Dr. Jerome McDonald, MD

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Dr. Jerome McDonald, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male

620 Howard Ave, Altoona, PA 16601 Get Directions
(814) 889-7724

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  • General Surgerynull
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgerynull
  • Thoracic Surgerynull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. McDonald's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Thoracic Surgery
      • Cardiac Surgery
      • General Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Cardiovascular Surgery
      • General Surgery
      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Tumors, Benign
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
      • Pleura Cancer
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Septal Defect
      • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
      • Aortic Valve Surgery
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
      • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Esophagostomy
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Defect Repair
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Impella Device
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Removal, Open
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Maze Procedure
      • Mitral Valve Surgery
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Open Thymectomy
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
      • Segmentectomy, Open
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
      • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med

        Graduated in 1994

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      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 Thoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. McDonald's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

      Experience with Dr. McDonald

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. McDonald's Care Philosophy

      Dr. McDonald is currently on sabbatical and not seeing patients. Thank you.