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Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. McDonald

Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. McDonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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Dr. McDonald performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 74% of his peers

Dr. McDonald performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Herniated Disc more than 61% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Spine Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Spine Deformities more than 54% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors Award, 2012

Media & Publications

Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

4.1

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. McDonald recognized a spine condition in me that was missed or dismissed by multiple doctors. His care prevented my permanent paralysis 13 years ago. Even his PA missed my problem. I appreciate his willingness to listen and will forever be grateful.
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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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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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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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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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