the treatment I received.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 20, 2021
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Awesome staff! Best health care I’ve ever received in my Seventy-five years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cynthia Green – Nov 25, 2021
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Super Doctor. Great Surgeon. Very caring and genuinely interested in his patients and their problems. He also has a phenomenal staff that always make you their priority. He’s the best hand surgeon in this area.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shannon Maloy Stillman – Aug 27, 2021
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I had a really bad Compound arm fracture After falling off my horse. Dr. MacDonald performed the surgery to repair both arm bones. I am two months postoperative and thus far, while there is still healing going on, I am pain-free and had no post-surgery complications. He is very good about answering my millions of questions as well as explaining the surgical and post-surgical choices and options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle – Jun 30, 2021
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Always responsive. Knowledgeable and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beatrice Lawson – May 30, 2021
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My mother went to see him last year (February 2020) for a broken humerus. Between him and the hand therapist it was a total disaster. After 4 weeks she went back. We told both Dr. McDonald and the therapist that the sling they put on her arm was not working; it kept slipping and would not hold the arm steady so the bone could heal. The doctor agreed to a different sling; however, the therapist did not and they put the same sling back on my mom's arm. It did not work; it kept slipping and would not hold the arm steady so it could heal properly. So I brought my mom to Huntsville to see a doctor at The Orthopedic Center where she ended up having to have surgery and had to go thru months of therapy to get use of her arm back. Thank goodness for the doctors at The Orthopedic Center in Huntsville. Based on her experience, she would not recommend Dr. MacDonald.
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Jan 09, 2021
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He performed cubital and carpal tunnel surgery and he really did an excellent job. They really made me feel at ease before and after surgery. I would recommend him to anyone
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ashley R Mathews – Oct 17, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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GA – Feb 21, 2019
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simply the best! Stays and talks untill all questions are answered
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve in Midland , GA – Oct 29, 2018
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Biography

Dr. MacDonald graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his orthopedic residency at Michigan State University, and completed...Read more

Specialties

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. David MacDonald, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. MacDonald frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. MacDonald specializes.

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Dr. MacDonald's office is located at 6262 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31909. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic Auburn161 E University Dr Auburn, AL 36832
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  • Hours
    • 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
  • Directions
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
  • Directions
Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital4401 RIVERCHASE DR Phenix City, AL 36867
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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

89% Patients that would definitely recommend, 19% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)