Dr. David O'Donnell, MD

DermatopathologyMaleAge 62

Dr. O'Donnell

Saginaw Valley Dermatology

4705 Towne Centre Rd Ste 301 Saginaw, MI 48604

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Dr. David O'Donnell, MD is a Dermatopathology Specialist in Saginaw, MI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension St. Mary's Hospital and Covenant Medical Center Harrison. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. O'Donnell to book an appointment.

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Hard to make this short, I am a disabled veteran with a history of skin cancer in my family. I had a growth on my face that was recurring. The VA scheduled me for a biopsy of the lesion but is a 3 hour drive. Since I began new employment after caring for my elder parent, now deceased and gain pretty good health insurance through my company, I conversed with all three, the VA, Dr. Odonells office which was 1 hour and 20 minutes from me and Blue Cross Blue Shield. The VA stated they would give a referral for the preventative biopsy, Dr. Odonnells office stated they wouldn’t require it. They stated it would be a preventative measure as the history was in my family. Blue Cross confirmed there would be zero cost associated as it was all preventative. Received a bill in the mail for quite a bit of $ with much more to come separately from pathology according to a Monica, the supposed office manager/ billing contact for Dr. O’Donnell . BCBS said the doctors office did not code the procedures a
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Robert – Aug 10, 2021
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I began developing precancerous and cancerous lesions before I was 40 years old. Had been treated by a very good dermatologist who retired more than 30 years ago, but recommended I see Dr O'Donnell because of his capability to do Mohs Surgery. It was the best medical advice I have ever received. I literally have seen Dr O'Donnell every 3-6 months since, as many of the lesions I experience are aggressive in development and pernicious in nature, ultimately requiring Mohs to confidently destruct. He listens well, respects my judgement and together we have identified and treated several dozens of basal and squamous precancerous and cancerous cells. In every instance, he has discussed treatment options and I choose. I hate selecting Mohs, but am grateful to have this special capability available locally, executed by a careful and competent surgeon. Yes, over the years, the waits have sometimes been lengthy, but I feel worth the time, and I now see that problem being addressed.
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Jul 28, 2020
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Dr. O'Donnell is a nice guy and a very good Doctor. He is very thorough and takes the time necessary to do his job well. Most critical reviews are about the wait time. Nobody likes to wait but, who wants a rush job when they have a serious condition? Would you be concerned with people in the waiting room if he was removing cancer form your face? I have been to specialists where a 3+ hour wait was normal. Have never waited that long for this Doctor. Personally, I am thankful to have found such a good Dr. in this area. Have always found his staff to be very friendly, courteous and professional. Always greeted with a smile.
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Ken – Jan 28, 2020
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Misdiagnosed by Dr O'Donnell. He took a biopsy of a spot on my face & said I needed Mohs surgery. Since it was on my face, I told him I wanted a 2nd opinion from UofM in Ann Arbor which I had been to in the past. He stated, "he trained in Ann Arbor & there really was no need for me to drive all the way to Ann Arbor" The U of M in Ann Arbor ordered my slides from Dr O'Donnell's office. They called me & said my spot was 'pre-cancerous' & only needed to be frozen. Lost all confidence in him!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 11, 2018
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I am so sorry to say this practice is completely mis managed for patients wait time . Waited each appointment over 1 hour and the dr is rushed . Another 30 minutes after you are called ! He's a nice guy but very very overbooked
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Plymouth, MI – Dec 06, 2017
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Bedside manor is not a strong suit. Belittles patients and doesn't appear concerned how he makes patients feel.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rudyard, MI – Jul 06, 2017
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The best in Saginaw. Knowledgeable. The wait to get in is often long, but you'll get the correct diagnosis by a professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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AEG in Saginaw, MI – Apr 16, 2017
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I like Dr Odonnell very much, he is a typically very busy Saginaw doctor. Accepts my insurance, the only one in town I could fine. He has done a great job.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Midland, MI – Feb 28, 2017
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Biography

Dr. David O'Donnell, MD is a Dermatopathology Specialist in Saginaw, MI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatopathology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Education

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus
Residency Hospital
1989
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1985
University of Michigan Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. David O'Donnell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. O'Donnell frequently treats Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, and Basal Cell Carcinoma . See all procedures and conditions Dr. O'Donnell treats.

Where is Dr. David O'Donnell, MD's office located?

Dr. O'Donnell's office is located at 4705 Towne Centre Rd Ste 301, Saginaw, MI 48604. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. O'Donnell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Locations

Saginaw Valley Dermatology

Saginaw Valley Dermatology PC4705 Towne Centre Rd Ste 301 Saginaw, MI 48604
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. O'Donnell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension St. Mary's Hospital

Saginaw, MI

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Covenant Medical Center Harrison

Saginaw, MI

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Sparrow Hospital

Lansing, MI

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

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