Dr. John E. McDonald, MD

Dr. John E. McDonald, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 37 years old

Dr. McDonald encourages a team approach with each of his patients. When patients, their families, physical and occupational therapists, and physicians all work together, the patient can achieve a quicker recovery and the success that they desire through both surgical and nonsurgical means. Patients enjoy his friendly, open, and personalized approach to care. He encourages questions and always takes the time to get to know his patients and thoroughly understand their concerns.Read more

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Dr. McDonald encourages a team approach with each of his patients. When patients, their families, physical and occupational therapists, and physicians all work together, the patient can achieve a quicker recovery and the success that they desire through both surgical and nonsurgical means. Patients enjoy his friendly, open, and personalized approach to care. He encourages questions and always takes the time to get to know his patients and thoroughly understand their concerns.Read more

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3.9
based on 19 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. McDonald
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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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
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (19)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (16)
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in Austin, TX |
Waited for an hour and ended up with few minutes discussion with doctor. He examined the same was as that of my FP/GP and charged me $200 (for 5 min probably). Nothing different from GP in terms of examination, but billing is totally different from GP. Not worth of the service/visit
Texas Orthopedics and Dr. McDonald take great pride in providing the best possible care and experience for each patient, and Dr. McDonald endeavors to spend an appropriate amount of time with each patient. However, we are unable to comment on your experience specifically due to federal privacy laws. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your visit. As we do not have your contact information, please call 512-439-1000 and ask to speak with an administrator.
in Austin, TX |
I would like to pass on my sincere gratitude to Kate Deford for her unsurpassed compassion and spot on care she has provided throughout my surgery and recovery. Dr. McDonald hit the jackpot when he brought Kate on as his Physician Assistant and I want all to know what she brings to this first class practice. She is a true professional with the knowledge in her chosen field and the people skills to make her patients feel secure in the direction and decisions of the healthcare they are receiving.
in Austin, TX |
Let me start by saying that Dr. John McDonald is a truly exceptional professional and his attention to detail is unsurpassed in his field. Not only do I believe in the surgical skill of Dr. John McDonald but also his sensitivity, kind charm and gentle demeanor. Dr. McDonald cares about a quick recovery and absolute perfection in his procedures. I would highly recommend Dr. McDonald for any and all knee, hip, & shoulder concerns. His PA, Kate is outstanding & his entire staff are warm & friendly.
Austin, TX |
Dr. McDonald is obviously very well-trained and has great bedside manner. I am very active and had been working out on a torn meniscus for several years. I felt very anxious and upset at the idea of surgery, but Dr. McDonald explained why surgery was the best option, and took the time to answer all my questions. Part of my meniscus was removed, but I only have 2 tiny scars and I'm already back at the gym! My knee feels great and it's been just under 3 weeks since my surgery! So thankful!
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Ut Southwestern/Parkland Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Upper-Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis Associated wtih Proximal Humerus Osteomyelitis in a Child, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. McDonald's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. McDonald

Level of trust in provider's decisions
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 encourages a team approach with each of his patients. When patients, their families, physical and occupational therapists, and physicians all work together, the patient can achieve a quicker recovery and the success that they desire through both surgical and nonsurgical means. Patients enjoy his friendly, open, and personalized approach to care. He encourages questions and always takes the time to get to know his patients and thoroughly understand their concerns.