Dr. John D. McDonald, MD

Dr. John D. McDonald, MD


Sports Medicine | Male | 53 years old

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Dr. Douglas McDonald is a Primary Care physician specializing in Sports Medicine. Dr. McDonald grew up in Colorado and...Read more

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Patient Reviews (6)
in Orlando, FL |
Dr. McDonald is not only an excellent doctor but also an amazing person. He cares about my health and well-being along with me as a person. He is always willing to help as much as possible and provides great medical advice. I highly recommend him and his staff!! Dr. McDonalds nurse, Veronica, is simply wonderful. She always has a smile and wants to help in anyway possible. They are an phenomenal team and I am so happy to receive care under them!
in Kissimmee, FL |
I found Dr. McDonald to be friendly, knowledgable, and easy to talk to. Great experience. Would recommend him highly to my friends and family.
in Davenport, FL |
Dr. McDonald took a lot of time to explain what our options were. He answered all our questions. We highly recommend him.Thank you.
in St Cloud, Fl |
Dr McDonald has an excellent memory. I saw him once before this Thursday and he remembered that we were on a cruise. He, also, explained all the in and out of the beak in my right arm. I felt like he really was concerned about me. He is wonderful to me. Thanks for everything. Please give kudos to Veronica. she is wonderful, also.
in Celebration, FL |
Dr. McDonald took a lot of time to explain what my options were. He answered all my questions and set me at ease. I highly recommend him.
in Orlando, FL |
Dr. McDonald and his staff went above and beyond. I went in for my shoulder and during the x-ray he saw a spot on my lung, which I had checked out and ended in a happy ending, but it could have easily gone the other way and been something that he brought to my attention early enough to catch. I also stopped in after hours when they had just closed to retrieve a copy of the xray for the CAT scan and his staff graciously let me in and his Xray tech Buddy stayed and made me copies so I could have
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Dr. Douglas McDonald is a Primary Care physician specializing in Sports Medicine.  Dr. McDonald grew up in Colorado and earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Medical Center in Denver and then completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Michigan State University. 

Dr. McDonald has many Florida ties as well having been a team physician for the University of Florida Gators athletics for 6 years during which time he provided care for all sports.  He was a member of the Gators during 4 National Championships including football and men's basketball. 

More recently he has been in the Orlando area as a faculty physician at the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Winter Park.  He has been the head team physician for the Orlando Solar Bears hockey team and has been head team physician for Rollins College, Winter Park High School, and for the Orlando Pride women's professional fastpitch team.  He works with the Atlanta Braves with their Spring training and minor league teams at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports. He has also worked closely with many elite endurance athletes.

Dr. McDonald has extensive experience in concussion management in sports as well as the medical aspects of sports medicine and non-operative orthopedics.  Dr. McDonald has worked with all levels of athletes from professional and Olympic athletes, college and high school athletes, and recreational athletes.  His philosophy is "Everyone is an athlete," so he treats every patient so they can get back to their daily activities at their best possible.

Dr. McDonald is board certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  He has been faculty in the UCF and FSU Colleges of Medicine and continues to have involvement teaching residents and medical students.

Dr. McDonald has wide ranging personal interests including photography, weight training, running, and cycling.  He enjoys fishing, hiking, and SCUBA diving.  He still plays baseball and tennis and is a certified baseball and softball coach.

Dr. McDonald's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries


  • Medical School
    University Of Colorado At Denver

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine

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