Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, MD

Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

980 W Ironwood Dr Ste 206

Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

Contact Information

(208) 667-4949

Insurance Accepted

  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 80% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 76% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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18  Procedures

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  • University Of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Univ Calif San Francisco Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Univ Calif San Francisco Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors Award, 2012
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, MD
Dr. McDonald did 2 surgeries on my Neck, a Laminectomy in 2001, and a 3 level Fusion in 2006, results were pretty good. never did completely take away my arm pain, but made it tolerable, about 4 or 5 years later, started experience extreme arm pain again, , "waking up with the pain like (L)...Read More
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Joy in Sandpoint, ID – Jul 10, 2017
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Ten years ago I was having serious shoulder pain and my GP sent me to a specialist. The specialist ruled out shoulder issues and suggested I had neck issues. I was recommended to see Dr. McDonald. It was confirmed that I had two bulging disks causing my spinal chord to be pinched by 50% in two...Read More
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Coeur D Alene, ID – Mar 19, 2017
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I saw the Dr the first time in. He immediately suggested the procedure that I needed and went about getting it done. His bedside manner is cordial and I didn't even meet his PA until I had a complication. The staff and the Dr have been great in every regard. My complication was not his doing...Read More
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logr in Spirit Lake, ID – Jan 15, 2016
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He is the most arrogant Dr I have ever been in contact with. In caring, doesn't care what you have to say or how to fix you. He has his PA do all his examination and he never examines you one. This Dr is horrible in the sense of caring at all for his patient. It is obvious he is in the business...Read More
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