Dr. Joel MacDonald, MD

Dr. Joel MacDonald, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Joel MacDonald, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Univ Of Nc Chapel Hill Sch Of Med in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

175 Medical Plz

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. MacDonald performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
high
more than 89% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. MacDonald's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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18  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Nc Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Univ Of Utah/Uumc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Univ Of Fla/Shands Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. MacDonald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. MacDonald's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. MacDonald to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. MacDonald's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had to have temporal lobe resection due to epilesy had it done last year on my right side and this man was amazing for my family and I at a time when I was full of fear he shined some light for me but even after that he has a great sense of humor for a Dr which for me was awesome when they were...more
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Dr. MacDonald not only takes the time to address my concerns but provides in depth analysis and treatment options that were previously left unaddressed by another neurosurgeon. Both my family and I have appreciated the care he has provided.
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I had emergency brain surgery this past June. I am incredibly satisfied with my surgery. He gave me my life back! I went in for my check up yesterday. He was incredibly informative, professional, and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. MacDonald to others.
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Absolutely do Not let this man cut you open. I had surgery done by him, turns he squeezed my surgery into a time slot that wasn't long enough resulting into a botched surgery and a paralyzingly stroke. To add insult to injury he didn't have the decency to talk to my family in the waiting room...more
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