Dr. John McDonald, MD

Dr. John McDonald, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. John McDonald, MD is a dermatologist in Vero Beach, FL and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in dermatology.Read his story

1770 37th St

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Skin Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. McDonald's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McDonald "Dr. John McDonald received his M.D. Degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Dr. McDonald is Board Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, is a Member of the American Academy of MOHS Surgeons and carries the distinct honor as a member of the prestigious international Royal Academy of Physicians. He was the President of the Indian River County Medical Society and Chairman of the Indian River Medical Center Department of Dermatology. Dr. McDonald is an adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Florida State University and is a frequent contributing writer on new methods for the treatment of skin cancer in several journals and publications. Dr. McDonald enjoys a stellar and scholarly reputation among his fellow physicians and his patients throughout Indian River County and beyond. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDonald "Our patients are always our first priority.  When you make an appointment at the Indian River Skin & Cancer Center, you will be greeted by our friendly staff.  You will always be personally seen and evaluated  by Dr. McDonald rather than by a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner which is the case in many Physician's offices today.  

Our personal relationship along with superior and individual attention to every single patient makes the Indian River Skin & Cancer Center the leading provider of care for Dermatology in Indian River County.  "

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

52  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Blu-U® Acne Light Treatment
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Villanova University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Hahnemann Med College and Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Hahnemann Med College and Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDonald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonald to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. McDonald's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Wonderful Doctor. Lovely office and staff. I had a spot on my forehead which Dr. McDonald diagnosed and biopsied. He caught it so early that the biopsy removed it completely and I needed no other treatment. I am very pleased!
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Dr. McDonald has been my dermatologist, and my family's dermatologist, for over 20 years. He is an outstanding physician and person. Dr. McDonald is one of those rare physicians who is highly skilled and who always puts his patients first. In my opinion, anyone who throws rocks at him is a...more
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Good bedside manner. Though and to the point. Biopsy procedure excellent.
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