Dr. John McDonald, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. McDonald
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Texas Orthopedics - Northwest Austin

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759

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Dr. John McDonald, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Ascension Seton Northwest. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McDonald to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

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Based on 102 ratings

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Dr. McDonald and entire staff are great. They listen to your concerns and provide personable, professional and effective care. Highly recommend!
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Nov 15, 2021
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Another miracle! Limp in. Cortisone shot. Dance out.
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Mike Pauwels – Sep 19, 2021
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Pleasant and professional.
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Bill Blackmon – Sep 18, 2021
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I whole-heartedly recommend surgeon John McDonald and the staff at Texas Orthopedics for treating your orthopedic injuries. He is very skilled and knowledgeable in his field. I saw see Dr. McDonald about surgery when two of the three muscles attached to the outside of my hip tore completely and was no longer attached. I’d been told before seeing the surgeon that I would need a hip replacement, even though my hip joint was fine. To my delight, Doctor McDonald, Orthopedic surgeon, didn’t mention a hip replacement, but instead opted to reattach the two muscles (tendons) back onto my hip bone. It has been over 2 months since my surgery, and I am getting stronger every day. If you need orthopedic surgery, Dr. McDonald is careful to perform exactly the surgery you need and do it very well. His staff is also easy to contact and quick to respond to questions left on the patient portal. They are very communicative and caring.
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Apr 08, 2021
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I tore my ACL and partial meniscus and was going live my life as is until I found Dr. McDonald and PA Kate! From the first appointment to MRI, X-rays to after surgery. Best Orthopedic treatment in Austin hands down! Definitely recommend
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Heik A – Mar 03, 2021
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It was my first visit, but this place was a well oiled machine! Process was absolutely seamless and the staff was really nice! So far, I am pleased with Dr McDonald and his staff!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Letty G – Feb 11, 2021
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Dr. McDonald is one of the most caring and skilled orthopedic surgeons I know. Kate DeFord his PA, works along side him and is equally as amazing. They really go the extra mile to care for their patients and treat them in the way they would want their own families cared for. I experienced this personally when my 17 yr old son severely injured his knee in football, this past September. We felt helpless as parents, and scared when his injury happened. Dr. McDonald and Kate reassured us and took excellent care of my son. They made sure the best orthopedic braces, surgical equipment, and physical therapy were utilized to offer him the best outcome for surgery and healing. They took extra care and time to guide us through what my son’s journey would look like, from the day of his injury, to surgery, through recovery, and healing. I wouldn’t trust anyone other than Dr. McDonald, Kate DeFord and their amazing team to reconstruct my sons destroyed knee. Together as a team they are some
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Franchesca – Feb 04, 2021
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Dr McDonald was very encouraging about the possibility of recovery from my pain. He took time with me and listened and performed a thorough exam.
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Teffany Naslund – Dec 19, 2020
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I would just like to say that Dr. John McDonald and his staff are, hands down, the BEST group of orthopedic specialists Austin has to offer. Dr. McDonald is very informative, allows the patient to give critical input into the surgical process, and has a very down to earth, no nonsense, bedside manner. If you have a orthopedic surgical need, and need a doctor you can trust, Dr. McDonald is your man!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patrick D – Nov 16, 2020
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Wouldn’t go to anyone else for a sports injury in Austin. At the top of his field. Extremely knowledgeable and so personable.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Nov 07, 2020
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I trust Dr McDonald completely with managing my hip and knee pathology. I value very much his expertise and training. Exactly what I expect from a healthcare professional!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Bruce Good – Oct 11, 2020
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Dr. McDonald is a fabulous doctor. My recent Rotator Cuff surgery was awesome. Very little to no pain the 1st 6 weeks. Now my work starts with rehab & is going great. Thank You Dr. McDonald, job well done!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Greg N – Aug 30, 2020
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Very organized office even though multiple staff to interact with. Would highly recommend Dr. McDonald to friends.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
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Aug 20, 2020
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Love his PA Kate!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathryn L Olsem – Aug 14, 2020
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Always great. Been Seeing for Forever. Checkin was super good, visit was effiexnet, and pleasant. My first time with Kate too! She is a keeper. :)
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Jerry – Aug 09, 2020
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Dr McDonald is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain things and answer questions. Plus I like him. You should like your doctor and he is likeable. His PA, Kate, is excellent also.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David – Jul 25, 2020
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This was my first time seeing Dr. McDonald. I had heard great things, and it was easy to see why! Dr. McDonald exhibited a high degree of knowledge, care and really asked the right questions and considered what my experience had been with the injury to get the full picture. He even popped back into the office to try one more thing after the appointment was over because another possibility had crossed his mind. Very professional, great doctor with bedside manner. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 23, 2020
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He is a caring, listening, highly intelligent, thoughtful doctor I and my husband are thrilled to have. His therapies have been highly effective.
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jul 20, 2020
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Dr John McDonald and his PA Cate are awesome. I can’t say enough good things about Texas Orthopedics, their personal from the check in folks to the nurses, doctors and everyone involved. This was my second surgery with them and I will never go anywhere else for future procedures I may need. They make the whole process as easy as possible from pre op to post op and everything in between.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jimmy Carter – Jun 04, 2020
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First impression was solid. Dr McDonald was friendly in manner and professional. I felt his genuine concern in the way he explained MRI, surgery options and techniques that would benefit me as a whole during the Covid crisis. Would highly recommend also as Want n prompting you to ask questions or concerns of patient care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Care Philosophy

Dr. McDonald encourages a team approach with each of his patients. When patients, their families, physical and occupational therapists, and physicians...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital
Ut Southwestern/parkland Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Upper-Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis Associated wtih Proximal Humerus Osteomyelitis in a Child, 2010

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What are Dr. John McDonald, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McDonald frequently treats Elbow Bursitis, Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McDonald treats.

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Dr. McDonald's office is located at 4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200, Austin, TX 78759. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. McDonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Elbow Bursitis
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Dr. McDonald treats Elbow Bursitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. McDonald treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 96% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Osteoarthritis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Texas Orthopedics - Northwest Austin4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759
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Texas Orthopedics - South Austin3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 160 Austin, TX 78704
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Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Association

Texas Orthopedics - Central Austin911 W 38th St Ste 300 Austin, TX 78705
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